Mower roundup: Ferris adds new entry-level commercial mower
Dec 23, 2017
The new Ferris 400S is a commercial grade zero-turn mower that comes with an entry-level price according to the company.
The 400S features a 5.5-gallon fuel tank, a foot-operated deck lift and a fabricated steel/tubular bumper that accepts a Ferris tow/hitch kit. Accessories such as a mulch kit, trailer hitch kit, light kit and collection system are available.
It also has the patented external oil filter, the Hydro-Gear ZT-2800, for easy maintenance. An independent, large rear progressive coil-over-shock suspension improves the ride along with 20-inch drive tires and 10-inch caster tires.
“At an entry level price point of $4,299, it’s an easy way for owner/operators to start and grow their landscape business,” said Dan Roche, marketing director for commercial products. “The 400S includes many of the attributes of our higher-end commercial offerings – ergonomic seats with armrests, commercial-grade spindle bearings, rear suspension and large fuel capacity – at a cost that won’t break the bank.”
Landscapers can choose between a Briggs & Stratton Commercial Series 23-horsepower/724cc engine or a Kawasaki FR 21.5-horsepower/651cc engine. The 400S has a deck size of 48 inches and can travel up to 8 mph.
It is backed by a 4-year limited warranty or 500 hours, whichever comes first. For more information on the 400S, click here to find a local dealer.
Gravely redesigns its Pro-Walk mower
Redesigned to be easier to use than previous versions, the Pro-Walk commercial walk-behind mower from Gravely comes in 36-, 48-, 52- and 60-inch deck sizes.
The decks now feature Gravely’s X-Factor II Deck, which is a 10-gauge, all-steel welded deck that has a lifetime warranty. The deck has a wear bar in the front and two gussets to guard the leading edge and prevent baffle bending.
The new design includes a deck level system that requires only a four-point adjustment, eliminating deck hanger welds and improving cut quality.
Another new feature is the intuitive steering controls that allow for a shorter learning curve. The controls are positioned to reduce wrist and arm fatigue. Operators have four height positions for adjusting the handlebars.
The machine’s ease of use has also been improved with a wider wheel base for maneuvering on hillsides. The Pro-Walk has semi-pneumatic front tires that are puncture-proof, according to the company.
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