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 > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Ferris Mower Vs. Scag Mower


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 12-16-2008, 04:27 PM
Mike's LawnCare Landscape's Avatar
Mike's LawnCare Landscape Mike's LawnCare Landscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hendersonville NC
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 7
Mike's LawnCare Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Ferris all the way Here.Besides a Walker thats the only 2 mowers for now. Besides the Honda Trim mowers!!!
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 12-20-2008, 10:09 AM
barry barry is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: port charlotte fl
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 7
barry is on a distinguished road
Default Ferris

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I too am looking at a Ferris. I used a 61 " and it was great. I am thinking about leasing one. I have a Dixie Chopper which I like too. The dixie is faster but ferris rides better. I wiil be 55 so I am looking for a better ride. The ferris I am looking at is a 52" but they won't have one until after the 1st of the year. I will be going to the Dealer on Monday to discuss leasing one.
Has anyone had any problems with the Ferris? Can anyone tell me some pros or cons about the Ferris?

Merry Christmas to all!
Barry & Myrlin
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-16-2010, 12:35 AM
mtshadows mtshadows is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
mtshadows is on a distinguished road
Default My Ferris

Totally new to the forum...googling on new mowers and found this..
I own a ferris and have used it nearly 3 seasons. Its the 1500z. It just worked for my price point at the time. My two cents on what I read so far..I would not finance it if I could avoid it. If you do keep your payments as low as possible. I tried to pay it off in a year and did not, and hand to scramble to figure something out. I love the ferris and mine has the weak suspension. I have the catcher on it and have found that I think it lacks a little power. Only 19 horse on a 44. I would like to have had a little beefier engine. I have blown a valve and had some battery issues but all around a great machine. I am not in love with the bagger....it leaves a lot of "stuff" left on the lawn. Currently researching putting a larger higher HP engine into it. Anybody have any suggestions
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-24-2011, 01:09 AM
deerhuntr deerhuntr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
deerhuntr is on a distinguished road
Default

I love my ferris is500. It is the smoothest riding zero turn I have ever been on. I used it last year with no problems at all. I got a 3 year warranty with mine which is a year more than advertised. I got it during a promo that was going on and recieved an extra year on it. I paid 5399.00 for mine. I will continue to buy Ferris mowers for a long time. My next mower will be the Ferris is2000
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-25-2011, 01:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What made you decide to go with that mower over others? Were you able to demo it before you bought it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-25-2011, 02:23 PM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 6
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

I cant say enough good things about Ferris. I have a 36" walk behind and it has been great. Looking at getting an evolution this season.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-12-2012, 09:17 PM
cracka69 cracka69 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
cracka69 is on a distinguished road
Default

For what it's worth and i know it's been a while since the last reply here, but i've got a ferris IS2000Z zero turn, 61" deck with 30hp b&s 'big block' and it is amazing.
My only regret is the i didn't do this sooner.
We've been through smaller mowers and ride-ons and i regret not doing this many years ago.
The ferris is bullet proof, comfortable and we've done things with the ferris that would make the ferris engineers cry in their breakfast, but it keeps going, it keeps cutting and it keeps saving my back with the suspension.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
My only regret is the i didn't do this sooner.
What's your view on why you didn't do it sooner? Knowing this may help others in the same position as you once were.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-14-2012, 12:28 AM
cracka69 cracka69 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
cracka69 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Steve,
purely the time it saves
As an example there's one block i cut with a lot of trees in it, with the little tractors it used to take 2-3hrs depending on grass etc
With the ferris it is 45 MINUTES as you can spin around any obstacle in the seconds, and cut right up to it without taking two or three turns or having to come back with the line trimmer
Another block that used to take 1hr now takes 11 (eleven) MINUTES
I know this sounds extreme, however they are my real figures
The quality of cut is good
It does take some time to get the hang of using a zero turn if you have never used them before, but they are seriously worth the investment in time to learn
Maintenance has been good, you shred the cutting belt once in a while but no more and no less than any other ride on
The suspension on the ferris is another huge factor as it saves your back a lot
I've used some others without suspension and i really, really question how much of a hit your body takes with them
I guess it's a case of being spoilt now so going back to anything else would be hard
The only down side i can say is that you are much more focused on what is in front of you so you do not take in the area around you
People i used to wave to and see around now come up to me and say 'didn't you see me?'
And i have to answer that no, i did not, i was too focused on what i was doing and a lot of that is simply the speed that you are cutting at, things happen much more quickly and you have to pay attention all the time
So it's got my vote and happy to answer any specific questions
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-22-2012, 09:39 PM
T.j.'s landscaping 17 T.j.'s landscaping 17 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 4
T.j.'s landscaping 17 is on a distinguished road
Default im from ct too

Where in ct r u from ive been doing landscaping in ct for 4 years now
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
Which mower is better? tomcat172002 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 9 05-27-2008 12:05 AM
new mower Ericsmulchingandyardwork Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 14 05-22-2008 10:17 PM
New mower realhuntin General Talk 0 12-12-2007 01:43 AM
New mower business Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 10-16-2007 11:03 PM
3-in-1 mower Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 07-12-2007 12:24 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
Today 07:22 AM
by winkie61
7 553
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 12:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
41 1,297
Opinions on truck wrap
Truro
Yesterday 04:21 PM
Yesterday 11:03 PM
by SC93
3 94
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Yesterday 08:48 AM
by jrs.landscaping
11 552
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Yesterday 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
23 501
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
02-27-2015 08:54 PM
by Bradcook21
5 196
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
02-27-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
2 65
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,812
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,738
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 513
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
02-26-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
2 279
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 114
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 109
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
02-26-2015 02:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 721
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 120
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 461
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,800
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 238
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 232
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,825
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 660
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 636
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 275
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 276
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 233
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 257
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 257
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 419
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 533
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 287
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 619
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 507
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,665
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 421
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,212
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 372,078
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
02-19-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
3 529
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,477
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,117
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 599
Employees
stevej
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
02-18-2015 12:47 PM
by Mr. Mow
1 410
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
02-17-2015 07:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,023
Cannot access your Itune...
winkie61
02-17-2015 10:00 AM
02-17-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 362
Advertising on internet...
Sprinkler Buddy
02-13-2015 01:22 PM
02-17-2015 01:00 PM
by Steve
9 684
new to this forum
NIP'N'TUK
02-14-2015 07:54 PM
02-16-2015 10:03 PM
by Steve
2 497
Advice on bidding 20...
sleepydunn
02-15-2015 07:38 PM
02-16-2015 09:59 PM
by Steve
4 620
New to me mower
xandrew245x
04-27-2014 08:02 PM
02-16-2015 09:48 PM
by Steve
8 1,404
mower blades
tlf59263
02-09-2015 12:36 PM
02-16-2015 05:16 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 830
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
02-16-2015 02:16 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,523
Advice on Bidding...
veteranlawnservice
02-08-2015 09:21 PM
02-16-2015 12:14 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,240
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blowout bush commercial contract help deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business how to hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower patio install per hour service podcast scag v-ride search engine optimization secrets to landscaping seo shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro tractor auger trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.

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