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Grasshopper or Ferris?

robertyb

LawnSite Member
Location
ga
I just got back from a dealer, I demoed a 220/52 (20 hp Kohler) midmount grasshopper and he offered it to me for $5,995.00 then he told me he had a Ferris 1000 IS model 23 Kaw/ 52 cut midmount mower he would let me have for same price. Both drove well and both have full two year warranty, I liked the seat on the Grasshopper best but the Ferris is a lot faster and has larger motor and he says better pumps on it.

If you had to choose which you you buy?
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
Go with the Ferris IMO...more hp and a nicer ride too with the IS. BTW, I have owned like 15 or so Ferris machines during the past 9 years. Anyone on LS that knows me knows I'm their biggest fan. Feel free to send me a pm or email me at rspronck@aol.com if you have any questions relating to Ferris machines.
 

Dave655

LawnSite Member
Location
Syracuse NY
Ferris all the way!!! I don't have one, but I know a couple of guys who do and they are in love with them!!
 

TURF DOCTOR

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
BEREA KY
Good price on the grasshopper, i love mine would buy another 1.
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
Originally posted by robertyb
I also meant to ask, does the IS1000Z hold slopes OK?
Better than most cause of the Independent Suspension system.
 

flyboy

LawnSite Member
Don't buy either of them! GET A HUSTLER SUPER Z AND BE DONE WITH IT!
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
Oh, that really helps him a whole lot. What does he do if he doesn't have a Hustler dealer near by? Hmmm...5 posts so far? Someone has a lot to learn btw since our profile says we have been in business 1 year...
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
I have looked at both. I feel the Grasshopper is a sturdier designed machine with less to go wrong. Of course, this is just my opinion. The Ferris seems to be a lighter duty machine than it's bigger brothers. The Grasshopper shares almost of it's design with the bigger Grasshopper machines, which really makes it overbuilt. I own two Grasshopper midmounts, and they are very good machines.
:)
 
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