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New Ferris Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tocs93, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. tocs93

    tocs93 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I just picked up my new Ferris DD 48 in. walk behind! I love this machine. I tested it in my side yard and it leaves a nice cut. I was concerned that Ferris doesn't offer a hanging/floating deck in the 48in. model but I think that if you are going to scalp turf it is going to happen whether you have a hanging deck or not. The only disadvantage I see is difficulty in changing deck height on the job. Overall I reccomend this machine, very well constructed.
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Congratulations on the new mower!

    Ferris makes some great ztr's too.
  3. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    one of the mowers i am looking to buy is a ferris 48" as well. i am interested in the stripe that it lays down. do u have any pics of ur mower striping?

    i know there was a post a few days ago of some ferris stripes but that was a different model - i think it was a ztr.

    which w/b mowers stripe the best without a stiping kit- snapper, ferris, or exmark????
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Nice machine, good luck with it.
  5. stripem67

    stripem67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Did you ever get an answer about which stripes the best?
  6. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    My Ferris 48" DD Sold real fast when it was in the paper. Seems Ferris is starting to get recognition. If I was to compare the stripes between Ferris 48" DD to the Exmark 48" TTHP with no strip kit, the Ferris wins hands down. The exmark comes from the factory with a stripe kit (rubber flap) If you remove it, it won't stripe as good as with it on.
  7. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    i think i can rule out exmark for sure. i mowed with one and was not impressed with the stripe at all. between snapper and ferris i am not sure which one is best.

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