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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?
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:43 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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....


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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.
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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)

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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!
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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
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Hope you can fit your push mower in there with it!
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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.
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