anyone have a Ferris Evolution - opinions?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Turf-Pro, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Turf-Pro

    Turf-Pro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Thinking of going a different route- anyone have this type of unit- Any comments or opinions welcome.
  2. j-ville native

    j-ville native LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Subscribed. I'd like to hear opinions as well because I am looking for a mower that won't hurt my back. I'm mainly considering stand-on mowers or Ferris mowers. From what I've read, most have said that the Ferris Evolution is a comfortable ride with the exception of someone that mentioned that his shoulders were sore from the position you are in when riding on the evolution. I could definitely see how your shoulders and trapezius could become sore. I've also read that the 52" Evolution is the only version the iCD deck and the only version with a suspension seat and suspension foot platform. The other deck sizes only have the suspension seat. This makes the 52" the only model worth considering. I do like how compact the Evolution is compared to ZTRs. It seems like it would be very maneuverable and easy to fit on a trailer because of its small size.
  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    I tried the Evolution but went with the V-Ride. It's much easier to get on and off the Scag.
  4. j-ville native

    j-ville native LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Plantscape, can't you give a little more of a review of the evolution since you've tried it? Maybe some pros and cons? Ease of getting on and off a mower is a weak argument considering that getting on and off takes only a second and is not something you do more than once or twice per lawn. All you have to do differently to get off a sit-down mower is stand up.

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