Posts Tagged ‘zero turn mowers’

Suspension On Zero Turn Mowers, It’s A No Brainer

February 23, 2010 13 comments

You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to drive a zero turn mower, but it sure would be less painful if you were for most zero turn mowers. Operators that run zero turn mowers for cities, landscape companies, commercial cutters or acreage owners know what we are talking about. Running a fixed frame zero turn for 6 to 8 hours a day, everyday is very taxing on the body, especially the lower back. Anyone that has operated these units for that long has felt this in some way, shape, or form. Even mowing you own lawn for 2 to 3 hours once a week I am sure you have felt like you have gone a few rounds in a boxing ring when you get off.

Landscape companies, commercial cutters and acreage owners there is a way to remedy this problem, oh and not to mention INCREASE productivity. For company owners this means less time your guys are on each job, which translates to more jobs and a healthier bottom line. Acreage owners you can decrease the time you are spending on you lawns exponentially. I don’t know of any company or person that doesn’t look for more efficient ways to do business or get jobs done.

The solution for the pain and increased productivity is very simple; the Ferris Zero Turn Mower with its patented independent suspension system.

How much faster, more productive and more efficient would you or your employees be if you were operating a much smoother machine? There would be no more slowing down to compensate for all of the different terrain variations. You would mow over these same areas carrying the same ground speed at all times, unlike before when you would slow down to negotiate these obstacles. Operators would not feel like they have been beat with a sledge-hammer every time they get off the machine, which makes it that much easier for them to go to work each day.


No matter if you’re a professional cutter, weekend warrior or discriminating buyer, Ferris zero-turn mowers with suspension will give you a measurable improvement in your mowing efficiency. The smooth ride will enable you to get more done in less time than conventional mowers. A Ferris mower can help you finish your job faster, boost your productivity and produce beautiful results.

Ferris zero-turn mowers are the only commercial mowers that feature a suspension system that was developed by engineers with landscape contractors’ needs in mind. We didn’t just mask operating vibration with a special seat. These mowers were built from the ground up to be the hardest working and smoothest riding in the industry. Operators experience less fatigue while tackling tough jobs. Our patented suspension technology provides exclusive benefits that maximize productivity for years to come.


PRODUCTIVITY: The benefits of Ferris suspension add up to increased productivity for you. The more productive you can be the more time you will save and the more money you can make.

SPEED: Many operators are not aware that they slow down to compensate for uneven terrain – until they test-drive a Ferris with suspension. Insulated from these effects, the operator naturally increases speed, taking full advantage of available horsepower. The result: More acres per hour and more money in your pocket.

CONSISTENCY OF CUT: The mower deck follows the movement of the wheels and the flow of the terrain. The result is a beautiful, consistent cut.

EXTENDED MOWER LIFE: Suspension also benefits the chassis by reducing shock load. Our frame rails are made of much heavier material because we do not rely on frame flex to keep all four wheels on the ground. As a result, a mower with suspension will last longer and require fewer repairs than a similar non-suspension mower.

COMFORT: Ferris’ exclusive suspension system absorbs the shocks and vibrations that cause operator fatigue. The increased comfort translates to operator satisfaction and increased productivity.

So How Does It Work?

The Ferris patented suspension system allows each wheel to move up and down independently smoothing out uneven turf. The deck of the mower works in conjunction with the suspension system

to provide a consistent cut. This system virtually eliminates shock to the chassis, resulting in superior operator comfort, increased mowing speeds, stability and extended mower life.

Take a look at this video.

Like every commercial mowing innovation, the success of suspension depends on its value to the landscape contractor. But, get any five owners of Suspension mowers together and ask them what they find appealing, and you’ll get five different answers. Suspension offers multiple benefits to the landscaper. This, perhaps more than anything, has made the advent of Suspension, not just an innovation, but a revolution in commercial mowing.

There you have it, so anybody against less mowing time, increased jobs, or a healthier bottom line?  Probably not, so get off your fixed frame unit and check out the Ferris mower line, which can make this happen for you.

[Productivity Calculator] – plug your numbers in, and see for yourself what kind of money can be saved.
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In The Field: Bio Landscape Ahead Of The Game

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Bio Landscape & Maintenance takes steps to get ahead of the alternative fuel game, with the Ferris IS3100 Propane mowers

Thanks to everyone at Bio!

Photo courtesy of:  Bio Landscape & Maintenance

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Ferris Industries Contest

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment


Ferris Industries is putting on a contest that will get you or your company a nice feature article on the Ferris Industries website.

Tell us your success story involving your Ferris mower. If we select you and your story as the “Feature of the Month”, we will publish your story on the Ferris Industries’ website and send you a Ferris sports jacket. Be sure to e-mail your size and phone number along with your story to:

So if you own a Ferris it will be worth your while to enter.  Additional advertising is always a good thing.

If you don’t own a Ferris, it might be a good time to start looking into the benefits and what Ferris mowers can do for your company.

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B20 BioDiesel Approved for use In Ferris IS5100 Mower

January 26, 2010 7 comments

B20 BioDiesel Approved For Use with Ferris IS 5100Z Models with the 33.5 Caterpillar diesel engine.

The Ferris IS 5100Z powered by a 33.5-hp (model 3013C) Caterpillar diesel engine can now utilize B20 Biodiesel as an acceptable fuel source. The approval follows successful testing that was performed by Caterpillar. The results of those tests indicated trouble-free operation. The IS 5100Z features an environmentally-friendly sound package designed to absorb and reduce engine noise for improved operator and bystander comfort.

“This announcement is another example of Ferris’ commitment to innovation,” said Bill Shea, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Commercial Products for the Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group. “Now we are able to offer our customers yet another alternative fuel option.”

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