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Ferris problems again

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Drew Gemma, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    200 houndred hours and I have had a bad wheel motor and now a bad pump. I am pissed off thanks Ferris. down time is my friend lol! oh well 2 weeks in a row.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Wheel Motor maybe. Pump isn't Ferris's fault my friend IMO...
  3. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Directly not their fault but they pick whos part to use maybe they need a new supplier. Come on i got 10,000 racked up in this piece it should run like a champ. not to mention the exhaust still burns the turf.
  4. ZER

    ZER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Did you flush the system when you replaced the wheel motor? If not, contamination from the wheel motor can take out the pump...
  5. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    It was all dealer warranty work they did it all no cost to me but still the machine is down.
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Why are you mad at Ferris? Its not their fault. More than likely bits of metal from the wheel motor that went bad went through the system and ruined the pump.They use hydro gear pumps and Parker wheel motors just like all the other companies do.
  7. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    Is the pump an Eaton?

    And why the hell are you not screaming for a demo/loaner... find your Ferris district sales rep if your dealer wont cough up a suitable cutter - be nice at first...
  8. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    i got a loaner but can't bag with it! Mad at Ferris it is their job to pick good parts suppliers. Don't bust my balls Hell I love Ferris but this is just another pain in my ace! All fixed now except it still burns the grass if you leave it running for more than a sec. on a lawn.
  9. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    (a little late here, now that your fixed, but...)

    If there is a next time.. Maybe run a mulch kit in your loaner?
    It's not usually a big deal to install, and it should certainly get you through a few cuts.

    Ferris is very very strong here in STL as far as wb's go, its like 95% Ferris.
    We have tons of steep hills and most guys ride sulkys.
    At least as far as the wb's go, Ferris has done some very good parts-picking.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    i would say it is a 50/50 mix in st. louis with exmark and ferris. every co i pass in one day has at least one of these machines.

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