Ferris vs JD

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yttayl, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. yttayl

    yttayl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Looking for help and comments...

    Looking at the Ferris 1000Z 27HPKoh, 61" cut vs the JD 757 25HPKaw 60" cut. The Ferris is $7400 and the JD is $8200. Curious if the prices are out of line, and your opinions on value, differences etc.

    Thanks in advance for the help.....I've learned a ton here and appreciate it!

  2. Travis Followell

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

    The ferris is priced about right but the Jd is a little high. I priced a 757 here last summer for $7699. I know that they have went up since last year but that price is still too high IMO. We have a new Ferris IS 3000 and we love it. In my opinion the Ferris will give you more for your money.
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    The JD 757 is the mac-daddy! NOTHING cuts like that 7 Iron deck it is great and you will have little to no grass build up under it even in wet grass. The JD price is high though as I bought a New 2005 757 60" 25Kaw in late March of this year and only paid $7500.
  4. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    we were quoted $8500.00 for the Ferris..........I am pretty sure thats what it was. Our 757 Deere ran $8000.00 which we bought plus, they threw in all kinds of clothes as well as free skid steer use on a new Deere skid loader they had that I used on a landscaping job that we did.
  5. protouchlawn

    protouchlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I don"t know about the Ferris but I could"nt be happiet with my 757. It leaves a beautiful cut, is good on hills and has given me absolutely no problems in the first 250 hours. I yhink I paid 8,000.00 for it.
  6. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    I'd get the ferris. :)
  7. andyd1x

    andyd1x LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Ferris is the way to go. You will find that it has a great cut and the ride is nice as well. My two Ferris units are perfect. :)
  8. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 649

    Demo 'em side by side on your properties, and you'll know !

    I suspect you'll be mowing with a green and yellow machine, but, you'll find out! The price on the Deere is high.

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