New Ferris 36" Walk Behind - CCWKAV1536 (lots of pics)

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  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I ordered a mulch kit for it today.


    I think that for larger lawns, side discharge will be fine, but if mowing near places you don't want clippings, you need to discharge away from those areas, or be at least 15' away from them when discharging towards them. In a smaller lawn, it can be nearly impossible to keep clippings out from where they don't belong. That's why I'm getting the mulch kit.

    I'm still going to research OCDCs and if I can find one to work on this, I'll probably get one as well.

    I did mow my back yard again with it today to practice using it and since I was only taking a small amount off, the clippings dispersed nicely.
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Woo-hoo! Taking the Ferris out to try on a few lawns tomorrow!

    Wish a walk behind noob luck!



    Hmmm... any tips for climbing curbs?
    Just realized that one lawn has no access from the driveway and to get to the back, I need to climb a curb, and go up a pretty steep hill about 15' to get to the main lawn level.

    I figured I'd toss a plank and/or a 4x4 in the truck to help give it something to "climb".
     
  3. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good luck with it tomorrow.
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    First cut.

    (just two passes along street)
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    This lawn was not well suited for this mower. Too many slopes and curves and too small. No matter where I pointed it, it was throwing clippings where they shouldn't be.
    I used it to cut the high grass, then went back over it with my 21" Toro and bagged up the mess that the Ferris left behind.

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  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Lawn #2


    Wasn't sure if the slope would be too much to get up, but I made it OK.
    Good thing I tossed in some lumber for climbing the curb.

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    I was amazed at how effortlessly it cuts the tall grass...


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    This lawn kicked my ass last season with the Toro Super Recycler...

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    For what I was being paid, this was as good as it gets. First cut of the season with no prior cleanup in the fall or this spring - the chopped up leaves will just have to blow away on their own.

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    One of these days I'll get a nice lawn to cut. :D


    Overall, I'm pretty happy with the Ferris.
    I give it two of these... Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
     
  6. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks good, and glad to see it put to work:weightlifter:
     
  7. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks good
     
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I used it again on a lawn today. I can't use it on very many of my current lawns due to the side discharge issue, but hopefully that will change when I get the mulch kit installed.

    This is what I texted my wife when I stopped to grab something from the truck...

    "BIG mower GOOD! (grunt)"


    :D
     
  9. bigred13

    bigred13 LawnSite Member
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    What type of grass do you cut mostly?
     
  10. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The green type. :D

    Honestly, I'm relatively new to this, so I'm not an expert, and I don't have any really nice lawns that are "one type" of grass. A common seed used around here though is "Penn State Mix" - Kentucky Bluegrass, fine fescue, and ryegrass.
     

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