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Ferris ztr cut quality

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Travis Followell, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Travis Followell

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

    I done a search and really didn't find exactly what I was looking for. So overall how good is the cut quality of Ferris Mowers? Do they clump really bad in wet grass or not and how well do they stripe? We will be buying a new mower either at the end of this year or start of next year and will definately be considering Ferris.
  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :pumpkin: travis, i recently demoed the IS3000 extreme for a few days, while another ztr was being repaired and i absolutely loved it, the cut was great, and extremly comfortable to ride. the cut a stripe were exceptional, even under wet condtions, the 27 hp kohler really help fling the grass, i think you'll like it. tony
  3. Travis Followell

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

    Anyone else have a reply? I know there is more than one person on this site that uses Ferris ztr's.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We have been Ferris machines for like 9 or 10 years now full time. Anyone on LS will tell ya I am probably their biggest fan. Guess we have had like around 20 Ferris machines so far (in fact, right now we have 6, 4 WB's and 2 Z's). They stripe well and are extremely reliable too.
  5. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    I have 5 ferris mowers and so far so good. My 72" IS 4000 doesn't seem to like wet grass too much but the look out when it's dry. All my others do fine in wet grass up to a certain point. I usually start at 7am and the grass is usually pretty wet. The cut quality is comparable to any other mower. If you put high lift blades on they really throw the grass out the chute. I only run the high lifts durring the spring and then go back to regular lifts the rest of the season. The high lifts take a bit more power and use a bit more gas. Overall I am pleased. My dealer is awesome too. They cost a bit more to buy but the ride quality is worth it.
  6. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    I've got a 23 52 and i love it... although not being able to get a mulch kit sucks.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    all ferris, you're doing fine son with the exception of your sig saying your wife says you buy too much...lol
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

  9. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I have a 21/48. It works great for me. Leaves a great cut.

    You guys that are looking for mulch kits -- Have you called ferris? They told me they make one. I think they told me $189. They said it was the baffles, not just a plate.
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Its the wrong color :waving: , but if my old friend Rod says they are good machines...I can't argue with him. I trust his judgement. They were the first to put a CAT on thiers, and I did love that. A few years ago when it first came out, they sounded like Mac trucks. Just make you all warm and fuzzy listening to them. :drinkup:

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