Ferris discontinues 1000z for 2006? have 4 new models?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok, i bought late this past year, about 5 months ago now, a brand new 2005 model 1000z with a 61" deck and 27hp Kohler engine. Its list price i belive was $7,699? I wanted a rollover bar on it such as John Deere and other brands come standard. It was a $700 option! anyway, i didnt get it at the time, still want it sooner or later.

    I see now they do not sell a 2006 model 1000z which has "NO" suspension, they only have FULL suspension models now and seems ALL have ROPS and a seat belt system standard? wtf? So what i want to know is did the prices go up to accomodate such a "$700 optional 2005 ROPS" and the new seatbelt and suspension or was i talked into the model i got because they wanted to get rid of it and didnt want to put a ROPS on it? I can always order it but still, i got mine for a "deal" of $6,900 with 6% sales tax and with a ROPS it would have been $7,600. So are the new models the same price just a 2006 model basically with FREE ROPS and seatbelt kit?
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, my dealer's prices are way higher on the 2006 models.
    But of course the IS2000 is the closest thing that compares to yours.
    That mower is a new style, has full suspension, ROPS, ect-ect.
    Anyways, I'll see if I can find the price I have on it.

    The $6,900 ain't too bad for a 27/61 mower though.
    $700 is way too steep for the ROPS though.
    Some companies are retro-fitting them for $179 INSTALLED.
  3. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
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    Abuddy of mine bought 2 1000zs last year $5995 each they are Ok
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah i think mine was 6400 before tax or something along those lines.
  5. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can i buy one of these from a dealer ONLY or can i get one online? ill install the thing if i can get it. Its only metal bars and a couple pins, cant see them costing more than what your saying $179 here, thanks.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

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    Well see, that's what I was thinking. I had a chance back in '03 or '04 to pick up a new IS1000Z 23/52 for $5,799 from an out of town dealer and like a dummy I went headlong to buy something closer to home. But the newer closer dealer wanted more than that when I shopped him last spring.

    Anyways, I was thinking in the 6-7k range for the 1000Z.
    Still though, $7,000 + tax for a 27/61 is not bad compared to the average price of other brands.
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    To tell you the truth I don't know.

    I wish rodfather would chime in here.
    He's big into Ferris and would know better than I.
  8. rodfather

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    My bet is you'll only get that ROPS through a dealer. Not too sure about installation though (ie, you do it or the dealer does it free of charge). IMO, I think they are going to want to do the installation for liability/insurance reasons (if any) down the road.
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    ok just talked to a dealer, the ROPS for my 2005 100z is almost $800 there and its only one piece, its not the foldable ROPS like the 2006 models, its also very difficult to install the dealer said. A few parts have to come off just to get it on. Im not sure how someone here got them for $179 installed lol, the dealer wanted $160 just FOR the install labor costs plus almost $800 for the materials itself, what a rip.

    Anyway, all 2006 models come with ROPS standard now, and the 23hp kohler motor with a 61" deck like mine in a IS2000Z model is $8,799 their store price, list is $10,115. So since that is still about 2k more than what i bought mine for after tax i cant complain too much, thats just a lot of money for a machine now without going deisel or 30+hp etc.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

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    Notice the above quote... just wanted to include you in my reply.

    Rodfather, this is my thoughts also. Those $179 installed deals are those who want to encourage getting the ROPS on their machines for future liability purposes. I'm not sure if the others are charging the $179 "at cost" for the ROPS or if they are supplying ROPS and allowing the dealer's $179 to install them. But my personal guess is that this is the MFG's TOTAL cost for ROPS, shipping and installation, no MFG profit involved.

    The crap of $700-$800 for ROPS is BULL.
    Even for folding ROPS and a tough install... somebody is profit gouging.

    Other companies = $179 installed for 2 post foldable ROPS or non-foldable ROPS $0 installed.

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