Ferris 3100 32hp briggs

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  1. mr pike mike

    mr pike mike LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys new to the site but been lurk'n for awhile. I'm not a lawn care professional but have a bunch of lawns to mow as a property manager. Looking for some advice before taking the plunge on a new- used mower.

    Looking at a 2007 ferris 3100 72" deck with a 32hp vanguard that is used with around 800 hours on it any idea on what would be a fair price. Seems to be in fair to good conditions without any major signs of abuse.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Most guys go with 60" for the even cut. 72 are often too wide for anything but wide area. Not a big deal if you dont have to have a perfect cut or keep pain in the A people happy
     
  3. mr pike mike

    mr pike mike LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the reply. I know it is a big machine and know i only have to please myself so it doen't matter that much to me how the lawn looks when it is done. Anyone have a guess on what would be a fair price for this machine?
     
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't know what its worth, I do no new tthey are about $10500 I think.

    We just bought our 1st Ferris is2000 61" 30hp Big Block & we love the cut & ride, plan to get another soon, maybe a is3100.
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  5. mr pike mike

    mr pike mike LawnSite Member
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    How does $4,000 sound.
     
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you like the way it looks offer him $3750.00, tell him it is 3 yrs. old with no warranty, 800 hrs., and you feel that is 1K more than he would get on a trade.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    as far as a typical 800 hours goes thats an awesome deal. You can destroy a mower in 800 hours but youll be able to tell that by seeing it and driving it.
     
  8. mr pike mike

    mr pike mike LawnSite Member
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    I think it is a good deal only have a few problems.

    1 I need to buy a bigger trailer to haul it all mine are 6 foot wide
    2 I only need to mow 5 properties and they are all around 1/4 acre and a 72" deck is a lot more than I need.
    3 It is from a lawn care person (not that that is bad) but why only 800 hours in three years seems low. I got busted on a forklift I bought a few years ago that the hour meter only said 2000 hours but found out while changing the filters someone had wrote 3700 hours on it. So I'm guessing someone tampered with it.
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats not unusually low for 3 y/o. for a 1 man crew, seems ok.
     
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm a home owner and have put a little over 200 hrs. on my Super Z this year, which is going to run higher than normal because of the amount of rain this growing season. I don't remember if he said this mower was used commercially or not.
     

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