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help with ferris

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IRISH, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. IRISH

    IRISH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    does anyone know any secrets on making our ferris ztr cut like the toro walk behinds we have??

    or is it not possible to get a quality cut without double cutting?
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    love to see the responses on this one.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Have you tried double blades? Are your blades razor sharp? Have you tried using Gator Mulchers? There used to be a member here named Brandy that was having the same problem and we never did here wether or not he/she fixed the problem.
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I saw Brandy the other day while working. He said he is very happy with the quality of cut now. He said the machine cuts the best with stand high lift blades over gators.
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    How about putting a Toro deck on it......
    lol... I had to...sorry.....

    I am located in Ferris's back yard,they are made about 30 miles from where I live.
    Funny thing is there are not a lot of them here in use anymore..
    Seeing a ton of Exmark's.....And Hustler's of course..
  6. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I don't have any idea how you would get a Ferris to cut that bad. Maybe put the blades on backwards. :)

  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    For the most part...... the ferris mowers I have seen have cut very well. I have noticed that the ferris I/S does scalp a but more than a standard ztr reguardless of what ferris claims.
  8. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 177

    Try high lift blades...upside down!
  9. get a mower that doesn't say Ferris on it!

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