Ferris®  Introduces The IS®  700Z Series Zero-Turn Mowers



Milwaukee, WI, (September 24, 2012) — A new zero-turn mower from Ferris®, the IS® 700Z, offers up to five feet of cutting power at an amazing value. Featuring patent pending suspension technology, this mower is full of features to increase your productivity.

Powerful engine choices include: 28 gross hp* Vanguard™ BIG BLOCK™, 28 gross hp* Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Series™, 23.5 gross hp** Kawasaki FS730V engine, or 23 gross hp** Kawasaki® FS691V engine. The IS® 700Z utilizes Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® transaxles for improved performance and less downtime. Available in 52” and 61” cutting widths, a foot-operated deck lift provides the operator with variable cutting heights from 1.5” to 5”. The IS®  700Z is equipped with our innovative iCD™ Cutting System with stripe kit.

There are several accessories available for the IS® 700Z to make you even more productive: FAST-Vac® Triple Bagger Collection System, TURBO-Pro™ Double or Triple Bagger Collection System, Hitch Kit, Mulch Kit, Premium Adjustable Seat, Flat-Free Caster Tires, and the IS® 700Z is pre-wired for an optional Light Kit.

Other features of the IS® 700Z include:

  • Up to 10 mph ground speed 
  • 5.5 gallon fuel tank 
  • Aluminum greaseable spindles 
  • Removable floor pan
  • 180-Degree Folding Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) with retractable seat belt 
  • NEW 2+2 Limited Commercial Warranty

“The IS® 700Z will be our best value in the 2013 line-up,” says Bill Shea, Vice President of Commercial Sales for the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group. “This new series is packed with innovative features that will deliver increased productivity and a precision quality-of-cut.”

*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.