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New Ferris 36" Walk Behind - Woo Hoo! (pics)


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I think i seen a dirty spot on the back left side of that mower You better get that thing home and clean it now. I'm just messing everything is looking nice like that little curb jumping board, that hill does look steep.
I couldn't find the spot, so I re-washed the whole thing just to be safe!

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Yup. The first lawn I showed really isn't that big in my opinion, but the one with the tall grass - the one with the barn/shed? Yeah - BIG. And it's a BIWEEKLY, so the grass gets HIGH. Their front lawn barely grows at all, so they don't want weekly service. The back gets too tall to mulch with the 21" Toro and I refuse to bag for what I'm getting paid, so I open up the side cover and side discharge it. Doing it like that the Toro powers right through it with no problem, but it's slow.

I used the Ferris today on another decent sized lawn I just picked up.
I LOVE this thing!
Bi Weekly can really suck in spring. I am playing the the "there is no way a lawn can grow 9 inches in three weeks" game with the bank on a few properties I have sent back with higher bids.

For me anything larger than a 10,000sf or so lot is to big for a 21" mower. I started with a 21" then a 25" and now a 32". The 25" sees the most work but on days when I can primarily use the 32" its great. Goes faster, not tired, sore, etc.

I only wish I had the motivation to clean and wax my mowers. Hell I have not washed the truck in months.
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I put the big mower to good use on a corner lot today...











Not the best pic of the cut, but then again, it's not the best looking lawn in the first place. New client, first cut, and apparently they didn't do a fall cleanup because there were leaves everywhere.

I gotta say, the 36" mower is going to be a big help in terms of both raw power for cutting through overgrown lawns, and productivity due to the wider cut and the speed at which it can be operated. 6 mph doesn't sound that fast, but you'd have to jog fast to keep up with this thing at full speed.

As for the "hydro vs gear/belt driven" decision, I really don't have anything to base this on since I've never operated a gear drive, but I'm REALLY glad I went with a hydro - this thing operates SO easily. I recall reading that some walk behinds (Toros?) have "reverse ASSIST"... Assist my, a$$... I'm SO glad I don't have to manhandle, or deal with a half-a$$ed "assist" feature. When I want to go in reverse, I go in reverse - as slowly, or as quickly as I desire, and whenever I want to, and as often as I want, all by applying slight pressure to the levers with my fingertips.

This was a very wise investment, indeed.
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This was a very wise investment, indeed.
Ditto. I've cut my time down by 50%.

As of today I am up to 13 clients. with 3 possibles that are waiting for other bids.....

One of the new clients LOVED his lawn. He wanted a bid, I called him with the price, PLUS told him I could do it on the spot since i had my equipment instead of waiting until next week's scheduled day....he said yes....

come to find out, he is a referral ( my first real referral ) and my bid was 4 bucks higher than the previous bid.

I was worried I didn't do a good enough job...I was thinking "It could have been better, i should have cut it 1/4 inch higher. It's the nicest lawn I have, already pristine, I just have to maintain it, not grow it....Then, I got the call....... "OH MY GOD that is a great job! My wife got home and loved it, now I love it....I want you for the whole season and want to use your 3 month pre pay option." All this and i didn't even edge the sidewalks or driveways yet, I had to do the best I could with the trimmer since it was a spur of the moment job and no need to use the edger....So i get a good lump of money for early season cash flow, and the referral gets a gift card to Texas Roadhouse.....

Sorry to "hijack" the thread....complimenting the mower just got the story moving.... and a
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The neighbors probably think he's a spy or private investigator.
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My wife said the same thing.
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Now that there made me laugh out loud
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Here's the upgrade I was talking about....got it done Friday...



THe flaw in this upgrade is you have to blow this area out on both sides ( white arrow) or the grass can build up and overheat the hydros. It's a small price to pay for a better clearance.


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Hmmm... I wonder if that allows it to be tipped backwards any further?

I found that I can lift the front until it hits that "bar", I can fit an empty 35lb cat litter bucket under the front lip of the deck to hold it up for cleaning underneath. Curious if the retrofit allows it to go any higher.

Thanks for the pics! I may look into that.
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