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mowerconsultant
09-24-2005, 04:54 PM
Here they are!
Check with your dealer for your best price.
They have started shipping to warehouses and dealers, so they are available now!

Pj
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Lazer_Z
09-24-2005, 05:43 PM
PJ, What's the width of the 36" with the deflector up? Will it pass through a true 36" gate?

Thanks
Rob

bmxican
09-24-2005, 08:52 PM
what's that shifter for between the hydro pumps? :o

bmxican
09-24-2005, 08:59 PM
how many anti-scalp wheels are on the 36" deck? Is this mower better than the Exmark tthp 36er? looks nice, sure would like to try one out.

lawnmaniac883
09-24-2005, 09:08 PM
Looks confusing as heck to me lol.

BSDeality
09-24-2005, 10:23 PM
finally!! someone with a deck adjustment as easy as Gravely's! I'd love to demo one of these, but I don't think there are any dealers around me.

Dirty Water
09-24-2005, 10:40 PM
Wow, that H-bar looks FAR easier than pistol grips or the T-bar.

I like what I see.

The Dude
09-25-2005, 05:25 AM
what's that shifter for between the hydro pumps? :o

I believe it puts the hydros in neutral so you can tow it if you get stuck.

Howie's Lawn Care
09-25-2005, 11:16 AM
So much for leaving "Z" territory. My dealer sold the regular 37" models for $4400.00, or about 15.5% less than retail. He told me the new 36" inch would be $4000.00, so I'm guessing it retails for around$4500.00 - $4600.00. They're still expensive, so what was wrong with the old ones? Were they not heavier duty for a little more cah money?

Triple L
09-25-2005, 11:25 AM
when's the gate star coming out. Tried it at expo last year and that was the coolest mower. I could use that so much. 48" deck flips up and fits through a 33" gate I think.

Dashunde
09-25-2005, 12:12 PM
It looks like a great machine... but beware, the control system does not look like it will allow much man-handling on the hills and ditches.

Mowingman
09-25-2005, 12:17 PM
PJ, What's the width of the 36" with the deflector up? Will it pass through a true 36" gate?

Thanks
Rob
No mower that cuts 36" will fit through a 36" gate. to give a 36" cut, a mower must be 37 - 38" wide. also, most 36" gates are not really 36", at least in this part of the country. They average from 34" - 35" in true width.
Gravely and Toro have the right idea for gate access, and that is a mower with either a 32" or 34" cut width.

Lazer_Z
09-25-2005, 05:17 PM
No mower that cuts 36" will fit through a 36" gate. to give a 36" cut, a mower must be 37 - 38" wide. also, most 36" gates are not really 36", at least in this part of the country. They average from 34" - 35" in true width.
Gravely and Toro have the right idea for gate access, and that is a mower with either a 32" or 34" cut width.
Well I have a 36" eXmark that just barely fits through one gate and passes throughout with only an inch or two total on both sides. I'm looking at all my options for a new Hydro to replace a belt.

I too would like to know what is up with the gate star mower. That would be the perfect fit for me a 48" that can fit through a 30+" gate. This is Ideally what I need because I currently only have 2 property's with gates and another property with limited access and all 3 of those are rather large in size. The other property's I service are all fairly large as well and open & thats where the 48 would shine.

Rob

BSDeality
09-25-2005, 06:28 PM
No mower that cuts 36" will fit through a 36" gate. I can get my 50" gravely through a 48" gate...

South Florida Lawns
09-25-2005, 06:56 PM
Not... No thanks guys I'm sticking with the mowers that work for me. I'm done with wb's, and for hills I would rather use my wright standers.

mowerconsultant
09-27-2005, 04:47 PM
PJ, What's the width of the 36" with the deflector up? Will it pass through a true 36" gate?

Thanks
Rob

35"
Also note, the chute flips up completely out of the way.

mowerconsultant
09-27-2005, 04:50 PM
what's that shifter for between the hydro pumps? :o

It shifts the hydro's from park to drive and also into neutral for pushing the unit if you need to.

Pj

mowerconsultant
09-27-2005, 04:53 PM
how many anti-scalp wheels are on the 36" deck? Is this mower better than the Exmark tthp 36er? looks nice, sure would like to try one out.

There are no anti scalps on the 36" unit.
Demo both mowers to see which unit cuts best for you.
I will let you all in on a little secret..... the hydro TrimStars are the first series of mower to use our new deck design.... we have tested this design for a few seasons and fine tuned it, it cuts great!

Pj

brucec32
09-29-2005, 07:49 PM
The better cutting decks should be a welcome improvement. However, the lack of anti-scalp wheel on the trim side of the 48" makes it a no-go for those cutting Bermuda at low heights down south. Gotta be able to follow those contours on rolling terrain. I'd advise adding one.

