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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green boy1, May 26, 2006.

  1. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Ok guys, I know theres a lot of u that have ben using a lot of diferent kind of Ztrn like exmark,gravely,scag and so on.

    Well here is the deal,. Im making plans to Re -start my business this next year (I Had my own business like 7 Years ago and for reasons out of my control I stop but now is the right time and by the way my question is because that was in Puerto Rico and theres not this kind of ztrn or at least I didnt saw it ) Well any ways Im thinking about buying a Ferris is 1500z zero turn whith 48"or 52" ( why ferry? because a got a bad back ) :cry: and a w/b 34" gravely but I really can apreciate any input If any of u guy have or use this FERRY and what coments do u have about it.

    Thanks in advance.

    pd: Im thinking to use the name of : Green Hills Lawn and Landscaping What do u guys think? :cool2:
  2. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Where in FL?
  3. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    kissimmee like 15 min to orlando
  4. nekos

    nekos LawnSite Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 66

    my sister use to live in Kissimme .

    anyway i can't help ya with the Ferris < never used it > but the Gravely pro 1334 ... you wont be disappointed with it ! i just bought one and it has exceeded all my expectations . don't put a mulch kit on it though it's a waste of $100 , it just doesn't work .
  5. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    thanks for youre help.

    Have u used another w/b aditional to the gravely?
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I've got all Ferris equipment. I too have some back issues. The Ferris is very good to me, although on some really roung terrain, I wish I had the newer model one. Also, if possible get the high-back seat - it is worth every penny IMO.
  7. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    carcs, and what about the cuting?

    Every body talks about all the exmarc adns scag machines but what about the cuality of cuting and the speed that u can really cut whit a ferris can u really go fast?

    Just asking cause u know I dont want to waste my money and the suspencion thing have me thinking and the cost is not to much a difernt from the others guys ztr

    Thanks in advance.:clapping:
  8. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 601

    I really like the scag wildcat with a 61 inch deck. Its very durable and has a good price point. For a walk behind I love the exmark with a 36 inch deck. I love the new ecs controls. Id at least give these 2 a shot DEMO THEM! Its an awesome combonation.
  9. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    lawnangel1 and what engine do u have in both of them?

    Is the scag a 25hp or 30hp?

    And ur exmark is 13 15hp? I think the 13hp is like to small engine for the machine but thats just my opinion let me nkow ur idea ok?

    Thanks in advance:drinkup:
  10. baja4wd

    baja4wd LawnSite Member
    from South
    Messages: 65


    Got a 13hp KW on my new Gravely 32" ProG, it pulls my 220# and gives an excellent cut with no problems. The best part is its quiet and smooth. Around here the setup will run you a little over $2500 with the sulky, but it is well built, worth the money.

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