Zero-Turns- Ferris versus Gravely

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by intensity4fish, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. intensity4fish

    intensity4fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I'm looking for a zero turn mower for personal use on 4 acres.
    looking at 48" with bagger either 1000Z Ferris ($6500) or
    148Z Gravely ($7100)
    Any thoughts on reliability, price.... I want a machine that will last, stays out of the shop, and cuts great even on some slight hills.

    Help!

    Intensity4Fish!:confused:
     
  2. Brian M

    Brian M LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 94

    Price on Gravely seems high, just got a price on the PM152 52"\23hp model for $6599 and that was their asking price, seemed like there was room to negotiate!
    Anyway the PM152 looked well built and included the onboard Eye-Q system and a hydraulic deck lift which is nice.
    For what it's worth.:)
     
  3. intensity4fish

    intensity4fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Gravely is with bagger, so I think price is OK, but the deal on the Ferris seems the best.
     
  4. Brian M

    Brian M LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 94

    What kind of bagger, the metal one that hangs on the deck or is it a 2 or 3 bag rear bagger?
     
  5. intensity4fish

    intensity4fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    3 bag power system, I think I did pretty well!

    let me know what you think! THANKS!!
     
  6. Brian M

    Brian M LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 94

    So which one did you get, The Ferris or the Gravely?
     
  7. intensity4fish

    intensity4fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Sorry, 95% sure on the Ferris at $6500 21hp Kohler w 48" deck and 3 bag system.
    Dealer also pricing for me the IS with the 21 Kaw. and 48deck and the 23hp Kohler IS with 52inch deck. Same type of deal, and I may move up to the IS.
    Lots of money for cutting the lawn, but we're into it, and would like to do it quickly.
     

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