Ferris 3100 / 37 DFI

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by puppypaws, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've operated the 2000 and 3100, it is the difference of a box store homeowner model, and a highly sophisticated commercial grade mower, absolutely no comparison, none. Keep your eye on the deck very closely.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og2YHcM2jtE
     
  2. Growin Green

    Growin Green LawnSite Member
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    I would be fine with just an old school leaver. If I had a rocker switch. I would want a tach. How quick is the RPM change with the switch?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would assume pretty instant.
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The 2000 deck moves the same way with its 4 wheel independent suspn. Combine the deck movement with suspn. dip and chain deck hangers on a rough hill. The mass of the deck can be felt IMO. I also just found out in another thread the sloppy feel I got was also from the steering on the 2000 which I guess is a common complaint.

    Like I said I cant comment on the 3100.
     
  5. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is smooth, stop it where you want it, fast or slow
     
  6. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All true Reid, but I did demo the Gravely, Ferris 2500, Husky PZ 60.
    The dealer has 6 mechanics and won't let a commercial mower stay longer then 3 days. I do have a Exmark 36 walk behind and my Walker as a backup if needed.
     
  7. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't comment since I haven't used the Cheetah, but without suspension I don't see how it could be?
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    On the cheetah the whole operator platform is suspended by an adjustable coil over shock. Its also a nice system.
     
  9. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is it similar to the PZ series?
    The PZ rode ok, but wore me out at the end of the day
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im not familar with how the PZ is. The cheetah's platform reminds me of the suspn setup on the rear of a dirt bike. Similar linkages and coil over shock.
     

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