View Full Version : Hustler Sport 48 vs Gravely ZT XL 48

06-11-2010, 08:12 PM
What are your opinions on the following mowers? I'm a homeowner with 1.25 acres. My lawn is St. Augustine and Bermuda.

Hustler Sport 48"- $3,800.00
Honda GXV-530
Hydro-Gear EZT
Rear tires 18"
Deck: 11 ga welded steel
Speed: 6 mph
Warranty: 4 years?

Gravely ZT XL 48"- $3,900.00
Kawasaki 24 HP
Hydro-Gear ZT 2800
Rear tires 20"
Deck: 10-ga welded steel
Speed: 7 mph
Warranty: 2 years

Am I missing something? It seems like the Gravely is a much better deal..Any thoughts or opinions? I was leaning towards the Hustler Sport. I'm not sure now. I have also considered Scag and Exmark entry level models~ $5,200.00. I'm not sure if they are much better equipped that the ones I listed above. Thank you for your time and ideas..

06-11-2010, 09:12 PM

Just my experience. I really wanted the Gravely mower because they had the better hydrostats. I went to 2 different Dealers and both talked me out of the Gravely, both saying the model keeps changing and is still being refined. They both said if I really wanted the ZTR they would order it for me.