I wonder if the bean counters designed this one though.

Lazer_Z
10-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Pj, Can you tell us the ground speed of the machines in foward & reverse.


Thanks

Rob

mowerconsultant
10-04-2005, 08:32 PM
I know the forward speed is 6 mph, I will find out the reverse tomorrow.

Pj

brucec32
10-07-2005, 12:43 AM
I'd like to hear a summary of the differences between the Trimstar and the Hustler Hydros.

It sounds to me like the new cheaper mower has a superior deck design.

The older hydro wb is faster

The newer design has integrated hydros vs seperate pump/motors.

The 35" vs. 37" width is a huge plus in terms of gate access. So can I assume it is really a 35" cutting width?

The new design is shorter looking.

What other differences are there? They seem pretty similar to carry on past a year or so with two seperate models, though.

brucec32
10-07-2005, 12:43 AM
[QUOTE=brucec32]I'd like to hear a summary of the differences between the Trimstar and the Hustler Hydros.

It sounds to me like the new cheaper mower has a superior deck design.

The older hydro wb is faster

The newer design has integrated hydros vs seperate pump/motors.

The 35" vs. 37" width is a huge plus in terms of gate access. So can I assume it is really a 35" cutting width?

The new design is shorter looking.

What other differences are there? They seem pretty similar to carry on past a year or so with two seperate models, though.

Oh....when will they be on dealer lots and available for sale?

John Gamba
10-10-2005, 09:02 AM
PJ

Is that a fuel Gage on the discharge side of the gas tank.

John

MTR
10-10-2005, 11:42 AM
I know the forward speed is 6 mph, I will find out the reverse tomorrow.

Pj


That is slowwww like eXmark walk. Gravely new walk reputedly running 8mph, you know everybody runs sulky of some sort, how many times you see LCO running walk without sulky?

John Gamba
10-10-2005, 12:03 PM
That is slowwww like eXmark walk. Gravely new walk reputedly running 8mph, you know everybody runs sulky of some sort, how many times you see LCO running walk without sulky?


With gravely's speed, can you go from Zero to Eight with out setting something on the controls. I hope i put it correctly.

John

TLS
10-10-2005, 02:31 PM
Looks like a nice Mower.

Don't need anti-scalp wheels on 48"ers anyway. They would only get in the way of trimming up close on that front corner.

Why are they called TRIM star?

Does it TRIM for us?
lol

John Gamba
10-10-2005, 03:41 PM
Looks like a nice Mower.

Don't need anti-scalp wheels on 48"ers anyway. They would only get in the way of trimming up close on that front corner.

Why are they called TRIM star?

Does it TRIM for us?
lol

It has everything you need but a 19 Kaw option and a sulky :cry:

MTR
10-11-2005, 01:50 AM
With gravely's speed, can you go from Zero to Eight with out setting something on the controls. I hope i put it correctly.

John

John, I am shopping for a Z so my TTHP is the last walk as it will be just backup used like once a week soon. As for Gravely walk, it has speed setting like eXmark hydro has, you set at max and work on the grip fast or slow, very simple. Somebody who has new version on Gravely might want to explain more and confirm the speed. I don't really care much for a walk anymore, I only saw the stat and actual real mower but never tried one. Just like newer Stander running 8 mph something. Anything faster than 6 mph is great.

John Gamba
10-11-2005, 06:54 AM
John, I am shopping for a Z so my TTHP is the last walk as it will be just backup used like once a week soon. As for Gravely walk, it has speed setting like eXmark hydro has, you set at max and work on the grip fast or slow, very simple. Somebody who has new version on Gravely might want to explain more and confirm the speed. I don't really care much for a walk anymore, I only saw the stat and actual real mower but never tried one. Just like newer Stander running 8 mph something. Anything faster than 6 mph is great.


Thanks:waving:

KathysLGC
10-11-2005, 09:17 AM
finally!! someone with a deck adjustment as easy as Gravely's! I'd love to demo one of these, but I don't think there are any dealers around me.

Many floating decks on WB's adjust this way.

mowerconsultant
10-11-2005, 05:25 PM
Reverse is 2 mph
Here is a link to a detailed spec sheet.
http://www.hustlerturfequipment.com/pdf/lit_TS_Hydro.pdf

John Gamba
10-11-2005, 05:37 PM
Reverse is 2 mph
Here is a link to a detailed spec sheet.
http://www.hustlerturfequipment.com/pdf/lit_TS_Hydro.pdf


Thank you. Does your controls move up and down? Wheres the pic of the sulky??

John