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exmarkman11
12-17-2012, 09:00 PM
I haven't read anything on the site in a while, so sorry if there is allready a thread about this. I got a copy of power equipment trade, and saw a picture of the new hustler super 104 at the expo. It looks like a great large property mower. As far as I know there has never been a mower this large that was still a zero turn style mower. Anyone know anything about this mower? What size engine will it have and will there be a diesel option? Also wondering how much it will cost? Any thoughts on this mower?

KV9064
12-17-2012, 09:12 PM
its as easy as going to the Hustler website, it tells all about it

exmarkman11
12-17-2012, 09:20 PM
I did go to their website, and I disagree. The best info is from people who have used one or at least seen one. Ok I just saw where hey have a 35 Kawasaki or 38 kohler. This wouldn't seem like near enough power for a 104". Seems like it would need a diesel or 40+ hp

Classic Cuts Lawn Service
12-17-2012, 09:27 PM
is there any news on how much they will cost yet???

Landscape Poet
12-17-2012, 09:40 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=389848&highlight=Hustler+104

Mowingman
12-17-2012, 09:45 PM
You had better forget this model for at least 2 or 3 years. Hustler has a long track record of introducing new models that have had very little field testing. Then, their new models have numerous component failures and cut problems, that take Hustler several years to get worked out.
I can guarantee you this machine will have problems. Just wait till the reports start coming in after a few folks actually put them into daily service and get a few hundred hours on them. You will see that I am right about this.

Razorblades
12-17-2012, 10:14 PM
I haven't read anything on the site in a while, so sorry if there is allready a thread about this. I got a copy of power equipment trade, and saw a picture of the new hustler super 104 at the expo. It looks like a great large property mower. As far as I know there has never been a mower this large that was still a zero turn style mower. Anyone know anything about this mower? What size engine will it have and will there be a diesel option? Also wondering how much it will cost? Any thoughts on this mower?

Lastec has been building them for years, up to 100". They are building 120" ZT's now. check out www.Lastec.com.

exmarkman11
12-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Landscape poet, thanks for the link. It seems someone said it would cost $28,000. I'm no longer interested at all for that price. If they want to sell the machine for 30k then they better throw in an enclosed cab with air conditioner and a big Diesel engine. Seems like someone allready makes them with enclosed cab w/ heat and air, I can't remover who but the price was crazy high

Landscape Poet
12-17-2012, 10:31 PM
Landscape poet, thanks for the link. It seems someone said it would cost $28,000. I'm no longer interested at all for that price. If they want to sell the machine for 30k then they better throw in an enclosed cab with air conditioner and a big Diesel engine. Seems like someone allready makes them with enclosed cab w/ heat and air, I can't remover who but the price was crazy high

I will know more in a couple weeks after my dealer goes to a Hustler training seminar of some sort, he said he would gather information on it. I would guess that 28k will not be the actual price paid by most, maybe the uniformed home owner with too much money. I am really waiting for him to return with more information on the new X-One i which is more likely than this beast to end up in my line up but it all depends on the price and the build of it compared to the regular Xone which is one of the best values out there IMHO.

JB1
12-17-2012, 10:39 PM
I was told in the18k to 19 k range.
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StanWilhite
12-17-2012, 11:57 PM
I haven't read anything on the site in a while, so sorry if there is allready a thread about this. I got a copy of power equipment trade, and saw a picture of the new hustler super 104 at the expo. It looks like a great large property mower. As far as I know there has never been a mower this large that was still a zero turn style mower. Anyone know anything about this mower? What size engine will it have and will there be a diesel option? Also wondering how much it will cost? Any thoughts on this mower?

Here's a "very large property mower"! :weightlifter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXr8pcGzgjo&feature=related

Realslowww
12-18-2012, 11:54 PM
Hustler should have made 36 or 48 inch pull behinds to go behind the new Super with the hyper drive,that would have made way more sence than the 104.

willretire@40
12-28-2012, 05:51 PM
My dealer has one and it is a demo unit. Saw it yesterday but didnt get on it because kids was with me.

puppypaws
12-29-2012, 10:54 AM
My dealer has one and it is a demo unit. Saw it yesterday but didnt get on it because kids was with me.

You are in a nice area, I have chased stripers from Oregon Inlet, NC to off Virginia Beach in one days fishing.

The person I talked with at your dealership had no idea as to what the 104 may sell for, all he would say is the MSRP is 28k.

I don't feel this mower is a good fit for the industry, and I definitely know it needs more hp than is offered. I have a 72" Super Z that needs all the power the 35 hp Kawasaki has to offer, so I know it can't handle 8.66' of deck sufficiently, and the Kohler is no stronger. Because of the difference in speed, I can take the 72" Super Z and cut very close to the same amount of grass for a great deal less money.

When people actually see the calculations it blows their mind at how much difference speed makes in cutting productivity. One can say you will need to slow down from a 15 mph cutting speed but it is all relative. I have areas that's no problem to cut as fast as my Super Z will run, and I've acutally seen times I was pushing the sticks trying to get more speed. I also have areas I slow down, but these would be the same areas you would pull back on the 104 as well, I'm not sure how well the wings on the 104 can hold up to bouncing on rough terrain.

I think this is more of a highly manicured sports complex type mower, and in that type cutting, the engines offered would suffice. Put this mower into damp or large grass and one will find out very quickly it is extremely weak.

Toro has built wide open area mowers for a very long time (considered tops in the business), and they calculate 5.5 to 6 diesel hp per foot of cut.

8.5' x 11 mph x 5280' x (70% efficiency) ÷ 43,560 = mowing 7.93 ac per hr

6' x 15 mph x 5280' x (70% efficiency) ÷ 43,560 = mowing 7.63 ac per hr