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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Good afternoon,
I would like to introduce to all of our LawnSite members the NEW 2011 Hustler Super Z.

I will post all the information I have, pricing and pictures also.
Feel free to ask any questions, I will answer them as quickly and to the best of my ability.

Pj

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 02:24 PM
The highlights of the NEW 2011 Hustler Super Z....

The Super Z began production in January 2011.

Kohler Command and Kawasaki FX engines with remote air canisters are offered.

Horsepower ranges from 27hp to 37hp.

Deck sizes will include 60”, 66” and 72”.

Rear Discharge options on the 60” and 72”.

New EPA approved fuel tanks with 12 gallons of fuel.

New INDUSTRIAL DRIVE SYSTEM

Sauer Danfoss Slipper Piston DDC 20 Pump.

Parker TG Series Motors with hot oil shuttle.

3 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Larger Diameter Hydraulic Oil Cooling Fan.

15 mph measured forward speed.

New VX-4 cutting deck with Clean Cut Technology.

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 02:37 PM
The new Industrial Drive System

2 Sauer Danfoss Slipper Piston DDC 20 Pump's

2 Parker TG Series Wheel Motors with hot oil shuttle system.

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Large 3 gallon hydro fluid reservoir

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Very large hydro cooler and large cooling fan

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The large reservoir and the large cooling fan and radiator helps keep the running temperature of the hydro's down 30% from the competition.

Here is a chart comparing our industrial drive system to the "industry standard"

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 02:47 PM
Area's of change / improvement...

Hydro tensioner assembly...
Larger, heavier duty, grease-able, replaceable bushings.
New system uses a "B" series cog type belt.
Adjustable spring tension.


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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Area's of change / improvement...

Exhaust system.
New mounting.
No more "Y" pipe, each exhaust pipe goes directly into the exhaust can.
Heat shield set up.

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 03:01 PM
The new EPA approved / mandated fuel tanks
Closed vent system.
12 gallons total of fuel.
New style gas cap with tether and ratcheting assembly (no over tightening)
Sight gauges standard.

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Control panel with heavy duty throttle control / cable assembly.

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 03:09 PM
The new VX-4 deck is standard on the new 2011 Hustler Super Z, I will post a separate thread detailing that, here are a few pics of the anti scalp wheel set up, a very nice improvement.

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mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 03:24 PM
I am sure there will be more pics and stuff I will post but lets talk about the warranty on the new 2011 Hustler Super Z...

Three Year parts and labor (third year parts only) on the entire unit (engine warranty is per mfg of engine)

OR

Five Year or 500 Hours (whichever comes first).

OR

90 Day Rental.



Industrial Drive System warranty.

Five Years or 3,000 Hours (whichever comes first)***

OR

90 Day Rental

*** Original Purchaser Only. Does not include Fittings, Hydraulic Lines or Seals.



Lifetime warranties*

Mower Frame

Leading Edge of the Deck

*Original Purchaser Only.
*No Lifetime on Rental.

mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 03:33 PM
2011 Hustler Super Z models and prices.

There are 2 seat options.

See below for pics of the seats.

Check with your Hustler dealer for your exact price, these are MSRP, pricing will vary by dealer.


Description Part Number MSRP

Super Z, 31HP Kawasaki FX / 60", Super Deluxe Seat. 929927 $12,499

Super Z, 27HP Kohler Command / 60", Suspension Seat. 929893 $12,599

Super Z, 29HP Kohler Command EFI / 60", Suspension Seat. 929919 $13,199

Super Z, 31HP Kawasaki FX / 60", Suspension Seat. 930875 $12,699

Super Z, 37HP Kawasaki FX / 60", Suspension Seat. 929935 $13,399

Super Z, 29HP Kohler Command EFI / 66", Suspension Seat. 929976 $13,349

Super Z, 37HP Kawasaki FX / 66", Suspension Seat. 929943 $13,549

Super Z, 37HP Kawasaki FX / 72", Suspension Seat. 929950 $13,699

Super Z, 27HP Kohler Command / 60" RD, Suspension Seat. 930008 $12,999

Super Z, 29HP Kohler Command EFI / 60" RD, Suspension Seat. 930016 $13,749

Super Z, 31HP Kawasaki FX / 60" RD, Suspension Seat. 930024 $13,099

Super Z, 31HP Kawasaki FX / 72" RD, Suspension Seat. 930065 $13,399



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Thunderhead
01-24-2011, 04:18 PM
FINALLY!!! THANKS!!!

