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Old 06-27-2007, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TLS View Post

The problems with bending/breaking these stock 1/2" bolts IS something minor, but with the overall stronger built Hustler, makes me wonder why they went backwards with strength in this area.
You have just stated the exact question Hustler should answer and there has to be a reason for every decision.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:02 PM
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The single bracket set up, even with a sleeve, will always be prone to hole elongation. You simply move the problem/stress from the bolt, to the hole. With 2 brackets and a sturdy wheel, you eliminate all the problems.
Old 07-11-2007, 12:24 AM
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I agree with TLS. We have broken I don't know how many bolts on the XR7 deck. So many that I might have to buy not just 2-3 at a time but something like 5. While my ExMark has broken one or two over 1900 hours, they have held up much better with the sleeve. The new Triton deck wheel assembly really are strong.
Old 07-25-2007, 11:19 PM
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Broken Anti-Scalp Bolts/Wheels

Although I agree with the Hustler rep that these aren't "breaking by themselves" you certainly have to question why it seems to be happening on Hustlers at a much higher rate than other machines. In other words...Scags, Ferris' Toros, Bobcats, etc are all hitting the same obstructions but don't seem to be breaking bolts/wheels. No manufacturer wants to admit that they may have a problem, but if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck and looks like a duck, there's a very good chance that it's A DUCK! I'm planning on buying a Super Z 60" w/30hp Kohler because I believe it's the best built mower I've seen and I won't be too happy about replacing parts on it, a few months after dropping $10k!
Old 09-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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I was searching about anti scalp wheel replacements for my super z and came across this thread and felt it needed resurrecting since it only took almost 4 YEARS for Hustler to get it together as far as the wheels on the VX4 deck!
2007 Hustler Super Z XR7 54"
2007 Exmark Lazer Z 52"
2005 Wright Stander 36"
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All pulled by 2006 4wd CC Duramax
Old 02-25-2014, 12:54 PM
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Great Anti-Scalp Wheel replacement!!!!!! They really work!!!!!

I too have used these....They are all over the place. You can get them online or at many different dealers. They come in 3/8" and 1/2".
Originally Posted by mx495 View Post
I broke and bent bolts first. Replaced them with grade 8 and the broke the center out of 4 wheels. I do a lot of commercial and it's usually jumping curbs or just running into things going to fast.LOL I bought some Innotech wheels and they are awesome. I haven't broke the middle out of one yet. They have ball bearings in the center so they roll better and are stronger. They are made out of something different and wear A LOT better than stock wheels. I think the Hustler wheels are fine if you are careful, but i'm not always so careful and the Innotech wheels make it longer than the stock wheels, even though they are more expensive.

Here is the link to their site.

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