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

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by OakNut, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It looks like it holds the hill like a mofo.:weightlifter:
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey. How's this for timing?

    The other day I unloaded the mower at the end of the day and here's what the hour meter said...

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    Can't beat THAT for timing for the first (8 hour) oil change! :D
     
  3. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    my 32 toro has a 17hp kawi, 15hp seems small for a 36. kawi is an awesome engine tons of power
     
  4. TMAC669

    TMAC669 LawnSite Member
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    Get some Pro lockers, best money I spent this year next to my Gorilla Lifts.
     
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm not impressed with "side discharge" mowing. Not even a little bit.


    Keep in mind that this is my second season and I've never used a walk behind before. My first season I used a new 21" Toro SR4 Super Recycler exclusively and mulched almost every lawn unless the height required bagging. I must say that it mulches beautifully.

    The lawns look great when I mulch using my little Toro 21" Super Recycler, but when I use the Ferris and side discharge, I'm left with a blanket of clippings (weekly clients, cutting height 3") that requires me to go back with a backpack blower and attempt to disperse them. I took pics with my phone - I'll try to upload them later.

    I'm embarrassed by the results. I don't understand how people mow like this on a regular basis.

    It's still too soon for me to install the mulch kit because I may still get some "first cuts" with tall grass, but I'm holding out hope that mulching will be better. God, I hope so.

    I spent all this money on a commercial mower, and I'm left with a mess to clean up after I use it.

    I dunno if trying G6 Gator blades would help or not for side discharging until I install the mulch kit.
     
  6. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im thinking about buying a 32 hydro cut. anything bad to say about it?
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  7. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Very nice mower btw! Keep er shiney!
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  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Believe me, they will. That's why I got my first set to try last summer. Now I don't use anything else for regular cutting. They cut down on double cutting so much that I rarely have to do it anymore. They do an excellent job of chopping the clippings into pieces small enough to drop down into the turf and out of sight.
     
  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here's a "first cut" I did last week.
    I think the last it was cut must have been mid summer last year - it was bad. There were a ton of leaves embedded in it as well. I wish I were being paid to get them out of there because that drives me nuts leaving debris in there like that. Oh well.

    (The sides and front had been cut previously)

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    Just wait... the bad part is in the back.

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    POW!!!

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    First pass...

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    I knew I'd have to go over it a few times, so I just mowed "rows" through it initially...

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    Then I started raking.

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    Fortunately, I was able to drag the clippings up the hill into the woods.

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    Tada!

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    Before:

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    After:

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  10. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks real good man, they should have you trim up the hill some,
     

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