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Few ?'s before I order Ferris 3100

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by PLS-Tx, May 2, 2013.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Planning on ordering a is3100 with a 61" ICD deck.

    We have the Michigan suspension seat on our other two Ferris mowers. Does anyone have the suspension seat insert? I'm wondering how it compares to the Michigan seat.

    I'm going with the Vanguard again, either the 32hp or 36hp. Leaning towards the 36hp. Any thoughts on this??

    Also, what have you paid for you 3100? I think our last on was about $10,400, that was over two years ago.

    We were quoted $12,200 for the 32hp and $12,700 for the 36hp. This seems high to me. What are your thoughts?

  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,132

    Those prices are right in line with what they are here now. Last year when I priced one out it was $10,900 + tax, and that was for a 30 Vangaurd. Both dealers in my area said that the 32 wasn't available here last year.

    If you've had good luck, and are satisfied with the power of the 32's, why switch? If power has been some sort of issue, then I can see it, but for a 61" deck I'd think you'd have plenty with the 32.
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,463

    I paid 10500 for my 3100 32 vanguard in 2010
  4. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    I just bought a 3100 with the 32 Vanguard for $10,500 but it was one of his demo units he got some money off.... The new 3100 with the isolated foot platform is a lot nicer to run you feel no vibrations in you legs.... The 32 has plenty of power for me and the new seat on it is real soft and comfortable... I'm fixing to put the suspension insert on my... I would say it is in the 1.5 to 1.7 gph range...
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  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    THanks for the info!! Anyone else?

    Called another dealer today, 36hp BB/ 61" ICD, $11,999, in stock. Hmmm

    Why was this mover??
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  6. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 316

    $11,999 isn'tbad if its a good dealer. I just sold one for 11,600 yesterday
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Your a dealer?
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  8. ch4x0r

    ch4x0r LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    Not sure where your from but you should check the prices at Sle equipment they are very hard to beat on prices. Also they do ship I'd check them out there
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  9. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    Isolated foot platform....Are you nuts....

    Its an access panel to get to the zerk on the center spindle. Has a fab hinge on the front and a threaded knob on the back with two rubber mounts so it's not steel on steel.

    Not sure i like it yet, mine doesn't have it and it is a pain to get to the center spindle but i'll live.

    I hope a dealer didnt tell you it was an isolated foot platform....There is not vibe in mine.
  10. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    You jump up and down and it move all directions.... And I didn't think my other 3100 had vibrations till i got the new one.... And it has just as big of rubber mounts on it as the gravely with there isolated seat deal.... And no the dealer didn't tell me that... But it's easy to see it moving in all directions and the hinge dosnt keep it from moving... I have both and the new platform is a lot better... Are you nuts.... I have one of each.... I should know the difference
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