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GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 04:38 PM
Looked at everything available around here and have narrowed my choices down to the Bad Boy AOS compact diesel and the Hustler Z Diesel......help me decide which one?

These are the differences that I have noticed.

The Bad Boy has more torque and horsepower (Cat 28hp 70 ft/lbs verses Shibaura 25hp and 49 ft/lbs).

Hustler has bigger pumps (21cc Hydrogear PW verses 16cc Hydrogear) and better (?) wheel motors (Hydrogear PRM series verses Hydrogear 18 ci high torque)?

Bad Boy has electric deck lift, Hustler has manual foot operated lift (anybody had problems with the bad boy lift?).

Hustler is smoother driving.

Bad Boy has thicker deck.

Hustler seat sits lower.

Bad Boy has EZ ride system standard, Hustler flex forks are a $200 option.

Hustler has a better warranty (4 year non commercial use).

Same dealer has both brands at the same price.........

Which one would you buy and why??

Did I miss anything??

Thanks

rm25x
05-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Man that Cat pretty much would be the deal breaker for me I think.

GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Man that Cat pretty much would be the deal breaker for me I think.

Mind telling me why??

B Gillespie
05-30-2010, 05:14 PM
More power and standard suspension would very hard to turn down. However, what is $200 when you're dropping 10 g's on a mower?
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GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:20 PM
Yep, the $200 isn't much.....just a difference.....and I think the flex forks give better ride than the EZ ride.

One more advantage for the Bad Boy is MUCH easier access to work on due to swing away design.

rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:22 PM
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rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:26 PM
Why would a 4 yr non commercial use warranty be a selling point on a full commercial mower
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GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:27 PM
Because I'm not going to use it for profit.

rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Because I'm not going to use it for profit.
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rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:37 PM
Not to be nosy but what u gonna do with either of those beasts
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nepatsfan
05-30-2010, 05:40 PM
a scag turf tiger

GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:43 PM
Mow my own stuff and possibly the property of the church I attend.

I asked on this forum because you commercial guys know what works and lasts.

GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:46 PM
a scag turf tiger

Don't remember asking about the Skag.....but, since you mentioned it......I
looked at one......Same cat diesel engine, same wheel motors and pumps as the BB........but $6k more money......no thanks!

rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:48 PM
Don't remember asking about the Skag.....but, since you mentioned it......I
looked at one......Same cat diesel engine, same wheel motors and pumps as the BB........but $6k more money......no thanks!
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kyboy89
05-30-2010, 05:51 PM
the guy I bought my bad boy off of, bought a hustler with the cat on it..he hates it had it in the shop several times already.

rtharris
05-30-2010, 05:54 PM
If i offended u im sry its just a rare occasion we see someone buy that much mower for personal use i have a residential bad boy there good mowers
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GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:57 PM
Visited with a maintenance man from a local children's home and they had a Hustler with the Cat diesel.......The Cat in the Hustler was a different 3 cylinder cat diesel than the one on the Bad Boy and it vibrated so bad that it broke mounts, exhaust and other stuff......he said it was constantly in the shop.......He said Hustler took it back and they got a Diesel Z with the Shibaura and haven't had any problems in about 240 hours of use. They just bought a second one.

GonHuntin
05-30-2010, 05:59 PM
If i offended u im sry its just a rare occasion we see someone buy that much mower for personal use i have a residential bad boy there good mowers
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No offense at all.......I usually buy heavier equipment than I really need.....it seems to last longer and I generally keep my equipment a long time.

rtharris
05-30-2010, 06:03 PM
No offense at all.......I usually buy heavier equipment than I really need.....it seems to last longer and I generally keep my equipment a long time.
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rtharris
05-30-2010, 06:07 PM
Good luck with ur choice orange is a better color than yellow if that matters to ya LOL
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GonHuntin
05-31-2010, 03:10 PM
Bump to top

GonHuntin
06-01-2010, 05:38 PM
Anybody else?