Considering purchasing a new Ferris 3100 61" iCD with 36 hp. Just after any positives and negatives from ppl who currently own and operate this model. Im reading good things about the cut quality & of course great things about the ride. Bored with searching through old posts, thought theres no harm starting a new thread to get a some fresh opinions. Also was hoping for some tips on selecting the best engine, I cut lawns as frequently as possible, majority would be fortnighly cut. I rarely, if ever, cut very long grass & if I do its always cut high then I work it down over the next visits. I currently have a 60" deck with 31hp kawa, I find this is ample power and havnt had a situation where I would need or want more as yet. But the hydro pumps on existing mower are 12cc, Im told the ferris has 16cc & is also 80 or so kg heavier. For those of you who have the 61" 3100, do you have the 36hp or 30hp & how do you find the power of what you have.