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Observations of a Ferris 3000IS vs Everride Warrior

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by keno, May 28, 2004.

  1. keno

    keno LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 18

    Were in the process of replacing 2 machines(possibly 3) and were down to 3 or 4 different machines.

    Our 2 top contenders are the Everride and the 3000IS.

    The good things about the ferris is the name and the suspension. Thats it in our minds. Compared to the Everride, the warrior seems to be much more responsive, easier to control, just feels better, definitely more heft of a frame and seems to have more power, and comes with 24s vs 23 tires. The ferris's front end seemed light and they outlaw any towing. , why??

    The negatives about the everride are the ride, at full tilt you do get bounced a little, not much of a name yet,or long term track record, no dealers and questionable manufacturer life..ie.. will they be here in 7 yrs. But there are allot of big name companys that wont be here in 7 yrs either. There also a grand less than the ferrris.

    Also there able to tow up to a 400lb cart

    Any ideas anyone

  2. keno

    keno LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 18

    btw, The other machines that we could be interested in would be the HUSTLER Super Z, the JD 757 or the ENCORE 2760
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Ok, we have had like 20 or so Ferris machines in the past 10 years. I have demoed their protoypes for them (IS 5000 Cats, their 32 inch Single Drive Hydro) etc.

    Everride? Who are they?

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