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


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Now that the lawns are brown and dead, and there's no work to do, I think I'll figure out how to rip the deck off and install the mulch kit.
I now have the breaker bar and drill bit I need, so looks like I'll have at it.

Now we just need rain so I can actually have something to cut.






Jeff, if you're still around, did you know there's a grease fitting under the control panel for the forward/cruise control bar?

This one was pretty stiff, and I would find myself bumping it with my palm to increase speed, so I decided to see what I could spray to lube things up and that's when I saw it. I greased it and sprayed all teh pivot points and now it's super smooth and easy to move forward and back as desired.
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If you didn't live on the other side of the state I'd tell you bring it over and I'll help you change it. Then we could stop over the range and pop a few off
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If you didn't live on the other side of the state I'd tell you bring it over and I'll help you change it. Then we could stop over the range and pop a few off
I haven't been shooting in ages.


That said, I was able to get it installed today, so no need for a road trip!


I couldn't figure out how to remove the deck without screwing anything up (no instructions in the manual), so I figured out a way to install the baffle and blocker plate from below.

Turns out it DOES use existing holes in the deck except for two that must be drilled. The most difficult part was figuring out what goes where since the instructions included are for the hydrocut model. (uses same kit)
The TYPO in the instructions wasn't very helpful either. It lists a 25/64" drill bit under "tools required", then later it says to use a 21/64" bit to drill two holes. Thanks Ferris. (25/64 is correct BTW)

Now I just need some grass to cut.



Pics to be posted later...
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I haven't been shooting in ages.


That said, I was able to get it installed today, so no need for a road trip!


I couldn't figure out how to remove the deck without screwing anything up (no instructions in the manual), so I figured out a way to install the baffle and blocker plate from below.

Turns out it DOES use existing holes in the deck except for two that must be drilled. The most difficult part was figuring out what goes where since the instructions included are for the hydrocut model. (uses same kit)
The TYPO in the instructions wasn't very helpful either. It lists a 25/64" drill bit under "tools required", then later it says to use a 21/64" bit to drill two holes. Thanks Ferris. (25/64 is correct BTW)

Now I just need some grass to cut.



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Glad ya got it on ok and the typo thing would've really made me mad. I haven't been shooting in months either although might be able to find some time now that things have slowed
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Jeff, if you're still around, did you know there's a grease fitting under the control panel for the forward/cruise control bar?

This one was pretty stiff, and I would find myself bumping it with my palm to increase speed, so I decided to see what I could spray to lube things up and that's when I saw it. I greased it and sprayed all teh pivot points and now it's super smooth and easy to move forward and back as desired.
Yep, i knew about it.

Kind of off topic but,

I've been busy. Not mowing lawns, but been out up selling mulch jobs and brush clearing and cleanups. I'm even hauling junk off for people. I'm doing rain barrel installations as well too, but haven't got a hit on any of them yet. Rain barrels are a catch-22....people think they're great to conserve water, but no one wants to intall them because it isn't raining!

It's DRY here AND we're on our 8th day in a row of over 100 degrees ( 105 today )...the weather was just on we're 7 to 9 inches under rainfall averages since may 1st. I have lawns with irrigation and a few with people watering them.

I've bunched all my accounts to Thursdays and Fridays on alternate weeks so I'm not out mowing a few lawns on a certain day and wasting gas and mileage, etc.
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Rain barrels are a catch-22....people think they're great to conserve water, but no one wants to intall them because it isn't raining!
You should start another post about the installation of these. I bet other readers would be interested in hearing about the benefits of them.
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I finally used the Ferris with the mulch kit installed.

Me likey.


I cut 4 lawns with it yesterday and it cut all of them well.
One was a bit high (3 weeks since last cut) and it did leave a few small clumps in the thickest part, but overall, I'm THRILLED that I no longer have to map out a "plan" to mow a lawn.
"OK, I can't go this direction 'cuz I'll throw clippings in the koi pond and I can't go that direction 'cuz I'll blow grass in the flowerbed..."

Eff that.

Now I just mow away, or I should say "mulch away!"



Today I used it on several other biweeklies that I feared would be an issue.
I won't say that I was thrilled with it, but I was certainly impressed that it did as well as it did considering the grass height. Actually, these ones were skipped last week, so it had been 3 weeks since last cut.

If it works this well on high grass, cutting a weekly lawn should yield very favorable results indeed.

I'll post a few pics later.
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I really like the mower, if this year goes well, I think I might purchase a larger walk behind and a sulky to use as my primary mower, and use my residential ztr for fall and spring cleanups.
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Unless you have gates you need to squeeze through, I suggest something larger than a 36".

I mean, it IS faster than using my 21", but the difference isn't as big as I had hoped.
The cut quality is superior though and it will power through some serious growth.



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My mouse just died and I have to use the stupid "finger pad" thingy on my laptop which is going to seriously put a damper on my web browsing/post-wh0ring.
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Unless you have gates you need to squeeze through, I suggest something larger than a 36".

I mean, it IS faster than using my 21", but the difference isn't as big as I had hoped.
The cut quality is superior though and it will power through some serious growth.



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My mouse just died and I have to use the stupid "finger pad" thingy on my laptop which is going to seriously put a damper on my web browsing/post-wh0ring.
Yeah I plan on going for like a 52". I don't want to go off the bat and buy a $10000 ztr or $8000 stand on, I think walk behind with a sulky would be good for me for now, and if I have a larger property 1 acre or more, I'll use my residential ztr, I just want to be as easy on that thing as possible.
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