The 31hp/60" with the "Super Deluxe Seat" is cheaper than the same setup with the regular suspension seat? Why?

mowerconsultant
01-24-2011, 04:35 PM
FINALLY!!! THANKS!!!

The 31hp/60" with the "Super Deluxe Seat" is cheaper than the same setup with the regular suspension seat? Why?

The Super Deluxe seat is not a suspension seat, thus it is less expensive.

Pj

Thunderhead
01-24-2011, 05:06 PM
Oh ok.

Pj, be expecting an email from me...

Thunderhead
01-25-2011, 12:32 PM
Pj, has there been an issue with grass clippings getting caught/jammed between the deck and the anti scalp wheels, causing the wheels not to "roll"? Looking at the new VX-4 deck, this looks like it could possible be an issue, maybe? Just curious...

Thanks.

NHO14
01-25-2011, 07:33 PM
Is there any provision on the new Super Z for quick inspection / removal of the hydro cooler for cleaning

mowerconsultant
01-26-2011, 09:48 PM
Pj, has there been an issue with grass clippings getting caught/jammed between the deck and the anti scalp wheels, causing the wheels not to "roll"? Looking at the new VX-4 deck, this looks like it could possible be an issue, maybe? Just curious...

Thanks.

I am not aware of this being a issue in the couple years of testing we did with this deck.

Pj

mowerconsultant
01-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Is there any provision on the new Super Z for quick inspection / removal of the hydro cooler for cleaning

The cooler is bolted in with carriage bolts and nuts, very quick to remove the 4 nuts to drop the cooler down for cleaning and inspection.
It is also in a area easier to access than the pre 2011 Super Z.

Pj

mowerconsultant
01-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Here are the pics of the pump we are using in the Super Z and the industry "standard"
Our Sauer Danfoss Slipper Piston DDC 20 pump on the left in these pics...
Notice the difference in the shaft sizes... the physical size of the pumps themselves....

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These are the heart of the pumps, the rotation group, ours on the left, slipper pistons, industry standard on the right, stick pistons.

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mowerconsultant
01-26-2011, 10:28 PM
Input shaft size....

Ours...

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Industry standard....

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Thunderhead
01-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Is there any provision on the new Super Z for quick inspection / removal of the hydro cooler for cleaning

Since you mentioned it, I looked at ((((and sat on, and drooled, and got off and walked around, and took pictures, and sat on it some more!LOL!)))):laugh: a new 2011 Super Z on my dealer's floor the other day and noticed something on the hydro cooler... The "screen" on the bottom of the cooler looks like it can be easily removed by just 1 bolt, and maybe a couple of clips(??). If it's true as to what I seen, I really loved that feature.

And on top of the spoiler, the metal"wing" itself can be very easily removed by a plastic lever. With the wing removed, the top of the oil cooler is right there in front of you.:cool2:

mowerconsultant
01-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Is there any provision on the new Super Z for quick inspection / removal of the hydro cooler for cleaning

I just took these pics in the last hour for you...

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Thunderhead
01-28-2011, 03:06 AM
Pj, will the Flex Forks and Light Kit from previously year model Super Zs (referring mainly to the 2009 model) fit on the 2011 SZ ??

Are you going to post the optional accessories available, along with the MSRP prices, for the 2011 Super Z and X-One mowers?

Thanks

mowerconsultant
01-28-2011, 12:31 PM
Pj, will the Flex Forks and Light Kit from previously year model Super Zs (referring mainly to the 2009 model) fit on the 2011 SZ ??

Are you going to post the optional accessories available, along with the MSRP prices, for the 2011 Super Z and X-One mowers?

Thanks

The old Super Z light kit wont work on the 2011 Super Z, it doesn't mount the same.
The new kit mounts on the ROPS like our diesel.
Look at this picture, this is what the lights look like, this picture shows the flasher for the diesel which is not part of the Super Z light kit.

