Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?

About to take the plunge..


Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell

Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 03-19-2012, 03:43 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Stopped in to ask...

The holes on the front of your deck are to attach a weight system. Dealer said he has never sold a single one. They're for extreme hills to keep the front end down....

The basic explanation for the Snapper being slanted is the blades move independently and are offset.

I'm going to demo each one Wed and make my choice.

Off to do a bid for a leaf cleanup and mowing for the season....

Put two bids in today, got one of them and the other is getting another bid tomorrow and will let me know. Also got a customer for mowing while out today handing out the last of my fliers.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 03-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Anything new here? I saw a Snapper rep today and was trying to ask questions for you, but he didn't seem too familiar with the Ferris/Snapper similarities/differences. Go figure.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-24-2012, 04:28 AM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm going with the Ferris.

Reasons:
**I'm familiar with them
**the only knowledge of Snapper Pro is from online comparisons and reviews. I'm sure they are fine machines but I don't KNOW anyone that has used one.
**I demoed both and there weren't any WOW moments on one being better than the other.
**The electric start swayed me. If Snapper Pro had an electric start and was still cheaper, I would probably give it a go. After demoing, they felt the same, reacted the same...like i said, no WOW factor, so the electric start weighed in my head....I only have 10 accounts now, so pulling a rope 10 times a week isn't a big deal, fast forward, 10+ times a day? No thanks, I'll turn a key.
**The most important factor, the wife says the Ferris is a prettier red.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-24-2012, 05:38 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Did you note if the decks are any different between the two?


Does "yours" have the Sensor grips?


Do you have plenty of wax?






Don't forget to order an hour meter if that's something that interests you.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2012, 07:20 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Did you note if the decks are any different between the two?
Same decks, compared to your pics it's the same, nothing different jumps out....


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Does "yours" have the Sensor grips?
Nope


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Do you have plenty of wax?
I will tomorrow.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Don't forget to order an hour meter if that's something that interests you.
Yup, I'll be getting one once this week's accounts pay...

I went in today to get it...they were swamped and short on staff since it isn't "the season" yet. Their new hours and sufficient staff starts this coming week.....Now being that they were busy one of the mechanics came in and I was talkin to him and he told me he works on more Snapper's than Ferris'...So good choice....

this is yours....some info for you...


The circular tube bar the black arrow is pointing to....Go see your dealer for an upgrade. Mine has the same bar as yours and the salesman explained there are problems with it getting kicked off kilter bringing them down steeper ramps or backing them up curbs so there is an upgrade part to swap out giving more clearance. I'm taking mine in this coming week as they did not have any of the upgrades in stock.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-24-2012, 08:47 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the info. I wasn't really sure what that bar was even for until I tried to tip the machine back to get under the deck and it prevented it from going past a certain point.


Also, in case you don't see my update in the other thread, I found the exact same hour meter that I installed at Sears for $29.99 (Hours only - not a tachometer)

Last edited by Hedgemaster; 03-24-2012 at 09:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-24-2012, 08:59 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Also, in case you don't see my update in the other thread, I found the exact same hour meter that I installed at Sears for $29.99 (Hours only - not a tachometer)
Cool! thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-25-2012, 08:58 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I got one pic in today before the battery died on the camera. For some reason the wife needed to take pics of the baby shower she went to. This was my Sunday, putting lettering on the truck....



Next on the list....a trailer... I was going to get one this weekend, until I tried out my ATV ramps with the Ferris and they worked quite well...so I decided to wait for a bit more cash. A trailer is a need, but with the ramps it's not a NEED
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Hope you can fit your push mower in there with it!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:28 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Hope you can fit your push mower in there with it!
HA! The Ferris will do the job on each of the lawns I have. The push mower is now in the corner of the garage pouting.

and it will only be another week, maybe two with no trailer...I'm not pushing it beyond that. I want to wait until the last couple weeks mowing revenue comes in.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Took the plunge, did I make a mistake? CanadayLandscaping Introduce Yourself 7 09-10-2010 12:02 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
Today 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 267
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 11:22 PM
Today 12:01 PM
by Steve
1 39
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by Steve
7 271
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
Yesterday 07:52 PM
by SGL1
8 198
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 93
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 140
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 87
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-18-2014 02:52 PM
by Steve
7 216
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 841
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 375
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,272
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 562
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-15-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
99 5,876
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,716
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-13-2014 03:34 PM
by Steve
3 143
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 185
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 287
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 145
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 389
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 268
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 381
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 391
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 665
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 218
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 295
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 186
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 199
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 518
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,131
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,338
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 572
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
08-05-2014 07:12 PM
by TheBeast
30 1,922
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 766
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 464
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,552
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 428
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 442
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
08-05-2014 07:22 AM
by petscanning
25 931
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
08-04-2014 06:53 PM
by kslawn
17 727
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
08-04-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
48 5,745
long time no see
Tuscan Gardens
08-02-2014 03:21 PM
08-04-2014 12:04 PM
by Steve
1 269
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
08-04-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
2 301
trimming back shrubs
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 06:14 AM
08-04-2014 11:52 AM
by Steve
6 406
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 06:13 PM
08-04-2014 11:50 AM
by Steve
3 339
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-02-2014 07:55 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
24 3,480
Easy money
stevef1201
11-14-2013 10:17 AM
08-02-2014 01:03 AM
by stevef1201
3 1,490
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-01-2014 11:42 PM
by TNTurf
1,186 327,968
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
07-25-2014 05:28 PM
08-01-2014 01:50 PM
by stevef1201
7 538
Buy a good company at a...
Steve
03-12-2011 06:38 AM
08-01-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
2 1,926
Employee wont return...
Prolawnofchatt
06-13-2014 03:12 PM
07-31-2014 09:59 PM
by WesleySnips
5 803
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment lawn care estimate birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial craigslist credit card processing customers ecosymbiosis exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation invoice kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco marketing mulch estimate native plants new buisness online classifieds podcast rotating scag scag v-ride search engine optimization season seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business stihl theft of services tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy