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ferris z5000 wow this looks like quite the machine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass disaster, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    wow i just looked at this machine i can't imagine how much power this thing must have. has anyone ever heard of this machine better yet does anyone own one of these monsters.
    it's got like a 31.5 diesel cat motor wow
  2. aklandscape

    aklandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    My wife's cousin bought one last year. Looks like a real animal. The list price was like $18,000 and he got it for like $15,000 and a bunch of extra parts too. I guess you would have to have a lot of work to justify buying that.
  3. Travis Followell

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

    They are nice machines and they have 4 wheel independent suspension for a smooth ride. In order for you to justify buying that you'd need to have enough jobs to run that mower all day every day.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    It is a beast. I demoed the prototype a couple of years ago for a week or so.
  5. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I demoed one last year. Love that diesel engine, but the thing weighs almost 1 ton! The ride was real smooth!
  7. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    they had an article in turf magazine about some guy owning like 3!!
  8. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    impressive machine indeed...I just can't imagine running a 2100lb machine over very many of my properties...the results would be horrendous.

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