Ferris z1000 zero turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ozzy66, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. ozzy66

    ozzy66 LawnSite Member
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    Any reviews or comments on this model?? I`m looking for a zero turn 61" model. I have about 6 acres of mainly open grass with some trees and shrubs.
    I`ve also looked at the Husq. 6127. Any suggestions would be helpful. I found the 6127 for 7100.00 and the ferris for 6500.00.
  2. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 91

    You should be able to get the ferris for less,I believe it is a leftover they don't make any machines without IS for 2006.[according to my local dealer]
  3. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    I didnt know mine was a "leftover" 5 months ago lol, but anyway i bought one for $6800 after taxes, its a solid machine:weightlifter:
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    oh yeah the next closest 2006 model is a IS2000z and is $8,799 at a dealer vs mine at 6,499 end of last year, same setup, but 4wheel IS.
  5. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    I own the same machine and have had a lot of hydro pump problems when it was under warranty. When the warranty was up they made me pay for a new pump and what do you know we didn't have any more problems with the pumps after that.. The machines controls are very loose which makes it impossible to cut a straight line and hard to tell when the wheels start to slip. However I will say that not liking the machine we have beat it up pretty good and it no dead yet. The 23 kaw on it is a kick as* motor. But I will never buy another ferris again. The ferris dealers around here suck as much as the machine!!!!
  6. brudot

    brudot LawnSite Member
    from CT
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  7. brudot

    brudot LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 57

  8. Travis Followell

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

    I'm sure the 1000's are good solid machines. We have an IS 3000 that we bought last year that we absolutely love. We have had a couple tiny issues but those had nothing to do with Ferris. We had the hour meter go bad at 40 hours, hydro belt idler arm spring go a while after that and recently had to get the rpm's turned up a little because it came from the factory set a couple hundred too low. I think you would be happy with it because the steering is responsive and they cut good but you'll be in for a rough ride because the 1000 doesn't have IS.
  9. scaper27

    scaper27 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I have a IS 1000 Z and its great. They don't make it anymore. It is IS 1500 Z now. Got mine beginning of last year with the trac vac and catcher new for $7000

    It had rear suspension now. looks like a solid machine

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