I bought a new Z1 last year it was the first new mower that I have bought.
I will stick with Ferris for a long time if not life. I have put 420 hours and mine and no issues, just routine maintenance.
Great mower and the stripe is AMAZING!!
A stand in is the way to go very easy to step off and pickup a trash or a stick.
I would highly recommend this mower for small your small residential homes or tight places on the job.