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A year after buying Ferris mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by dathorpe, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,222

    no dealers where I am -jax fla
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 23,204

    Great review bro! The older I get, the more I am leaning to a Ferris for my next mower, though right now it is still the TT II I would buy if I were buying tomorrow.
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  3. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,816

    How many hours are folks getting on these mowers? I mean does anyone have like 2000 hrs on one of the newer style walk behinds yet? The ones with the ECS controls? I'm interested in the 36 but it would have to be as durable as my turf tracer. That mower has 1300 hrs without a single serious problem. Just a couple flat tires and a fussy carb a few hundred hrs ago.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,777

    Ferris stand ons and walks look pretty good. The Z's would have to get a better deck to go with that, though.
  5. Scottdubya83

    Scottdubya83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central, LA
    Messages: 438

    Speaking of older Ferris’, anyone ever use one of those that had like a motorcycle seat. Evo or evolve, something like that. I remember riding one around my dealers parking lot in like 2011. That was the only one I ever saw. It was interesting
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  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 23,204

    Their decks do well enough that I can live with them.
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  7. Jmartinps1

    Jmartinps1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Im looking to get a 72" and the z3 has intrigued me. My concerns are feathering the deck, cut quality early in the morning when wet and fatigue standing for three hours straight on my big accounts
  8. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,659

    Still amazed at my ferris 2nd machine. I started with a 3100z now have a 3200z. I am wanting another one. These are cadillac mowers for sure. Can't get over the ride and cut is also excellent.
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  9. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,564

    I have FW25’s, Tracers and now Wright HC’s.

    Wright HC my favorite in 32” and 36”

    Ferris FW25 36 a close second. Those 20” drive tires stick out Just Slightly from deck and can’t squeeze it in some the gates that 36 Tracers and 36 HC’s can make. And I get wider tires and trim side on the HC.

    FW’s CC controls the best though.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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  10. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,564

    Maint also allot faster and simpler on HC’s which nice if running multiple units. 10 min on the hydro fluid/filter and 2 grease points.

    FW’s lots to grease and hydro a pain to service but hear they reduced greasing at least.
    . Still have to do the spindles. They need go w/sealed. Proven reliable.

    HC big win on ease of maint.

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