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new mower purchase opinions needs....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by esshaki, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. esshaki

    esshaki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Just wonder what every think about this situation i have, im looking to add new equipment 2006 season, i already know for sure im gonna go with 2 more Ferris 52" walkbehinds, but im considering purchasing a ztr and was wondering between a Ferris IS 3000 and Hustler Super Z with the XR 7 Deck, so far i have read alot of good things about both mowers, and just wanted feedback from anyone who cares to share.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We run exclusively Ferris for the past 12 years now (52 and 61 inch WB's, 61 and 72 inch Z's). We have a couple of the IS3000's and love them. As for Hustler, lots of guys here on LS love them as well. Maybe you need to demo both to get a good feeling for what you want to buy.
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,207

    I like things about both mowers. The Ferris rides better and doesn't scalp as much due to the suspension but I think when it comes to the deck the new XR-7 is much better than the Ferris deck even though I havn't used one. We have used our IS 3000 for one season and love it.
  4. South Florida Lawns

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

    Why not set up a demo of both brands? Then you can compare features and cut quality.
  5. esshaki

    esshaki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    i have already tried the super z and the is 3000 early this year, but the xr7 deck i just recently heard about and really would like to see quality of the cut, i know the ferris is a very well built machine, i was gonna purchase last season, but figure it would probaly be better to get new equipment during the 2006 season, thanks for the help

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