Ferris walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tocs93, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. tocs93

    tocs93 LawnSite Member
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    Does anybody own a new Ferris Hydrowalk DD walk behind? I was considering purchasing a 48 in. model this year. They seem to be pretty solid machines.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    We've had around 12 or so over the last 11 years...48's, 52's, and 61's. Very reliable machines
     
  3. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Same as rod father. Employees have had an easier time learning them than many of the other machines.

    Jason
     
  4. chaduco19

    chaduco19 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
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    hey rod or lawnsrus.inc could you tell me why ferris goes with the eaton transaxel as opposed to the hydro pumps and wheel motors? i realize there both forms of a hydro setup.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dunno...they have been using them as long as I can remember. I remember having them on my old 61" and then 72" Ferris 3 wheelers (now that is going back) a long time. BTW, I think it has something to do with the warranty that Eaton supplies with them...just guessing though.
     
  6. AdamCByrd

    AdamCByrd LawnSite Member
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    Rodfather, why bother with a walk behind as big as 61 or 72 inches? Why not just use a ZTR? Was this before ZTRs were as common?
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    You misunderstood...they were 3-wheelers that you rode. But, we do have a number of 61" WB's with velkes...my favorites.
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can put a 61" WB (with or without a velke) where no Z (no matter what the size) would even think to go. Period
     
  9. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    I looked at some Ferris mowers the other day. They seemed very well built. There is a smaller dealer near me that carries Simplicity and he's considering getting a couple of Ferris units in. Hope he does I'd love to try one out.
     
  10. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    It has 2 self contained eaton transmissions.
     

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