FW15: The new 32″ hydrostatic walk behind from Ferris

The all-new FW15 variable hydrostatic walk-behind provides a narrow footprint for trimming around trees and planter beds. Manoeuvrable and easy to operate, this mower will become a firm favourite with landscapers across the country.

With a smooth and user friendly operation, the new FW15 can be operated comfortably with one hand, with adjustable speed control and handlebars with 4-position set up for complete operator comfort.

The compact 32″ reinforced steel deck comes with dual timed cutting blades and spring assisted height of cut adjustment lever for quick and simple height change.

FW15 Features

One Hand Operation

Comfortable, single-handed operation with adjustable speed control. Handlebars are easily adjustable with four positions for increased operator comfort.

Easy Cut Height Adjustment

Spring assisted, single adjustment point lever for easy height of cut adjustment.

Mulch Deck

Mulch cutting deck with 2 Marbain steel blades of 5mm thickness.

Commercial-grade Steel Timed Deck

32″ compact fully-commercial, fabricated, reinforced, steel deck with dual timed cutting blades.

Caster Wheel Model

The 10.5″ front ‘tweel-style’ swivel wheels are fitted in caster wheel configuration with latch for locking into fixed position when required.

Variable Hydrostatic Drive

In forward and reverse, the FW15 provides smooth traction for sloping terrain and precise trimming.

FW 15 Specification


Make Honda- Petrol
Model GXV390 – Stage 5
Horsepower 10.2 HP
Cylinders / Displacement 389 cc
Cooling Air cooled
PTO Electric PTO clutch
Starting Electric
Fuel Capacity 2.1 Litres
Cutting width (cm/inch) 81 cm / 32” Mulch deck
Deck Configuration Mulching deck. 2 Marbain steel cutting blades, 5mm thickness
Cutting Height (cm) 3.8 – 12.7 cm
Deck Construction 2.7 mm fabricated construction, timed steel.
Mower Spindles Cast aluminium 19.05 mm. Greasable, 5204-2RS double row bearings
Deck lift system Single point spring assisted
Suspension & Drive Train
Suspension n.a.
Transmission Hydrostatic Hydro Gear RT-310
Drive Tyres (inch) 13×5.00-6
Caster Tyres (inch) Latched (lockable) ‘Tweel-style’ swivel wheels, 10.5×3.00
Noise and Vibration
HAV < 2.5
Sound dB(A) TBC
Ground Speed
Speed-fwd. (km/h) 0 – 6.4 km/h
Speed-rev. (km/h) 0 – 3.2 km/h
Overall length (cm) 189
Overall width (cm) 83
Dry weight (Kgs) 122
Operator Control & Comfort Systems
Roll-Over Protection Structure n.a.
Controls Adjustable handlebar (4 height position), single hand operation
Parking Brake / Safety Circuit Integrated transaxle brake
Engine 2-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Transmission 2-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Balance of machine 2-Year Limited Warranty commercial use. Unlimited hours, front to rear, parts and labour. Belts, Tyres, Brake Pads, Battery, Blades: 90 days


This mower is exactly what you would expect. The mower has the right engine to power two blades fast enough to cut perfect with a 32″ deck.

This mower is heavy, duh! Ok so its not the same as manoeuvring a 21″ small mower. Its heavy you will notice a difference but its way better.

This is a very durable machine too. I haven’t had it long but haven’t had anything major happen. As with anything I am sure things will break, the only way to stop that though is not to use it. So in short this is a great mower and I believe worth every penny charged for it.

The 21″ mower still has its place on my trailer cause this mower doesn’t have a bagger or mulch kit as of yet and I know we are all waiting patiently for that, but great job Ferris on the design and forethought with this machine.

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Value of Product
Cut Quality

“Very nimble mower, fun to use, powerful, easy to turn and can be driven with one hand.

Very impressed with the quality. Love the Honda engine and the hydro pump with the open differential.

Good job Ferris!”

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Cut Quality

Bought this about a month and a half ago to replace a Toro 30″. I have used it on fine grass and thick over grown grass and the cut quality is great, exactly what I expected from my other Ferris mowers.

It does take some time getting used to, definitely have to think about it as a hybrid between a push and walk behind. once you stop trying to muscle it, it moves almost effortlessly.

Only drawbacks, fine tuning the forward/reverse speed with the bar took some time, and wish the bar for blade engagement was either thicker or flat…being thin and round makes a pressure point that gets uncomfortable on larger properties.

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Cut Quality
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