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Donald R. English
01-10-2002, 04:15 PM
Just bought a new Z a week ago. This is one bad a-- machine!!
My mowing time is almost cut in half! Constuction is just heavy-duty.
I'm happier than a gopher in soft dirt. Dislikes include half thottle
blade engagement,small air filter and no separate choke.Other than that you can't beat the quality.
Thanks for your comments. For your information there is a seperate choke kit available if you would like to make that change. There will also be a remote filter available some time in the April - May time frame. Thanks again for buying Hustler and for your feed back.
01-12-2002, 09:51 PM
Yep, you did great! I purchased a Super Z in October and I love it. The one I have has the remote choke it work nice. If you have any question email me. I can't wait for the grass season. This is one bad machine.... Owen Bryant
03-04-2002, 09:32 AM
I drove a Z the other day an am convinced that it is the mower for me. It just felt solid and fast and I didn't feel like i would come off of the seat. This is a great design. Can any you tell me how deep the deck is? This is on a 52" hustler Z. and is the mulch kit just a baffle or does it keep all grass in seperate baffles? Thanks and have a good one, BIll
03-04-2002, 04:58 PM
The Hustler Z and Super Z decks are 5" deep.
The mulch kits are baffles that isolate each blade and includes "kickers" to deflect the grass back into the blades to be cut and recut.
03-04-2002, 09:36 PM
Both of those things are exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks so much for being quick with the reesponse. Can you by any chance tell me if there are any more dealer or prospective dealers in my area? The only dealer that i know of isn't conveniently located so that is the only thing keeping me from buying a Z. Dealer support is vital when you are such a small company. Thanks again and have a good one, Bill.
By the way i am in Little Rock Arkansas:D
03-07-2002, 09:17 AM
The most up-to-the-minute dealer listing is on our web site. It is updated almost immediately after a new dealer comes on board. We are signing up dealers at a blistering pace, so check back often. We do realize how important a good dealer is. Good luck.
04-03-2002, 07:28 PM
I just bought a 60" Super Z today and mowed for the first time. just as I was finishing my last lawn it stared pouring rain. I thought, I would still be several stripes away from completion and soaked, great machine.
One of the main reasons (besides quality) is the interaction and follow up by Hustler. I have meet Paul in person and PJ twice, great guys and great company.
I have a question (if you have posted it already and have a link just let me know), what is the purpose of a remote choke? I may have to look onto the mulch kit.
04-03-2002, 11:04 PM
Is your choke in the throttle or is it separate??
If it is separate, your all set.
If not, you can have Chad update it to have a separate choke.
We have recently been changing this.
Let me know.
04-04-2002, 08:36 PM
Mine is separate, i'm updated. :D
04-04-2002, 11:20 PM
From the first day I used my Hustler WB I knew it was the best machine going. However, by the end of the week I also realized, someone forgot something. Where was the adjustable top end limit which every other manufacture has on their machine? Sure you can adapt to carefully not rolling on too much throttle, but why bother? And, why is it on all other machines. We all know the Hustler can “one hand” it through a bunch of rose bushes, but if you jerk your hand, the machine is now going 5 mph and off to God knows where.
I know the other 2 friends of mine who bought Hustlers had a Devil of a time making sure they didn’t accidentally add too much throttle and end up running after a machine doing 5 mph, when we walk at 3 mph. After watching me mow, and remembering how smooth and easy my machine was, which is why they bought a Hustler in the first place, they finally asked, “How come your machine is so smooth??”
It was then I let them in on my secret. I added an adjustable top end limiter. It works using the “same spring system” which is already on the machine; therefore, it will take daily use without breaking. Very simply, I employed the exact same principle Hustler uses to stop the machine at zero ground speed, and modified it to limit the top end the same way.
In operation, two thumb nuts hold a plate which limits the throttle springs just as Hustler does to “detent” zero ground speed. To change the top end limit, all that is required is loosening the two thumb nuts and moving the adjustable plate. The great part of this upgrade, is, just like adding more speed during going backwards, even though the top speed has been set, “if” you need more speed to go up a hill, or quickly go move to another lawn, “overriding” the spring tension is all that is needed. Then, when you want to go back to normal walking speed, just relax your grip, and you’re right back walking the lawn at 3 mph or whatever you’ve set the top speed to.
With the ability to roll on the throttle, knowing the machine won’t accidentally jump to 5 mph, but always stop at 3 mph, mowing can fun again, and anyone with absolutely no experience can instantly become a safe and productive operator. I know my dealer has mentioned more than once that guy’s would try the Hustler, but would walk away from it, not saying “why”, but just that didn’t feel comfortable using the H bar steering. I know my wife, mowing partners, Dad and brother, “all” shied away from the Hustler, until I made the upgrade to a top end limiter. Now, at 88, my Dad actually feels comfortable using the Hustler.
I’ve supplied pictures of the upgrade, and can be emailed if you guy’s have any questions. This part now makes the Hustler WB “Perfect”, which until now was only “the best”!!! Sorry about the pic, but the file size allowed, gave a bad pic. I have great pics if you want to email me. Thanks,
For Pete's Sake
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