ferris IS 1000 Z

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by clipslawnservice, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. clipslawnservice

    clipslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I am thinking about buying a new Z and can't decide on the Scag
    Tiger Cub 52" or the New Ferris IS 1000 Z< the Ferris has a 23hp.
    Kaw. & the scag has a 20hp. Honda?
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    ferris is the better deal

    KERRTURF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I have never owned a Scag, but I do own a IS100Z. When I looked at purchasing a ZTR, the Ferris seemed to have more features, and the Kawasaki engine that I wanted. It has been a great machine. I don't think you can get the Kawasaki on the 2004 models though.
  4. mowerman52

    mowerman52 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Get the Ferris. Ferris mowers are the best in the industry and they are built like a tank. Also my experience with Honda engines is not that good. I only used a 13 hp on a 48" mower but the darn thing kept breaking down. Kawasaki engines have a good reputation.

    KERRTURF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Another thing to consider, and I don't want to start a flame or offend anybody, is dealer support. The dealer where I bought my Ferris has a policy that if the machine can not be fixed right away they will give you a loaner model to keep you up and running until your machine is repaired.
    I don't know if other manufacterers provide this support, but this was one of the things that led me to the Ferris.
  6. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Have not heard anything bad about Ferris. They are well made.
  7. mowerman52

    mowerman52 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    If it is a IS 1000 Z then it is the lower model of the independent suspension line of their mowers right? Those look like they would be a nice ride.

    Listen to KERRTURF, get any of your equipment from a supportive dealer. You will be very greatful you did when something breaks down.

    good luck.
  8. intensity4fish

    intensity4fish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    What did you decide? I decided on the ferris IS 1000 w 48" deck for my 2 1/2 acres.

    Let me know.

  9. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    I have a Pro-Cut Z Ferris (61" ZTR) with 23 HP KAW. It has 1000 hours on it and doesn't miss a beat. Good choice!

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