Flex Forks from the old Super Z wont work on the 2011 either, the new forks on the Super Z have a longer shaft to accommodate the new set up on the top, dust cap etc..
The new Flex Forks for the 2011 Super Z are also stiffer to work with the weight of the new Super Z.

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Here is the accessories we have so far...

Description Part Number MSRP
Catchers
Catcher, 3-Bag (available Mar.2011) 930453 $2,799
*Must order (1) adapter kit below to complete
Kit, Catcher Adapter 60" (available Mar.2011) 113903 $269
Kit, Catcher Adapter 66" (available Mar.2011) 113904 $269
Kit, Catcher Adapter 72" (available Mar.2011) 113905 $269

Mulch Kits
Kit, Mulch 60" (includes wavy mulch blades) 113722 $289
Kit, Mulch 66" (includes wavy mulch blades) 113723 $299
Kit, Mulch 72" (includes wavy mulch blades) 113724 $309

Misc. Accessories
Flex Fork (2 forks) 603167 $229
Kit, Hitch 114324 $49
Kit, Light 110153 $169
Kit, Steering Lever Extension 353961 $31
Rear Anti-Scalp (Dual) 60", 66" Deck 113911 $79
Rear Anti-Scalp (Single) 60", 66", 72" Deck 113910 $39
Rear Anti-Scalp (Dual) 72" Deck 113937 $89

HenryB
01-28-2011, 02:13 PM
Those pumps look impressive. The whole machine looks great. Here's my concern you guys ran bigger pumps than others before (21cc vs 10/12cc's) and I still had hydro problems(many). Is bigger always better? are they also more heavy duty? What's the wheel motor set up? I'd love to switch back to Hustler if the dependibility is there.

Thunderhead
01-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Pj, Can you fold the ROPS with the light kit installed? And if you're able to do so, will the heat of the engine, exhaust, or oil cooler melt them or cause damage to them? Just curious...

I can see a problem with where the headlights are mounted with branches and limbs...

Man, I hate to hear that about the previous year model(s) flex forks and light kit not working on the new 2011 model... I REALLY hate to hear that!:hammerhead:

retrodog
01-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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Thunderhead
01-29-2011, 11:22 PM
Pj,

Is the "Flex Seat" still available from Hustler? If so, will it fit on an '09 Super Z with the Michigan suspension seat and will it fit on the 2011 Super Z ?

Thanks!

Thunderhead
01-31-2011, 02:04 AM
Pj, Please explain the "rear anti-scalp wheel(s)" to me? Where do they mount and how are they priced? (each, together??) I see your MSRP prices, but dont quite understand HOW they're priced. (if this makes sense)

Also, do you recommend them? If so, which ones??

Thanks!

mowerconsultant
02-04-2011, 11:49 AM
Those pumps look impressive. The whole machine looks great. Here's my concern you guys ran bigger pumps than others before (21cc vs 10/12cc's) and I still had hydro problems(many). Is bigger always better? are they also more heavy duty? What's the wheel motor set up? I'd love to switch back to Hustler if the dependibility is there.

The pumps are Sauer Danfoss Slipper Piston DDC 20 Pumps.
These pumps are heavier duty (industrial), not so much bigger than what we already had in the Super Z.
The wheel motor is a Parker TG Series Motors with hot oil shuttle.
The wheel motor is industrial also with a hot oil shuttle back to the reservoir, helping the system to run cooler.

Pj

mowerconsultant
02-04-2011, 11:50 AM
Pj, Can you fold the ROPS with the light kit installed? And if you're able to do so, will the heat of the engine, exhaust, or oil cooler melt them or cause damage to them? Just curious...

I can see a problem with where the headlights are mounted with branches and limbs...

Man, I hate to hear that about the previous year model(s) flex forks and light kit not working on the new 2011 model... I REALLY hate to hear that!:hammerhead:

yes you can fold them.
Sorry, the mounting is different due to the new style fuel tanks and how they mount and the Flex Forks have to have a longer shaft now also.

Pj

mowerconsultant
02-04-2011, 11:52 AM
Pj,

Is the "Flex Seat" still available from Hustler? If so, will it fit on an '09 Super Z with the Michigan suspension seat and will it fit on the 2011 Super Z ?

