The Best Zero Turn Mower For Professional Landscaper’s On A Budget

If you are looking for the best value in compact zero-turn mower, look no further than the Ferris IS® 600Z. Featuring our patented suspension technology, heavy-duty Hydro-Gear® Drive System and speeds up to 10 mph, this mower will give you all you’re looking for and more. The IS® 600Z is capable of tackling tight places, providing maximum maneuverability and productivity.

For engines, choose between a Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Series engine, or the Kawasaki® FS600V engine. You can pair either great choice with a 44” or 48” mower deck.

The IS® 600Z Features:

  • iCD™ Cutting System (available on the 48″ model) delivers maximum cutting performance and enhanced discharge through the generous deck opening.
  • NEW! Comfortable thicker 1” tubular steering control levers.
  • Fabricated 10-gauge steel with double top deck, overlap welded corners and double reinforced side skirts, steel reinforced leading edge on 44” model.
  • Dual, commercial Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® Transaxles feature 7” cooling fans that assist with repelling debris.
  • Patented suspension system consists of rear coil-over-chocks and pivoting front axle with coil-over-shocks.
  • Ergonomic control panel features cup holder and fuel gauge for operator convenience
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Engine Brand Kawasaki® FS600V Kawasaki® FS600V Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Series Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Series
Engine Power Rating * 18.5 gross hp 18.5 gross hp 25 gross hp 25 gross hp
Displacement (cc) 603 603 724 724
PTO Electric Electric Electric Electric
Cylinders 2 2 2 2
Starter Electric Electric Electric Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Cutting Width (in) 44 48 44 48
Cutting Height (in) 1.5 – 4.5 1.5 – 4.5 1.5 – 4.5 1.5 – 5
Spindles Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Deck Construction Fabricated 10-gauge iCD™ Cutting System with professional lawn striper Fabricated 10-gauge iCD™ Cutting System with professional lawn striper
Suspension Adjustable rear coil-over-shocks with pivoting front axle with shocks Adjustable rear coil-over-shocks with pivoting front axle with shocks Adjustable rear coil-over-shocks with pivoting front axle with shocks Adjustable rear coil-over-shocks with pivoting front axle with shocks
Transmission Dual, commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-3400® Transaxles with 7″ cooling fans Dual, commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-3400® Transaxles with 7″ cooling fans Dual, commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-3400® Transaxles with 7″ cooling fans Dual, commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-3400® Transaxles with 7″ cooling fans
Drive Axles (in) 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125
Caster Tires (in) 11 x 4-5 11 x 4-5 11 x 4-5 11 x 4-5
Drive Tires (in) 20 x 8-10 22 x 11-10 20 x 8-10 22 x 11-10
Ground Speed-Fwd (mph) 0-8 0-10 0-8 0-10
Ground Speed-Rev (mph) 0-4 0-5 0-4 0-5
Overall Length (in) 80 80 80 80
Overall Width (in) Deflector Down/Deflector Up 59 / 47 63 / 51 59 / 47 63 / 51
Dry Weight (lbs) 922 954 922 954
Seat Package Contour seat Contour seat Contour seat Contour seat
Instrumentation Fuel gauge, hour meter Fuel gauge, hour meter Fuel gauge, hour meter Fuel gauge, hour meter
Certified Roll-over Protection System Standard, rigid Standard, rigid Standard, rigid Standard, rigid
Controls / Safety Group Seat activated engine kill, clutch safety switch, neutral and parking brake safety circuit/adjustable twin steering controls Seat activated engine kill, clutch safety switch, neutral and parking brake safety circuit/adjustable twin steering controls Seat activated engine kill, clutch safety switch, neutral and parking brake safety circuit/adjustable twin steering controls Seat activated engine kill, clutch safety switch, neutral and parking brake safety circuit/adjustable twin steering controls
Parking Brake / Safety Circuit Internal transaxles Internal transaxles Internal transaxles Internal transaxles
Warranty (Engine) † 3-Year limited manufacturer’s warranty 3-Year limited manufacturer’s warranty 3-Year limited manufacturer’s warranty 3-Year limited manufacturer’s warranty
Warranty (Balance of Machine) † 4-Year limited warranty (48 months) or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. Unlimited hours during the first 2 years (24 months). Coil-over-shocks and all suspension related components are covered for 4 years (48 months) unlimited hours. Belts, tires, brake pads, battery, blades: 90 days. 4-Year limited warranty (48 months) or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. Unlimited hours during the first 2 years (24 months). Coil-over-shocks and all suspension related components are covered for 4 years (48 months) unlimited hours. Belts, tires, brake pads, battery, blades: 90 days. 4-Year limited warranty (48 months) or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. Unlimited hours during the first 2 years (24 months). Coil-over-shocks and all suspension related components are covered for 4 years (48 months) unlimited hours. Belts, tires, brake pads, battery, blades: 90 days. 4-Year limited warranty (48 months) or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. Unlimited hours during the first 2 years (24 months). Coil-over-shocks and all suspension related components are covered for 4 years (48 months) unlimited hours. Belts, tires, brake pads, battery, blades: 90 days.

* All power levels are stated gross horsepower per SAE J2723 as rated by Kawasaki.
† See operator’s manual or dealer for complete warranty details. Refer to engine operator’s manual for engine warranty.

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