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Ferris 3100 Positives/Negatives

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by greenology, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,046

    The seat kit was $225. Mulch kit $250 the weed eaters stay on truck with a bar you turn that locks them for transport. I hope I answered all the questions. I suggest
    That you remove the little spring that brings the transport lever over. That way when u lift the deck with your foot when u see an obstacles in the yard it will return to your cutting height rather than getting locked in transport mode
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  2. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    I have a 3100 with the 360 scalp wheels and one without and it's not big deal at all... I bent mine on my old on and I ran it with them off for awhile and never had a problem scalping... This machine is easy to mow on with little to no scalping... I promise scalping isn't a issue with the 3100... I like the new scalp wheels better because the built better...
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  3. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    how much does the 3100 with the Kawasaki 37dfi weigh ? About 1250 ? Would this mower rut the yard too bad.
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,125

    My JD Z950 weighs 1430 lbs without me on it, and I have yet to rut any yard with it. I mowed all last season on it too.
  5. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    No worries at all, thanks for taking them!

    Thats unusual the speed switch! is the slow speed limited to a certain mph?
  6. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    Goodo, thanks for that. looking forward to taking one out for a demo, if I can manage to find one! Cheers
  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    What is the go with that speed switch. It thought it was BS when it was mentioned before.
  8. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    Seems a bit odd doesnt it. I've never really got my head around the speed adj on scags either, I dont find it any trouble to use the levers at any position to control the speed.

    Be nice if Ferris advertised somewhere on their website the details :hammerhead:
  9. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    The speed switch he is talking about is just the throttle that revs the engine up, the DFI has a switch for the throttle instead of a throttle lever... I hate the switch on mine I would rather have a lever like a carb model does...
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  10. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    I was thinking that could be it, but how do you regulate the rpm? Is it just idle or full rev?
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