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Which would you get?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robin, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Robin

    Robin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Gravely z144(44")(21hp KAw)$5999
    Ferris 1500(44")(19hp kaw)$5799
    Bobcat fastcat (48")(19hp Kaw)$5700(on sale $5000)
    I cut part time, 10-12 lawns bi-weekly
    I will have to finance it but all seem to have some sort of financing available.

    I like the Gravely because of the 21hp motor.
    I like the Ferris because of the suspension and dealer is 2 miles from home.
    I like the bobcat because of their new warranty for 2yr 2000 hour or 5yr 5000hr choice.

    So what you you do?
     
  2. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    what are you using in terms of equipment now? Given your circumstance and the warm season nearing an end, I can't see how you can justify a purchase at this point yet.

    P.S. Bobcat if your urge to buy gets the best of you.
     
  3. Robin

    Robin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Right now I am using a older gear drive 48" toro walk behind. Several of the yards are 1.5 acres plus and quite frankly I am tired of walking and I don't like to use a sulky. I am still getting a few calls for service and until I can get something a little faster I am having to turn them down.So I quess I am more or less planning for next season.
    I meant to put for Bobcat it's 2yr 2000hr or 5yr 500hr warranty choice, not 5000hr.
     
  4. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    The $700 off on the bobcat is reason enough to justify a purchase at this point.
     
  5. Popey

    Popey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Ferris for your health and stamina
     
  6. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Look at the cub cadet enforcer 44". it comes with the 19hp kawasaki and is an excellent machine for $4799. I worked at a cub dealer this summer and the crews love the enforcer. But out of those choices the ferris is the better machine (we sold ferris too).
     
  7. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    The gravely (if its the 144 XDZ) has a 250lb clutch, 12cc pumps (alot of 60" Z's use these). I simply don't like the look of Ferris mowers, and I've always thought of Bobcat as a lower end mower, but this is just MY opinion. Gravely is still offering 0% for 6 months and 1.9% there after.
     
  8. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Are you totally confused yet??????

    Since you have some experience, just go for what will suit your needs, pocketbook, quality of cut. I would suggest you talk to your dealer(s) and demo each one, and then make the decision.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  9. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Gravely would be my choice out of those three;however, I would get a60 and use the 48 for small and 60 for large. Believe me, its not too big.
     
  10. Robin

    Robin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the replies. I quess it just a matter of timing on who has the best financing when I go to purchase. And who is willing to drop prices at the end of the season. Any more suggestions are welcome.
     

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