The 2017 Ferris 3200Z is one awesome machine! I replaced a four year old eXmark Laser Z X-Series with 72" deck and 37 hp with the same deck size and hp on the new Ferris. The ride, comfort, and ease of operation with the Ferris has reduced the mowing time on my 6 acre yard by at least 30% due to increased speed without giving up any cut quality. This is a superb piece of equipment!
In the fall of 2016 I purchased a Simplicity Prestige Mower and could not be happier. I have an acre and a half to mow at my cabin which use to take me several hours to mow. When I purchased the mower I also purchased the mulching kit in hopes I could mulch once in a while if the lawn didn’t get too long. What I pleasantly found is I can mulch even if the lawn gets quite long, all I have to do is slow down which is still way faster than bagging. I takes me less than half the time to mow as it used to, and the fact I can mulch is also way better for the lawn. As far as the bagger is concerned; I've never seen anything pick up the way this unit does. At first I was a little skeptical about the extra money the Simplicity cost however I now realize this unit is on a different level of it's own and worth every penny. It is a GREAT MOWER and MULCHER.. highly recommend!