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Ferris Evolution 48" 20HP Initial Review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by 11BGUY, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. 11BGUY

    11BGUY LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 3

    As I only have had one other commercial mower compare it to (48" Scag Walk-behind with velocity plus), and the fact that I have only used it twice, I have to say I really love this mower. I am still horrible with the controls and there definitely is a learning curve. I greatly improved in just one cutting and feel that I'll be comfortable within a week or so. The quality of cut is great and although it doesn't stripe as well as my Scag, I really can't tell much of a difference. The shop that I bought it from said that the baffling on this fabricated deck is almost identical to the ICD. It really does a great job of dispersing the clippings and leaves a nice clean shave! I was hesitant to purchase the machine based on some QOC issues, but I have to say any stringers or issues have been from my own error. I have only used it in flat ground and I am not sure how it would tackle hills. Like I said before, there is a learning curve with the controls and they are extremely sensitive and you can/will make small tears in the turf. The best part is the price point right now.... I paid $4200 for the machine after rebates...
  2. HudsonBrosLawnCare

    HudsonBrosLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I just bought 3 Evolution 48" 27hp mowers for my company. We love them!
  3. Snydermf

    Snydermf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Anymore feedback on the Evolution? The rebates right now make the price point pretty nice, wondering if they will handle moderate slopes as well as say a Ferris IS1500 with a 48" deck? Also how comfortable they are to ride all day?

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