Ferris,Exmark, or Scag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by muldnerlm, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. muldnerlm

    muldnerlm LawnSite Member
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    I am buying commercial equipment for the first time this year, and could us some help. I cannot afford a rider yet, so i thought that i would go with a 36" belt. I think by next year i should be able to afford the rider, so with that logic a 48" might be over kill. Let me know if you guys agree. Also I could use some advice on which mower you like better.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    All 3 are great...I would go with the Dealer you are most comfortable with then.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    ...then buy red. Just get the right color red. eXmark. :D
     
  4. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    All three are great....buy Scag.
     
  5. BIG JOHN TN.

    BIG JOHN TN. LawnSite Member
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    I JUST BOUGHT A NEW FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER 61 IN. JUST GETTING STARTED THIS YEAR . I'VE GOT 2 CUSTOMERS AND A SMALL CONDO JOB.I HAVEN'T GOT A BLOWER YET .WHAT KIND WOULD YOU GET

    BIG JOHN
     
  6. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
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    go with a 36" metro, works great, excellent cut.
     
  7. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    sorry, its made by exmark. go with red!
     
  8. Sam-Ohio

    Sam-Ohio LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 304

    There is another red one with a superb cut -- Gravely !

    Also has a super strong 7 GA. deck and stronger cast iron spindles, and quick, easy, strong leveling height adjusters. They also use larger tires than most - more like you will find on about a 52" hydro pro machine.

    Even though you didn't ask about this brand - if you have a close by dealer, they really deserve a look see.
     
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    Gravely is still orange isn't it? Try Hustler, you won't be disappointed.
     
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    The question should be do you want a commerical mower, or an industrial one. Commerical is eXmark, ferris is Industrial.

    I have now a 32" eXmark Metro, a very nice machine. Well designed. Can handle minor abuse. I used to have a 48" Ferris Hydrowalk SD (traded it for my Stander) That was a weird design but a good one. They are designed for giving abuse not taking it. The ferris is built like a tank. I wish i didn't sell it. But I love my Wright Stander. Check one out. You don't have to walk and your back will not hurt from sitting. A 36" stander won't break you, if compared to a 36" hydro from either ferris or eXmark. If money is tight then the 32" eXmark metro (belt drive) is a good choice. Of i didn't have a 32" i would have been pushing mowing a 3/4 acre because of a 36" gate.
     

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