Gravely or Ferris

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Cj's lawnservice, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. tjoyce2010

    tjoyce2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I am looking at a ferris 36 hydro cut the price is 2600.00 the machine is only 1 year old and the owner claims to have less than 10 hours on machine is this a good deal i am just starting out in the lawn care buisness ??? please let me know thanks tj
  2. CEN61

    CEN61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I think the price is ok but for 6 or 7 hundred more why not buy new and get the full warranty?
  3. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662


    My uncle has the 5000... it is a MACHINE!!!
  4. Matlock Lawncare

    Matlock Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    If you are just starting out and looking for a good mower you are on the right track. IN MY OPINION(we all know what those are like) you need to make sure it is a dual hydro. The singles are a pain. Go to a ferris dealer and run a dual hydro and then run the single and it will make up your mind for you. Good luck in the future.....
  5. tjoyce2010

    tjoyce2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    well the guy selling really needs to move the machine and after some hagling i can now purchase for 2100.00 sounds to good to be true should i go for it
  6. Matlock Lawncare

    Matlock Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    good deal yeah BUT try a dual first. If you have any hills to cut and have to turn it is a #####! But that does sound like a good deal. Only you know if you should go for it. Good luck
  7. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    If its almost new new then that sound good . I think the 36 only comes in the single and does not come it the dual hydro.
    But to give you a price range I got my 61 in DD for $1900 and I would say it has less then 100 hrs on it when i got it and it has a sulky with it!!

    Might be a good deal depends what modal it is.
  8. pete studer

    pete studer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    the guys that bash ferris's are morons and don't know how to use the machine. they have a 4-wheel suspension, you can't mow full speed then go into a turn, the suspension is gonna give and it's gonna scalp. if you run it like to machine was designed to run it works great. so those of you idiots that wanna ***** about the ferris mowers, learn how to run it, or go buy a non suspension mower, so 20 years from now you can be walking with a cane and carrying your kidneys in a bag from all the years of bouncing and abuse on your body. i've run all the mowers out there and i've had my ferris is 2000 for 3 years now, that's all i will run.
  9. Magnum Services

    Magnum Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I use Gator Mulching Blades on mine and it cuts great! The deck is solid and I only clean mine when I change blades which is once a week.I wish I would have bought mine earlier BUT the money was right so I bought it!:drinkup:
  10. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Thats good to know I have a bad back and the ride is one of the most important to me

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