400S – The compact ride-on

Winner of Certificate of Commendation – Royal Cornwall Show Machinery Awards 2019

 

The Ferris 400S is one of the newest members of the Ferris zero turn line up.

Featuring our patented suspension technology, heavy-duty Hydro-Gear® drive system, an engine purpose built for a zero-turn application and mowing speeds up to 13 km/h.

This mower is full of features to provide maximum productivity including the brand new, patent pending TR3PLE deck, featuring three discharge configurations as well as a 50/50 mulching and rear discharge combi configuration.

The 400S is perfect for the light commercial market, capable of tackling tight places, providing maximum manoeuvrability and productivity.

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400S Features

Tr3ple Deck
Multifunctional patent-pending deck with four discharge configurations including Side Discharge, Rear Discharge, Mulching and Mulching/Rear Discharge combi configuration, giving you the perfect cut for every situation.

Suspension System
Suspension system with independent rear coil-over-shocks (shown) and pivoting front axle with front ride dampening shocks.

Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100
Fully serviceable dual commercial Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100 transaxles are designed for high performance and durability.

Aluminium Spindles
Features top greaseable aluminium spindles for longer usable life.

Commercial Turf Series™
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series™ petrol engine features a full pressure lubrication system, heavy duty starting system & MCR and Cooling Fins inspection panels.

Steering System
A patented suspension and steering system combined to provide a comfortable ride with exceptionally smooth steering performance.

Side Control Panel
Separate parking brake lever operated from side panel for additional control.

Specification

400SB2348CE

 Engine
Make Briggs & Stratton – Petrol
Model Commercial SeriesTM
Horsepower 23 HP
Cylinders / Displacement 2 Cylinders V-Twin / 724 cc
Cooling Air cooled
PTO Electric PTO clutch
Starting Electric
Fuel Capacity 21 Litres
Mower
Cutting width (cm/inch) 122 cm / 48”
Deck Configuration “TR3PLE” Side discharge, rear discharge, mulch, mulch/rear combi
Cutting Height (cm) 38 – 114 mm
Deck Construction 3,6 mm fabricated construction, double top deck, double reinforced side skirts, overlap welded corners
Mower Spindles Cast aluminium 135mm; 20mm shaft
Deck lift system Foot pedal, spring assisted
Suspension & Drive Train
Suspension Rear wheel suspension, pivoting front axle with front ride dampening shocks
Transmission Independent Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100™ transaxles
Drive Axles 25,4 mm Tapered with 4-bolt wheel hubs
Drive Tyres (inch) 20 x 10.00 – 10 Kenda Commercial Turf tyres
Caster Tyres (inch) 11 x 4.00 – 5 Kenda smooth pneumatic tyres
Ground Speed
Speed-fwd. (km/h) 0 – 12,8 km/h
Speed-rev. (km/h) 0 – 6,4 km/h
Dimensions
Overall length (cm) 178
Overall width (cm) 149/135 (chute up/down)
Dry weight (Kgs) 342 (*estimated)
Operator Control & Comfort Systems
Roll-Over Protection Structure N/A
Instrumentation Fuel level gauge, hour meter
Controls Forward and reverse control levers, adjustable in height and length, seat activated engine kill, clutch safety switch
Parking Brake / Safety Circuit Integrated transaxle brake, neutral and parking brake safety circuit
Warranty
Engine 2-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Transmission 2-Year Manufacturer’s Limited 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

Accessories

  • Service Jack Stand
  • High Lift Blades
  • Trailer Hitch Kit

Reviews

I have scoliosis in my lower back and it can sometimes be painful to ride the mower around on my bumpy lawn.
I’ve been researching zero-turns for a while and reading every review I can find. I’ve been eyeballing the 400S at a local dealership lately and this morning I stopped to ask some questions regarding suspension and comfort.
The owner hopped on his 400S demo model and said “follow me”. He drove it around to the back of his shop, showed me how to use it and said “feel free to mow for a while”. He has a nice sized yard so I took him up on it. I mowed for about 20 minutes and intentionally hit every hole and bump in the yard. I loved it! Obviously I felt some minor discomfort as I have a bad back but nothing at all like I expected.
This thing also cut as fast as I could drive it which makes a huge difference when you’re cutting almost two-acres. I was impressed with the entire experience.
I even took out one of the comparable Toro models with the “My Ride” feature. It wasn’t a demo model so I couldn’t mow with it but he let me drive it all over the yard for the same amount of time. That thing was like riding in a hay wagon by comparison.
I came home to think about it as it is a financial investment that requires some thought. After only four hours I had already made my decision. I went right back to his shop this afternoon and purchased the 400S.

I definitely recommend this model!

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Did a lot of research before purchasing a Z-turn – was looking in the homeowner class, so had not considered a Ferris.
When the 400S came along, it was a far superior choice, yet competitively priced.

Bought in May – could not be happier with my choice so far. Mowing is fun, fast and looks great.

Bonus is I am not beat when finished – very comfortable and ergonomic.

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Bought the 400S 2 months ago.
Test drove a hustler, john deere, husqvarna and a toro. None of them are as comfortable or ride as good as the Ferris. It mows excellent.
My yard has never looked this good.

Right now I am the envy of the neighbourhood.

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Cassie Reid400S