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getting ready to buy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jlcjdgc, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. jlcjdgc

    jlcjdgc LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 2

    Getting ready to buy a Ferris IS3100, 61" deck, 30hp kohler.
    I mow approximately 30 acres of new undeveloped commercial and residential lots.
    Most of the commercial land are very rough lots, thus thinking we need the suspension system.
    Any opinion of the decision to use this particular mower for this type of mowing?
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    You won't regret buying 30 HP...:weightlifter:
  3. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    I have the IS 4500 61" with the 28 hp cat and really like it. One thing I don't care to much for is the weight of it, almost 2,000 lbs and the fact that there isn't much trim side on it. But with the smaller frame, it probably has more trim side. The suspension is awsome. Last season I mowed 40-50 acres per week with it and half of that was old farm land that was very rough.

    Good luck.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We've used almost exclusively Ferris for 13 years. They are extremely dependable and the IS makes for an easier ride to say the least. I guess we have had like 20 or more Ferris machines over the years so I do have a little truth in what I write.

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