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Otis737
12-21-2010, 10:53 PM
I'm debating between between a Mini Fastrak Kohler 42 and the Sport Honda 48. The Sport with the Honda is new in the crate. The Mini Fastrak has been on the lot and is weathered. I'm only mowing .5 acre that is flat. I can buy the Mini Fastrak $400 less. So do I go with the better engine or beefier frame? Any comments on the Kohler engine?

mowerconsultant
12-22-2010, 03:36 PM
From what your telling us here I would lean towards the new Sport.

Otis737
12-22-2010, 06:31 PM
I may have misled you...the Mini Fastrak is a new unit but has just been sitting outside. I'm guessing I may be able to do better on the price due to its lack of luster. The Honda speaks for its self. Has there been many issues with Kohler Courage? Thanks

mowerconsultant
01-04-2011, 02:31 PM
True the Honda speaks for itself, its a commercial v-twin over head cam engine.
The Kohler is a single cylinder residential grade engine.
I would lean towards the Sport with the Honda.

Pj

Otis737
01-04-2011, 07:11 PM
That's what I was thinking...thanks for the input.

karman
01-06-2011, 11:07 AM
I recently purchased the Sport 48 w/ Honda (thanks to PJ and others on this forum for their help). Another reason to pick the 48" vs. a 42" is that on the right side, the deck extends out a few inches past the rear tire. This is great for 2 reasons: (1) easier to trim around landscaping w/o running your rear wheel into something; (2) you don't have to mow on the same exact line as your previous path -- i.e. your rear tire won't drive over the same strip twice when you go up & back.

I love my Sport 48". My only complaint is that it's made me wish my yard was a bit bigger. I'm sure the fun will wear off eventually, but for now I'm very tempted to "help" my neighbor. Good luck w/ your decision.

-K

Otis737
01-16-2011, 08:45 AM
I pulled the trigger on the Sport 48 w/Honda the engine. Do the blades normally come with the mulch kit or are they ordered separately?

mowerconsultant
01-20-2011, 08:40 AM
I pulled the trigger on the Sport 48 w/Honda the engine. Do the blades normally come with the mulch kit or are they ordered separately?

It depends on what part # your dealer is ordering.

Kit, Mulch 48" (blades included) Hustler part # 112953 MSRP $159.00

Kit, 48" Mulch, Sport Hustler part # 111164 MSRP $139
Order (3) 796623 blades

Pj