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Old 10-30-2007, 11:04 PM
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I have a 3100Z w/61 inch deck and water cooled Kawasaki power. I'm sticking with Ferris as I'm very happy with it.

I tried out several different makes and settled on the Ferris because of the quality of the ride. Doesn't beat you up thanks to the suspension. It was a bit pricey but worth it to me.

The only thing that has gone wrong with it was the hour meter which I swapped out under warranty.

Its also a bit heavy so you have to pay attention turning it around, especialy in damp to wet soil conditions as it will tear up the lawn. But I suppose that applies to just about all the z-turn mowers out there.

They are built like a tank. The general manager at the dealship where I bought it was telling me about a customer who also has a 3100Z that accidently drove it over an 8 ft seawall on the NH coastline (wet grass+slope). Tow truck lifted it back onto the yard, checked over the fluids and so forth, and proceeded to keep right on mowing. No damage except for some scrapes on the ROPS.

When you get into this price range, they are all good products. Try 'em and see what works best for you.
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