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PRODUCT REVIEW: Ferris IS 3100Z Series Zero-Turn Mower

BY Gregg Wartgow

Connecticut contractor says increased horsepower and improved operator comfort is making a difference.

Tom Tuminelli, operations manager with YardApes in New Milford, CT, is trying out a new mower this year: the Ferris IS 3100Z. Tuminelli purchased three of the mowers, which are now being used by three of the company’s five mowing crews.

A fourth crew has been using a Ferris IS 1500Z for the past year and a half, which is a smaller, scaled-down version of the 3100Z. Tuminelli says he began speaking with representatives from Ferris in June 2012 about the larger mower. They arranged for a two-week demo. Tuminelli gave each of his mowing crews a full day to test out a 3100Z. “They (crew workers) are the ones running the equipment all day, so I needed to get their feedback,” Tuminelli says.   Read more

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