Ferris Announces Two New Zero-Turn Mowers
LOUISVILLE, Kent., October 26, 2012 — Ferris introduced two new zero-turn mowers to visitors at the GIE+Expo this week. The IS 600Z and IS 700Z expand the product offering made by Ferris, a Briggs & Stratton brand.
Both models feature a new patent pending steering system with solid rods and sealed ball bearings pivots to deliver long lasting smooth control.
The compact IS 600Z model is powered with your choice of a 27-gross hp* Briggs & Stratton Professional Series or 18.5-gross hp** Kawasaki FS600V engine, the IS 600Z utilizes Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transaxles for improved performance and less downtime. Available in 44” and 48” cutting widths, a foot-operated deck lift provides the operator with variable cutting heights from 1.5” to 4.5”. The IS 600Z (48”) is equipped with the innovative iCD™ Cutting System with striping kit. The mowing deck on the IS 600Z (44”) is made from 10-gauge steel, featuring over-lap welded corners, double thick top and reinforced side skirts.
The IS 700Z model is powered with your choice of a 28-gross hp* Vanguard BIG BLOCK, 28-gross hp* Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series, 23.5-gross hp** Kawasaki FS730V, or 23-gross hp** Kawasaki FS691V engine. The IS 700Z utilizes Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transaxles for improved performance and less downtime. Equipped with the innovative iCD Cutting System with striping kit, the IS 700Z is available in 52” and 61” cutting widths. A foot-operated deck lift provides the operator with variable cutting heights from 1.5” to 5”.
There are several accessories available for both models to make users even more productive: FAST-Vac or TURBO-Pro Double Bagger Collection System, Hitch Kit, Mulch Kit, Arm-Rests, Flat-Free Caster Tires, and both models are pre-wired for an optional Light Kit.
Other features include:
- Up to 10 mph ground speed
- 5.5 gallon fuel tank
- Aluminum greaseable spindles
- Removable floor pan
- Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) with retractable seat belt
- NEW 2+2 Year Limited Warranty
“We’ve packed the IS® 600Z full of features at a price you would find hard to match,” says Bill Shea, Vice President of Commercial Sales for the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group. “This new series includes and the features and performance you would expect from Ferris, at a very attractive price.
*All power levels are stated gross horsepower per SAEJ1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton
**All power levels are stated gross horsepower per SAE J2723 as rated by Kawasaki