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ferris IS 1000 Z

clipslawnservice

LawnSite Member
Location
denton,tx
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?
 

KERRTURF

LawnSite Member
Location
N.E. Ohio
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.
 

mowerman52

LawnSite Member
Location
Wildwood Mo
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
Location
N.E. Ohio
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.
 

mowerman52

LawnSite Member
Location
Wildwood Mo
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.
 
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