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 08-14-2003, 15:42 Post: 61856
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Hey Murf,

I took a look at that monster on the Ferris web site. Man! Is that a nice ZTR! 31.5 hp catarpillar diesel and all independent suspension including the mower. I will have to think on that one. You have to be cuttin' some serious grass to justify that baby! The link below has them for $16,999 Nice machine.






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 08-15-2003, 06:25 Post: 61882
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Chief, I think we need to talk on this one. I could offer a factory tour if you'd take the time to come out!






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 08-15-2003, 08:06 Post: 61892
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Must be my CRS again. I was thinking we talked about the Pro Cut series. I would love to get a factory tour! I may just take you up on that. Last time I got a factory tour I did not want to leave. I had the good fortune to be a friend of a guy who knew Dieter Krieghoff. He gave us a guided tour of the Krieghoff gun factory in Neu Ulm, Germany when I was stationed there. Somebody told me that the Catarpillar diesel in the 5000Z is a Perkins diesel. I believe Catarpillar bought Perkins didn't they. They make a good diesel too. The suspension on those units is nice. Very PRICEY though. If they last as long as Murf says, probably worth it.






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 08-15-2003, 08:19 Post: 61893
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You are right about Cat and Perkins. I think it is a good match as that Cat didn't have a structural engine block before and Perkins has built them for years with good success. We were their first dealer so I can tell you alot about them. The tour you would enjoy but I think the gun factory would be nice to so we might have to hit Remington Arms in Illion which is about 30 minutes from here before you leave the area.






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 08-15-2003, 08:28 Post: 61895
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Must save you big bucks on shipping costs to be so close to the factory. Do you go pick the units up yourself?






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 08-15-2003, 08:36 Post: 61897
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Chief, I don't normally get to do that but the people there know me well. I haven't gotten any royalty checks from them but Jeff Ferris, Roy Dust,my old Scag rep and I were at lunch one daywhen I brought it up that Ferris should be building something like this. Dusty borrowed my spring shipment and away we go!






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 01-16-2004, 10:17 Post: 74158
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I think its bullet proof. You wear out two or three machines before the engine even needs to be rebuilt. I use to have a ferris Hydrowalk SD. Great machine, but i wanted a full hydro. I rank ferris as idustral machines not commerical.
The best mowers in order: Ferris, (Grasshopper, Wright, eXmark, huster)tie, scag, bobcat, howard price, dixiechopper

will have problems>walker(maintain nightmare),
toro, bunton, snapper, encore,

junk>John Deere, husqvarna, gaintvac, yazhoo/kees, great dane, gravely,






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 01-16-2004, 10:22 Post: 74160
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Green, how many John Deere 757's or 777's have you owned or operated or tried out?






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 01-16-2004, 10:45 Post: 74164
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chief i am talking about ZTRs and Walkbehines. The new John Deere stuff is junk. I tried them. Some of my employees could bend them in half. I got some demo guys that will not even come to my house anymore. I sent a toro back with the left front caster axel broken. A scag with a cracked counter weight. A dixie chopper with a bend rear frame. I beat the sh-- out of stuff before i buy it. Cause i know how my guys run stuff. My Stander i crush the side of the deck in. Wright is sending me a new deck for free. Because they couldn't belive i broke my deck. When i started out, i had a bunton bullet. It fell apart on me in two weeks. I am never going to do that again, i really test the equipment.






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The John Deere 757 and 777 are ZTR's. If your employees can bend a 7 Iron cutting deck in half; they can destroy ANYTHING out there. The 7 Iron mowers are the strongest and heaviest built mower decks in the industry made of 7 gauge stamped out 1 piece steel. If you employees tear up equipment like that; might be a good time to replace them with employees that respect and take care of the equipment.






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