Green Simplicity really a Ferris?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tremens, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Tremens

    Tremens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    A dealer in my area is selling a used green simplicity 21hp Vanguard, 48" fab. deck for $3500 with 220 hours (approx 2-3 years old). Talking to him about it, he said that the older green Simplicity's are acutally Ferris machines with the Simplicity name on it.

    Can anyone validate this statement? Also, if they are different than the Ferris models, what exactly is different? Finally, is $3500 a good price for this machine.

    Thank you!
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    snapper, ferris, simplicity; they are all owned by Briggs & Stratton.
  3. Tremens

    Tremens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    After doing some research, I think that this mower may acutally be a Simplicty Derby. Several websites state that this is a Ferris mower with a Simplicity deck. Are these models different than what is available today from Simplicity?
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    NOW, but they weren't 3 years ago.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Ferris has never had a 48" deck with a 21 hp on it ever...hydro or belt that I know of. $3500 for that unit is vey high IMO.

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