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Tearing apart the Ferris

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by CoupesCuts, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. CoupesCuts

    CoupesCuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Spring is almost here and I need to get the mowers ready for work. Last year I had some problems with my Ferris. First off the deck wouldn't go up and down all the time. I found this was due to a frozen pivot point. After an hour of banging, I finally got it free. Also, I had an incident with a small stump last year. Check out the bend in the deck. A little more assistance from my BFH and its good enough for government work. Check out the before and after. Tomorrow it gets a good power washing and new hydro belts.

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  2. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Man it screwed that deck up good! Good luck this year and try not to hit anymore stumps lol
     
  3. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,438

    Good job with the stump!! JK Good luck mowing this season!!!
     
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    next time you bend a deck on the stump, I have found that if you go back over it in reverse it fixes everything.
     
  5. OSU 09

    OSU 09 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 292

    How did it feel when you kit that stump? lol I know I have caught the edge of the deck on stumps of the edges of things, it can send you for a jolt! I did it with the walkbehind once while standing on my sulky. Sent my stomach right into the handle bars, knowcked the wind out of me :dizzy:
     
  6. CoupesCuts

    CoupesCuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    I definitely almost threw me off the mower. Happened in the fall and I hit it because it was under some leaves. So, I had no warning whatsoever.
     
  7. oakhillslandscaping

    oakhillslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 643

    wow your deck isnt built up like the one on my 61" but as soon as i can get to my mower im taking the deck off like that
     
  8. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 759

    lol :hammerhead:
     

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