Ferris®  Introduces The IS®  600Z Series Zero-Turn Mowers

Milwaukee, WI (September 24, 2012) — A compact new zero-turn mower from Ferris®, the IS® 600Z, is a superior value. Featuring patent pending suspension technology, this mower is bar none the best value in its class!

Powered with your choice of a 27 gross hp* Briggs & Stratton Professional Series™ or 18.5 gross hp** Kawasaki FS600V engine, the IS® 600Z utilizes Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® transaxles for improved performance and less downtime. Available in 44” and 48” cutting widths, a foot-operated deck lift provides the operator with variable cutting heights from 1.5” to 4.5”. The IS® 600Z (48”) is equipped with our innovative iCD™ Cutting System with stripe kit. The mowing deck on IS® 600Z (44”) is made from 10-gauge steel, featuring over-lap welded corners, double thick top and double reinforced side skirts.

There are several accessories available for the IS® 600Z to make you even more productive: FAST-Vac® or TURBO-Pro™ Double Bagger Collection System, Hitch Kit, Mulch Kit, Arm-Rests, Flat-Free Caster Tires, and the IS® 600Z is pre-wired for an optional Light Kit.

Other features of the IS® 600Z include:

  • Up to 10 mph (48”) / 8 mph (44”) ground speed
  • 5.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Aluminum greaseable spindles
  • Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) with retractable seat belt
  • NEW 2+2 Limited Commercial Warranty

“We’ve packed the IS® 600Z full of features at a price you would find hard to match,” says Bill Shea, Vice President of Commercial Sales for the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group. “This new series includes and the features and performance you would expect from Ferris, at a very attractive price.”


*All power levels are stated gross horsepower per SAEJ1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

**All power levels are stated gross horsepower per SAE J2723 as rated by Kawasaki.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.