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Who has the biggest Zero turn?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,173

    What company has the biggest zero turn? Heaviest,longest ect. I did sit on a Ferris 5100 z (72")(2200lbs) and this machine was huge. It made a hustler super Z look like a little toy. I have noticed some wide dixie choppers .Will a bigger machine handles bumps and slopes better? Since having a wider wheel base?
     
  2. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    a bigger deck isn't always the best, they have more of a tendency to ''dig'' in on turns. do your research on each machine before making a purchase and see what others have to say about it.
     
  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    I was in rural king the other day and there was a Massey Ferguson zero turn, had to weigh 2000 lbs. Biggest bulkiest unthoughout machine I've ever layer eyes on, and then they stuck a little stamped deck on it likes on jd zero turns at Lowes.
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  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    Williams,

    I did a Field Test on a Ferris 5000 a few years back. Here's a pic of it next to my Super Z, I thought my trailer would break when I loaded it. Going up the ramp the back of the trailer almost touched the ground! It had a 60 or 61 in rear discharge deck on it. It was a big mother!

    Ferris 5000.jpg
     
  6. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,018

    Have friend that used to mow in Western KY, he run a couple of these on loan from the Lastec R&D department, he told me they are great machines just heavy and high dollar.
     
  8. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,350

    IMO the 35 hp Cat on Ferris 5100 with only a 61" deck is waaay overkill (at least in most cases). I just don't see it....but, "to each his own". :)
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,001

    "Who has the biggest Zero turn? "

    I do.
     
  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    That ferris is huge!!!!!!!
     

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