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Suspension On Simplicity Zero Turns??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by craigs lawncare, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Who uses Simplicity commercial zero turns?
    My big question is about the suspension. My theory is, the more moving parts you have on a mower, the more there is to go wrong. Still, the thought of a smoother ride intrigues me.
    How well do the shocks hold up?
    Are they expensive to replace?
    Do they really make a difference?

    Thanks
    Craig
     
  2. Travis Followell

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

    We have an IS 3000 Ferris and the suspension does make quite a bit of difference in the ride and there's really not that many more parts to wear out.
     
  3. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307


    Thanks Travis, are the shocks expensive to repair?
    I am just trying to arm my self with some info before I enter the dealership.

    Craig
     
  4. Travis Followell

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

    I don't know. I've never replaced one but I wouldn't think they would be priced to bad. I know a shock for a suspension seat on another machine we have was around $40.
     
  5. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307


    Yes Travis, that is what I am thinking. But if you look at those coil over type shocks on each wheel, they look like they would be very pricey.
    Add that to some of the VERY rough lawns I mow and I was just thinking it was a recipe for regular, expensive maintenance.

    Craig
     
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Find out if the shocks are rebuildable. Most likely they are.
     

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