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smitty1258
06-14-2010, 09:19 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=3604096&posted=1

I was curious from hustler owners what type of stripes they were getting from there mower, as well as the "kit" being used.

As you can read from the first post, Im up in the air between a simplicity and a hustler.

THANKS!

mowerconsultant
06-14-2010, 05:29 PM
From reading your other post, I agree with whats said in it, I would go demo the Hustler FasTrak, they stripe excellent stock with out a stripe kit, you can also get a stripe kit if you want them even more highly defined.

Pj

smitty1258
06-14-2010, 06:44 PM
I went to the hustler dealer today. Unfortunately the fasttrack at $5600 is more than I want to spend.

I really want to stay under $4,000. They have a sport in stock, but its only 42" deck and Im pretty sure I want the 48" deck, but he said those were in high demand and hard to come by at the moment.

He also said I could remove the rear plastic wheels on the sport and run a bar with 2 nuts on the end and hang chain off the bar for a striper and it should work good.

thoughts?

smitty1258
06-14-2010, 11:12 PM
also what makes the difference in striping without kits between the Sport and the fasttrack?

mowerconsultant
06-15-2010, 11:32 PM
We can find you a 48" Sport, they are in high demand, I am sure we can get you one though.
You could make that kit he mentioned for the Sport.
Both the Sport and the FasTrak stripe well without kits.

Pj

smitty1258
06-29-2010, 12:08 AM
got my sport, heres the striping!

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=321739

mowerconsultant
06-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Looking great Smitty!!

jason9696
07-16-2010, 10:45 AM
PJ, when you mention the striping kit, are you talking about the factory striping kit that Hustler puts out?

mowerconsultant
07-19-2010, 09:12 AM
PJ, when you mention the striping kit, are you talking about the factory striping kit that Hustler puts out?

Yes,
We do offer a striping kit for the FasTrak and FasTrak Super Duty.
It bolts to the rear of the mower.
Here is a pic.

http://www.hustlerturf.com/images/attachments/large/FTstripe_roller.jpg

mdale
07-27-2010, 12:17 AM
What do I need to check if my stock 54" fastrak sd doesn't stripe?

mowerconsultant
07-28-2010, 03:41 PM
What do I need to check if my stock 54" fastrak sd doesn't stripe?

Not all mowers stripe, as well as not all grass types stripe.
It varies.
What type of grass are you mowing? where are you located?

mdale
07-28-2010, 05:28 PM
I'm in Indiana, and mowing kbg/fescue

mowerconsultant
07-29-2010, 11:31 AM
I'm in Indiana, and mowing kbg/fescue

Ok.
It depends on the condition of the grass, but you should be able to get some striping going on.
Double check your deck pitch and level and deck belt tension.

Pj

mdale
07-29-2010, 10:31 PM
I'll check those items out. I think that I defiantly need to check the pitch and level, I'm getting stragglers and can see a line in the yard every deck width,and unlevel cut on turns. I only have 5hrs on my sd but so far am disappointed in the cut quality,stripping, and look of the yard after mowing compared to my JD 345. I'm hoping that a the fastrak can have a better or equal cut compare to a residential jd 345. Also will gator blades or the mulch kit be better for reducing the amount of clippings in tall grass?

mowerconsultant
07-30-2010, 05:24 PM
I'll check those items out. I think that I defiantly need to check the pitch and level, I'm getting stragglers and can see a line in the yard every deck width,and unlevel cut on turns. I only have 5hrs on my sd but so far am disappointed in the cut quality,stripping, and look of the yard after mowing compared to my JD 345. I'm hoping that a the fastrak can have a better or equal cut compare to a residential jd 345. Also will gator blades or the mulch kit be better for reducing the amount of clippings in tall grass?

Once your deck is correct you should be fine on all the items listed above.
Gator blades could help, I would run Fusions though.

Pj

mpking
05-16-2011, 08:40 AM
Yes,
We do offer a striping kit for the FasTrak and FasTrak Super Duty.
It bolts to the rear of the mower.
Here is a pic.

http://www.hustlerturf.com/images/attachments/large/FTstripe_roller.jpg

I'm thinking about getting a new Fastrak this week and was considering a striping kit. What is the price on one of these for a 54" fastrak?

mowerconsultant
05-16-2011, 05:25 PM
I'm thinking about getting a new Fastrak this week and was considering a striping kit. What is the price on one of these for a 54" fastrak?

Kit, Stripe 48" / 54" / 60" Part # 109941 MSRP $499.00