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Ferris 32 Hydro...have you seen one yet?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Some time ago I posted one here mentioning the new Ferris 32 Hydro. Neither dealer in my area has one yet ....but I like the idea of that design so was wondering if any of you have yet seen one at a dealer and what your impressions were?? thanks....
     
  2. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I stoped in at my dealer and he did not have it in yet but would be soon. I ask him how long it was and he found out that it was about eight feet long. To big for my enclosed trailer. Although it seemed to be a great machine.:)
     
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    bummer....I too am afraid it will be too long becuase of how they have to offset the blades
     
  4. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 793

    Is that machine a single drive hydro or a dual drive?
     
  5. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    yeah, i've seen it. my dealer has one, from what i saw...

    castors were flimsy. dealer says it is because its a light machine, but still. handlebars also look flimsy-perhaps that won't matter.

    deck cover not really a cover at all. expect grass to get into the belt area...this already happens quite bad on a 36" ferris (although i have had no prob due to that)

    long machine-i believe longer than the 36", and almost as wide- specs are on the web site. whats the point?

    does have decent power and web site says 5.5 in reverse, a lot of speed to back up.

    now i couldn't drive this machine, but i asked about the steering. no hand brakes...if you are familiar with the SD 36" you steer with the brakes. this model i'm told you just "maneouver" the machine. sound like a pain, if anyone has tried it maybe they can confirm or deny. to me this steering system is the biggest concern.
     

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