At Briggs & Stratton's first national dealer event, media members and dealers from all over the country got a first look at the latest Ferris technology. Two new mower models were unveiled featuring an enhanced suspension system that Ferris has become known for. The new suspension system offers a mechanical upgrade as well as a new look for the mower line.
The new Ferris ISX2200 and ISX3300 feature an updated bumper, innovative ROPS design and the company's latest innovation, the ForeFront Suspension System. The ISX2200 and ISX3300 will also be on display at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, October 16 - 18 in booth number 5016.
“The ForeFront Suspension System proves we are committed to building mowers that deliver a high cut quality with the advanced suspension system you would find on an all-terrain vehicle or race car,” said Dan Roche, marketing director – commercial products. “ForeFront technology on new ISX2200 and ISX3300 means operators can mow faster with more control and confidence. These mowers are engineered to work hard so the landscape contractor can feel good when they go home after the long day.”
The team at Ferris looked to race car engineering tactics to develop new mowers. The ForeFront Suspension System is designed to give landscape professionals the ability to mow at a higher speed while having more control over the mower. ForeFront utilizes four solid control rods with hardened radial ends. This powersport-inspired front suspension geometry eliminates caster chatter, ensuring the front casters remain in the ideal orientation throughout the entire range of suspension travel to improve the ride and quality of the cut. Dual-rate coil springs resist component motion and allow the operator to select from five-position adjustments for conditions, preference and attachments. Ferris ForeFront shocks feature mower-specific internal valves, oil capacity and bump/rebound setting for maximum ground contact while absorbing terrain.
See ForeFront in action at Ferrismowers.com/suspensionvision.
New Mower Offerings
- Angled rear bumper which protects the engine and provides easy service access while achieving additional ground clearance for moving over curbs and trailers.
- Ergonomic premium high-back suspension seat which provides added comfort for a productive and comfortable workday.
- Next generation foldable ROPS which reduces noise for the landscape operator while the mower is in motion.
In addition to the angled bumper enhancement, the back end of the mowers underwent a redesign to give them a sleeker look.
The ISX2200 is powered by a 28-horsepower Vanguard 810 engine and has a 52- or 61-inch two-belt iCD cutting system for enhanced performance and reliability; select units feature the patented and proven Vanguard Oil Guard System. The unit is equipped with a Hydro-Gear ZT 4400 transaxle for added durability with every pass.
The ISX3300 runs on a 37-horsepower* Vanguard BIG BLOCK EFI with Oil Guard System. Available with either a 61- or 72-inch two-belt iCD cutting system, the ISX3000 is outfitted with Hydro-Gear ZT 5400 Powertrain transaxles and Hercules spindle.