Thanks!

No Flex Seat for the 2011 Super Z, sorry the old one wont work on the new Super Z.
You can still get a Flex seat for pre 2011 Super Z's.

Pj

mowerconsultant
02-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Pj, Please explain the "rear anti-scalp wheel(s)" to me? Where do they mount and how are they priced? (each, together??) I see your MSRP prices, but dont quite understand HOW they're priced. (if this makes sense)

Also, do you recommend them? If so, which ones??

Thanks!

These wheels bolt up under the rear center of the mower, the holes are already there to bolt them in.
There is room to mount a dual set or a singe wheel.
The pricing is as mentioned above and comes with all the hardware to bolt the included wheels in the kit on.
Your current XR-7 deck has the same option also if you want to bolt them in.

Pj

Thunderhead
02-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Thanks for all the replies, Pj.

Ok, now for an even bigger question... Will there be a 31 hp Kawasaki DFI option that's coming out in June for the new SZ??

Thunderhead
02-04-2011, 05:18 PM
No Flex Seat for the 2011 Super Z, sorry the old one wont work on the new Super Z.
You can still get a Flex seat for pre 2011 Super Z's.

Pj

Pj, are you saying that I CAN put a "flex seat" (i've never seen one) on my '09 SZ even though it has the Michigan suspension seat?? I wasn't informed of this when I bought my mower. I thought I had the best suspension/seat/set-up available for my machine when I made the purchase.

Ok, how much is it, is it worth the money, and does it hold up??

Do you have any videos of how it works and performs?

Thanks!

mowerconsultant
02-14-2011, 09:50 PM
Thanks for all the replies, Pj.

Ok, now for an even bigger question... Will there be a 31 hp Kawasaki DFI option that's coming out in June for the new SZ??

We had have plans for the new Kawi DFI's but are awaiting realistic availability time frames from Kawi, last I heard was late spring / early summer.

mowerconsultant
02-14-2011, 09:55 PM
Pj, are you saying that I CAN put a "flex seat" (i've never seen one) on my '09 SZ even though it has the Michigan suspension seat?? I wasn't informed of this when I bought my mower. I thought I had the best suspension/seat/set-up available for my machine when I made the purchase.

Ok, how much is it, is it worth the money, and does it hold up??

Do you have any videos of how it works and performs?

Thanks!

Yes you can put the Flex Seat base on your mower, it doesn't matter what seat you have on the Flex base, it will work.
Its worth it, really helps on those hard bumpy ground situations and it holds up excellent.
I don't have any videos, sorry.
It is Hustler part # 108243
Hustler MSRP is $319.00

Mickhippy
02-19-2011, 11:33 PM
Any possibility of other engine options? ie Briggs 35

mowerconsultant
02-21-2011, 05:11 PM
Any possibility of other engine options? ie Briggs 35

Not that I am aware of.

Pj

SouthCoast Walker
02-23-2011, 07:17 AM
Were/Are Hustler aware of all the Kawasaki FX series valve train failures with the 34 - 37hp engines? If so have Kawasaki given you any assurances that the valve train problems have been rectified?
Very nervous about purchasing this engine with all the negativity about it.

mowerconsultant
03-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Were/Are Hustler aware of all the Kawasaki FX series valve train failures with the 34 - 37hp engines? If so have Kawasaki given you any assurances that the valve train problems have been rectified?
Very nervous about purchasing this engine with all the negativity about it.

I am not aware of any assurances or communications in regards to these engines.

Pj

dragon31705
04-28-2011, 11:40 PM
Will the new Hydro tensioner assembly with adjustable spring tension fit on 09 Super Z?
If so do you have a part number and msrp?

Also you said that the rear anti-scalp wheels that bolt up under the rear center of the mower will work on the XR-7. Will both models work single and dual? Are these the same part number and msrp as for the VX-4?
If not do you have a part numbers and msrp?

HustleMower
02-01-2012, 01:34 PM
I no longer mow professionally but I spent five seasons on a 2005 Super Z and loved it. Also used a Walker a lot but preferred the Hustler.