I’ve been a scag guy for a long time but absolutely do not like the vride. I would go with the Ferris all day every day. Actually almost bought a z3 before I got my grandstand but I really liked the more compact size of the grandstand vs the FerrisI agree with you guys about the Ferris Z3.I'm going to try to look at one today. The Z3 52" deck with the Briggs Vanguard 37HP EFI has me super intrigued.
I love my Scag Turf Tiger II and I would love to add a V-Ride II in 52" but I think the Ferris just might be superior.