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John Deere Z425 vs. Ferris 1500

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mad_Russian776, May 7, 2008.

  1. Mad_Russian776

    Mad_Russian776 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I need some advice. I will be purchasing a Z rider within the next week. I'm going one of two ways...John Deere Z425 or a Ferris 1500

    I am strongly leaning towards the John Deere, even though it's a residential mower. By the figures, it just seems to be the sounder investment for a solo lawn operation.

    John Deere = 23HP 54" for $4000

    Ferris = 21HP 48" deck for $6500.

    I realize the rule of thumb is to always buy commercial, but i'm leaning towards the John Deere. It seems like a solid machine. Anyone familiar with these machines, what would u suggest?

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