Go Back   LawnSite.comô - Lawn Care & Landscaping Business Forum, Discuss News & Reviews > Sponsor Forums - Discuss with Sponsors Directly > Lawn Mowing Equipment & Accessories * * * * SPONSOR FORUMS > Hustler Turf Equip
User Name
Home Products Find a Dealer News About Us Contact Us Mark Forums Read

Hustler Turf Equip Lawn Mowers & Turf Care Equipment

Thread Tools   Display Modes
Old 08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
ragnar ragnar is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1
Hustler Z hydraulic questions

Hi all,

So I hit my 50 hour service and decided to change out both the hydraulic fluid as well as the filter (even though I know the fluid isn't necessary, I'd rather be safe than sorry). So far I've had two issues:

1) The stock hydraulic filter is an Excel 768341. When I looked for a replacement filter on the internet, the Stens 120738 came up, so I ordered one. After I had taken off the stock filter, I realized it is larger than the Stens. The Stens will fit, but it's not the same size...is this a problem? Is it a legitimate replacement part? It seems to fit and hold fluid, but the fact it's a different diameter AND height seems a bit troubling.

2) When I put new hydraulic fluid in, I only got 3.5 quarts in before it was full. So I'm guessing I didn't get all the previous fluid out. I also seem to have a lot of air in the system, as the first few times I ran it, the reservoir cap overflowed, and after turning the engine off and removing the cap, air bubbles were streaming out. Is there a better way to bleed the air out besides running the engine, free wheeling it for several minutes, and then turning it off and taking off the cap? Will this damage the hydraulic system?

Thanks in advance for the help.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:55 AM
mowerconsultant's Avatar
mowerconsultant mowerconsultant is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 9,753
1) I am not familiar with the aftermarket parts, so I would never recommend them.
2) Sound like you have to much oil in the system and air still.
You need to run the unit on jack stands and purge the air out of the system.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 AM.

Forum Rules:

This hustlerturfequipment.com sponsored forum is administrator monitored. LawnSite.com does not allow any manufacturer competitor attacks and will strongly enforce this. If you want your discussion to be viewable by the public and responded to in a professional manner then please keep your discussions professional and to the point.

All discussions are viewed by the administration before being released to the public. Your post may not be made viewable for up to 48 hours. Please allow the manufacturer representative enough time to respond to your question or comment once made viewable.

LawnSite.com is not affiliated with the Excel Hustler company. This forum is provided by LawnSite.com to Excel Hustler in order to better server their customers

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
Lawnsite,  Plowsite, WeldingWeb, LawnCareSuccess, Everythinggreen, & Lawnbusiness.net are trademarks of Lawn Care Success, Inc

Page generated in 0.05493 seconds with 9 queries