I was wanting to here from someone that has or had a newer 61" ferris wb. this will take the place of my 62" toro z. It will hope fully fill the gap between my 72" and 60" ZTRs and my 52" wb. Thanks Marc
CT, my 72" ferris cuts the same in wet grass and I have talked to others that does the same. as far as scalping I think you need to use the right machine for the job. I know older toro 62" wb were notorious for scalping, but the drive tires on the machine were not wide enough. Do you know the width of yours at the out side of the wheels? Can't find any specs on that but I know they are fairly wide stance.My only two minor complaints with it however is that when mower wet grass, the grass more or less just roles out of the deck in a big clump instead of being shot out. I clean my deck all the time yet whenever i mow a little wet grass out rolls the clumps. And lastly with any big deck when mowing uneven ground it tends to scalp unless you lift the deck properly. But all in all its a great machine and hasnt let me down yet.
Not really, best luck I have had is running stock blades in the really wet and rainy stuff and gator magnums in the heavy dew and crappy grass conditions. In the real rainy stuff we had here earlier this year (wettest year on record) a few times in the pouring rain when my ferris started clumping real bad I put it back on the trailer and got out my toro with the turbo force deck and it cut better, not great, but better. i have half a notion to find an old 72" toro sfs deck and fab it under my ferris for what would be one of the best mowers ever:clapping:The customer has a very wet back yard, any bit of rain almost makes it impossible to mow. This is the yard my mower clumps up and just rolls the grass out of
Any have any solution to clumping like this???
Maybe but I usally sharpen blades everyday the mower gets used any amount.the rolling could be a result of having dull blades--make sure you keep them sharp!