I am interested in opinions regarding the 26 hp water cooled engine being used on the 2005 Ferris 3000. Also general truth about Ferris mowers. I live in an area dominated by Grasshopper and I have owned several of them but bought my first Ferris IS 3000 last season. I only put about 300 hours on the Ferris last year so I have not had the chance to see how they do in the long run. Has anyone on this site had a lot of experience with Ferris? I am considering going with all Ferris mowers this year but would like to hear from someone who has run them for a long time. I don't know anyone else in my city using them. Also if anyone has a collection system for the IS 3000 for sale, let me know. Brian F.