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Old 04-18-2007, 07:17 PM
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New engines?

Is Hustler planning on putting any of the new "big block" 31 or 35hp or even the bigger kohler engines on there mowers this season? Im looking at getting another Hustler but would really like to see a couple bigger engine options on the Super Z's? Any help PJ?
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:06 AM
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Our engineer's are always working on the latest and greatest with engines, testing... etc..etc...
What and when they will release anything has yet to be seen...
I will ask around and see if I can get information to share...

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:07 PM
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Thanks that would be a huge help, im starting to look at another new mower, and im wanting some bigger engine options.

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Old 04-26-2007, 02:47 PM
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Our engineer's are always working on the latest and greatest with engines, testing... etc..etc...
What and when they will release anything has yet to be seen...
I will ask around and see if I can get information to share...

Pj
PJ,

Is Hustler phasing out the 27HP Kohler? This is what the dealer in Elkton, MD is saying. Any word on what new engines are in the pike?

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:24 AM
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PJ,

Is Hustler phasing out the 27HP Kohler? This is what the dealer in Elkton, MD is saying. Any word on what new engines are in the pike?

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No.
We offer it on the Hustler Z's and a few Super Z's still.
There are a couple models (Super Z 66 and 72) where we replaced it with the 30hp Kohler, but we are not phasing out the 27.

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:36 PM
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"big Block Briggs"

I heard that Grasshopper is going to be offering a "Big Block" Briggs soon.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:13 PM
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Pj what did you find out on the future engine offerings? I'd really like a 72" deck with a larger efi engine option then the 28 due to what I have to cut (4.5 acres of brome on a two week cut cycle, plus a half acre of fescue on a weekly cutting cycle).
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:28 PM
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Pj what did you find out on the future engine offerings? I'd really like a 72" deck with a larger efi engine option then the 28 due to what I have to cut (4.5 acres of brome on a two week cut cycle, plus a half acre of fescue on a weekly cutting cycle).
Nothing unfortunately.....
The engineers hide stuff from the salesmen when we come around....
Sorry, I just don't have any new information at this time.

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Old 06-25-2007, 09:01 AM
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Well,....If the engineers/owners are reading this.....

We need more power. Especially in the SuperZ. Briggs Big Blocks would be nice. Would love for the engine manufacturers to make these new 30+hp engines FUEL INJECTED. Once you go EFI, you don't want to go back to carbs.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:05 AM
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I would be happy if the Kohler's were available on more levels. I have a Fastrack w/20 hp Kohler that justs keeps on going. I like the FT for trimming and won't replace it since Kohler has been dropped from that series. The "best" buys are on the OTHER engines. I like an American mower w/an American engine. The Kohler in my 1967 IH Cub Cadet is still going strong-what makes me think the kohlers in my Hustler's won't go at least 10 years.
 

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