FERRIS CELEBRATES 95th ANNIVERSARY WITH GIVEAWAY PROMOTION AT GIE 2004 MUNNSVILLE, NY (October 13, 2004) - Some lucky winner will be walking away from this years GIE show in Charlotte, North Carolina with a new Ferris HydroCutT 32 hydro walk-behind mower valued at $2,499. The HydroCutT 32 features Ferris exclusives like Integrated Comfort Controls (ICCT) and Quick-Adjust height-of-cut lever. "The HydroCut walk-behind is a tool we believe will be on every landscaper's trailer," says Bill Shea, vice president of sales and marketing for Ferris Industries. "When you combine its narrow width with hydrostatic drive and easy-to-use Integrated Comfort Controls, the HydroCut is easily the top performing compact walk-behind in the commercial mowing industry," he says. "At an affordable price, landscapers cannot afford to be without one in their arsenal." Visitors of the show that stop by the Ferris outdoor booth (#6020) or indoor booth (#1342) will receive a FREE Ferris 95th anniversary logo hat and be eligible to win the HydroCutT 32. The drawing will be held on Friday, November 5 at 4:00pm at the Ferris indoor booth (#1342). Contestants must be present to win. This year marks Ferris' 95th anniversary. Since its start in 1909 as the Uebler Milking Machine Company, the driving force behind the company's success has always been product innovation. The single hydro-drive walk-behind was the first innovation Ferris received a patent for in 1989. The HydroCutT32 features: . 13-hp Kawasaki V-Twin engine . Reliable Hydrostatic transmission . Electric PTO . 10-gauge, fabricated, double top deck with reinforced side skirts and overlap welded corners . Forward ground speeds of 0-5.5 mph . Large 16" turf-friendly tires . 2-year commercial warranty, front-to-rear on parts and labor Located in Munnsville, N.Y., Ferris Industries builds a complete line of reliable zero-turn, three-wheel riding and walk-behind mowers for the commercial landscaper. Ferris is the inventor of the IS Independent Suspension - the only suspension system available for riding mowers. The company's products are sold via a network of independent dealers. For more information, or to locate the closest dealer, visit the company's website at www.ferrisindustries.com. Ferris Industries is a Simplicity Company.