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need a comfortable mower, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alexschultz1, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    man... my knees, back, neck, and feet are getting worn out. Ive been shopping around for a quality ztr, but it seems like something to absorb the shock from bumps will be the best selling point.
  2. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    They say the new air ride seat from gravely is bad azz. Personally I haven't tried it. My John Deere 997 is like riding a horse and buggy. It will beat u down
  3. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Turf tigee aint a bad ride
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  4. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Ferris full suspension ! The best ride going and you can also get the suspension seat to boot
  5. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    You can come try my Evolution. I have never had a ride as nice as this. Sit down zt's hurt my back, walk behinds wear you out, this is the perfect posture to work the whole day.
  6. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Ferris hands down. theres a lot of brands that try their best at what Ferris has, but sense they have the patent on putting coil shocks as active suspension, nobody can come close to what Ferris has on their 2000Z / 3100Zs . Gravely's air ride , scags cheeta suspension platform, dixie's springer forks, huslters flex forks, and bad boy's rubber blocks are all improvements on whats out there on the market. But untill the patent runs out on active suspension, Ferris owns the game
  7. Fuzzy1

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I recently bought a John Deere Z920R ... I MORE RECENTLY (6 weeks & 2 days ago)had some MAJOR back surgery, including 5X fused vertebra and 12 cages installed ... last week, I took delivery on a ZTR PUFFER air suspension seat.

    Today, I got out and tried it for the first real test ride ... so far, so GREAT. I can't compare it to any of the other units mentioned here, but I can say, it has made a tremendous difference in the ride ... I hit some pretty significant holes that made me cringe when I saw the front wheels hit them ... the seat did it's job and I barely felt them.

    This thing was pretty simple/easy to install ... the downside is that it raises you several inches ... I was a bit too apprehensive about trying to negotiate a hill out front, so I stopped short of attempting that ... maybe in another week or two when I heal a bit more. Other than feeling a little uneasy on a hillside, the extra height actually feels pretty nice ... hard to describe, just a nice dimensional arrangement for my body size & weight.
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Yes, they're called employees.
  9. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I've never owned a Ferris but I've seen them in action and I'd bet for sure that this is true. I have a new BadBoy and it does ride great. I woulda done better with the upgraded seat but I will say this, it cost half as much as a Ferris.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Gravely 400 series has the air seat with memory foam, 3 isolated platforms and vibration damped steering control arms. IMO it has the best ride/handling in the industry. Ferris is great as well but has a lot of deck sway and bounce which takes away from the overall handling.
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