AUSTRALIA, September 2020: The new Ferris® SRS™-Z1 Soft Ride Stand-On has been designed from the ground up for the professional landscaper. Its compact footprint and rear discharge 36” mower deck allow the operator to work in tight spaces, without the worries of thrown objects associated with the usual side discharge design. This efficient package also provides the opportunity for full turn-around on trailers and requires minimal storage space, making the SRS-Z1 ideal for transporting between jobs.

The SRS-Z1 is fitted with a Kawasaki® FX600 Engine, including a cyclonic air cleaner. Dual commercial Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® transaxles offer the durability and performance landscapers demand. The 23” rear drive tyres and flat free front castors provide a solid base and enhanced productivity.

In addition to its compact size and rugged commercial features, the SRS-Z1 uses innovation to make the landscaper’s job easier. “This new Soft Ride Stand-On incorporates a host of features, including an adjustable operator platform, that optimises operator comfort and increases productivity, even when mowing over tough terrain,” says Bill Shea, vice president of commercial sales. 

The adjustable operator platform, featuring suspension technology, optimises operator comfort by providing a smoother ride over rugged ground. The easy locking 3-position speed control setting is conveniently located and requires no tools to match your speed to your operating conditions. Integrated forward and reverse levers feature stabiliser bars.

Designed to allow for quick operator exit and re-entry, the PTO will automatically disengage when the operator leaves the platform. To restart the blades and continue mowing, the operator needs to simply step back onto the platform and reengage the PTO switch.

The SRS-Z1 has an RRP of $13,999. For more information, visit

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