Product Report – March 2009

Updated May 31, 2012

Striking out into a category all its own, Ferris’ new Evolution compact zero-turn (CZT) mower features exclusive, patent-pending suspension technology, placing the operator in an ideal ergonomic position for mowing.

“The Evolution is going to take the Ferris line to a whole new level,” says Bill Shea, vice president of sales and marketing commercial products, Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group. “We’re integrating this new technology into our compact zero-turn design to make this mower the ultimate in performance and ergonomics.”

Several features ensure the Evolution will be a key player among professional landscapers. With its compact low stance, the mower provides the operator with excellent visibility for mowing in small spaces or highly landscaped areas. In addition, the footprint of the Evolution is smaller than other commercial walk-behinds of similar deck size. For landscapers who mow large areas, the Evolution is much easier to haul on a trailer because of its size and maneuverability. Landscapers can fit more of these machines on their trailers or pull a lighter load.

Powered by 19- and 27-horsepower Kawasaki KAI engines, these mowers have individual Hydro-Gear pumps and wheel motors for improved performance and less downtime. Available in 36- and 48-inch cutting widths, a hand-operated deck lift provides the operator with variable cutting heights from 11/2 to 41/2 inches. The controls are easy to use and located at the operator’s fingertips, and an integrated patent-pending suspended operator platform delivers extra comfort for all-day mowing.

These efficiencies, coupled with a patent-pending operator forward design ideally positioned for getting on and off the mower quickly, put the Evolution at the landscaping forefront. Visit for more information.

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