The Ferris product line, supplied in the UK by IPU Group, is changing this year — and we think you’ll like what the new generation has to offer. We begin by looking at the IS2000Z — a mid-size diesel zero-turn with a 1.22m deck.
The 19.5hp Yanmar twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivers improved cutting power and packs plenty of muscle whether climbing slopes, racing over flat ground or swinging round bunkers. And, you can mow at speed without suffering bumps and jolts, thanks to the Active Performance Suspension (APS).
APS is a new four-wheel system with pivoting front axle and spring assemblies and rear-wheel coil-over shock suspension. The result is the smoothest drive yet from Ferris; it’s more like driving a car, but with all the manoeuvrability of stick-steer zero-turn technology. And it’s this manoeuvrability that boosts the productivity of these machines.
And if you still question the hill climbing ability of these zero-turns, then try the IS5100Z for yourself. This is a replacement for the IS5000Z and offers a choice of 1.55m or 1.83m decks and a bigger, 33hp engine. It’s still Caterpillar but gives just that little more power when you need it, especially with the larger cutting deck. And like the IS2000Z, this mower has APS.
Access to the machine’s vital components has also been improved with a hinged bonnet. And all Ferris zero-turn mowers are now fitted with roll bars.
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