My new Ferris IS1500z

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grassmeister, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. fscot4283

    fscot4283 LawnSite Member
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    I need to mow (traverse not up/down) a 20 degree slope. Will the IS1500 hold the slope, or am I asking for too much?
     
  2. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
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    That thing has hardly any trimming capabilities, I mean I don't see how you can trim with that. ;)
     
  3. grassmeister

    grassmeister LawnSite Member
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    I have a slope of about 15 degrees. When the lawn is dry, it does a pretty good job, though you need to drive more deliberately. I can't do zero turns without tearing up the grass. Instead, I adjust my turns to what works best in that situation. But if I go slow enough, it works ok.
     
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
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    Thats very high. I will join the bandwagon and make you feel bad about the price. I bought a new toro Z with 60" and 27 kohler for $5,913.
     
  6. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wish my local dealers would start selling mowers for the prices you guys are saying!

    Everything has been upper 7's for a 52" with 23/25 hp and i want 27! Hustler 7500 for a mini z, toro 7700 for a 52" with 23hp (crazy), exmark almost 8000 for a 52" with 27hp. I wouldn't even want to see what a ferris would cost here.
     
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    I have 2 of these mowers that I recently purchased. A buddy of mine has had 6 of these from the same dealer as me and his friend owns it. He paid the same price as I did $7400 out the door. Man 6600 for the 60" now thats a serious mower there. I would love to get it at that price, o well its a Toro guess you have to pay more for the real mowers. At least I wont have to worry about it failing on me, plus it has by far the best cut quality IMO.
     
  8. Starman

    Starman LawnSite Member
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    I've played around traversing 15 to 30 degree slopes and it's difficult to say the least. When mowing vertical, I sometimes manage an inch or two front-end "hang time" on the 30 degree section. 'course I'm only 135lbs dripping wet. If I had alot of 20 degree slopes to mow I'd prefer a machine with front wheel steering capabilities. My IS1500z seems to have plenty of climbing power though; just not a lot a stability traversing the slopes. But then again, I'm finding the more experience I get with this machine, the more it will do for me. No guts, no glory. :)

    Traction can be a bit slippery when wet & mowing the slopes.
     
  9. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    DANG i paid 6800 before taxes on a 52" with a 27Hp and it has a zstand.............you got ripped
     
  10. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dang alarsh howd you manage that.....did you buy it new or used if you bought that new you got one hell of a deal.
     

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