Brand U: Finding Ferris

December 23, 2019 -  By
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At Briggs & Stratton’s facility in Sherrill, N.Y., Richey Plemons saw firsthand how Ferris machines are built. He credits the opportunity to the nearly 7,000 followers of his YouTube channel. (Photo: Richey Plemons)

At Briggs & Stratton’s facility in Sherrill, N.Y., Richey Plemons saw firsthand how Ferris machines are built. He credits the opportunity to the nearly 7,000 followers of his YouTube channel. (Photo: Richey Plemons)

Richey Plemons appreciates equipment that can withstand just about anything. That’s why his company, Plemons Lawn & Landscape in Chatsworth, Ga., uses Ferris.

“I’m always willing to push the equipment to its limits,” he says. “We now use a stand-on unit for hills that we wouldn’t normally put a machine on other than a walk-behind.”

Having a stand-on unit gives Plemons and his three-man crew better stability on steep slopes, and crew members aren’t as fatigued from using it by the end of the day.

“You get a better view standing, as well,” Plemons says. “You can see better out in front of you and can get under low-hanging branches easier.”

Now that the firm uses a stand-on mower for hills, Plemons says it’s easier to complete a job with one piece of equipment. “The mowers have made us faster at our jobs without sacrificing quality,” he says.

Within the past year, Plemons Lawn & Landscape has started performing more commercial services as opposed to residential. “We decided we needed to find the right mower that would be versatile enough to work for both markets,” he says.

Plemons now has three mowers, all from Ferris: a Z3X stand-on, an ISX 3300 zero-turn and a FW15 walk-behind. Plemons also has the FB2000 and FB3000 Hurricane stand-on blowers from Ferris. A leaf cleanup that used to take four crew members now only takes two.

The stability of Ferris stand-on mowers allows Richey Plemons and his crew to better handle mowing steep slopes. (Photo: Richey Plemons)

The stability of Ferris stand-on mowers allows Richey Plemons and his crew to better handle mowing steep slopes. (Photo: Richey Plemons)

“We finish the job quicker and with less manpower,” he says.

Plemons gets all of his Ferris equipment serviced at nearby Master Mowers in Marietta, Ga. Dealer support and cut quality have kept Plemons loyal to the Ferris brand, he says. Since the Ferris mowers use the Vanguard Oil Guard System, Plemons says his company also saves on downtime for maintenance.

“We do our routine greasing of the fittings and the air filter, but when you only have to change the oil every 500 hours, that’s awesome,” he says.

Plemons says the Oil Guard System also saves on oil costs and storage since his company doesn’t need to purchase as much oil or keep it stocked.

“The Ferris mowers cut exceptionally well,” Plemons says. “It’s the best quality machine for the price. You’re not going to beat it anywhere.”

Danielle Pesta

About the Author:

Danielle Pesta is the associate editor of Landscape Management. She started writing for the green industry in 2014 and has won multiple awards from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA). She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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