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
Password
Home Products Find a Dealer News About Us Contact Us Mark Forums Read


Hustler Turf Equip Lawn Mowers & Turf Care Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-25-2009, 06:37 PM
krazy8 krazy8 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: 33176
Posts: 10
Mini Fastrak Vs. SD Fastrak

PJ,

I have had a mini fastrak 36 15 hp Kohler for about two years now to cut my acre property. It's a great little machine and I have had no mechanical issues with this unit whatsoever. My issue is I like to mulch the grass, and here in South Florida the grass is like a thick weed. I cut weekly but I really have to slow the unit down a lot to get through several thick areas (septic tank), and it does leave a lot of clumps. The motor starts bogging and straining in the thicker areas.

I have tried both the Gator blades and wavy blades with no real difference in performance. My question is If I traded this unit up to the Super Duty 36 with the 17 hp Kaw. should I see a significant ability to mulch and get through these thick areas that I am having problems with now. Don't really care to spend another $2,500 with the trade, but willing to do so if I see a benefit.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-27-2009, 12:32 PM
mowerconsultant's Avatar
mowerconsultant mowerconsultant is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 9,751
Horsepower is what you need for your area.
The extra 2hp you will get in the SD will help, but I think your still going to have to slow down a bit.
Now the SD also is a commercial grade v-twin engine compared to the single cylinder Kohler engine on the Mini FasTrak.

Pj
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 10:38 PM.

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 - 2014, 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 0.07510 seconds with 9 queries