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Old 05-09-2011, 01:44 PM
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Looking to pick up a 42" Sport - Have some ???

So I mow 1.5-2ac once a week during the mow season in SW MO. Looking to upgrade to a ZTR mower and have pretty much talked myself out of the "residential" ztrs from Cub/toro etc. And into a heavier unit like the Hustler Sport 42".

Looking for advice on the best engine option Honda/Kawi/Briggs. I am a Honda fan and am leaning that way. As stated this is just for residential use but I am hoping this investment will result in ALOT of years of service.

I can't find a '10 Model with the Honda anywhere and full tilt on a '11 Honda unit is $3399 around here. I have managed to find a '10 Briggs 17.5 unit from a dealer for $2600 ... would the '11 Honda model be worth an aditional $800?
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:58 PM
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The Honda and Kawi units are worth the extra $$$
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:58 PM
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Not worth the extra, IMO. I have the B&S (55 hrs.) and am very satisfied.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:06 PM
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The twins run 100% better, you can really feel a difference... I would recommend a twin over a single cylinder all day long. I like kawasaki alot better than Honda in Turf applications... prolly why its hard for you to find a honda
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:33 PM
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Well, I never made this happen. Now it's mow time again and I am back to hating my '89 Murray POS ... for a residential user is there really any reason to step up to the Fastrak? I feel like the Sport is plenty superior to my previos mowers ... I guess the Sport doesn't have the lifetime frame and deck warranty?
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:47 PM
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Well, I never made this happen. Now it's mow time again and I am back to hating my '89 Murray POS ... for a residential user is there really any reason to step up to the Fastrak? I feel like the Sport is plenty superior to my previos mowers ... I guess the Sport doesn't have the lifetime frame and deck warranty?
Correct, no lifetime warranties on the Sport.
The warranty on the Sport is 2 years parts and labor and a 3rd year parts only.

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:41 PM
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Well today I put a Hustler in the shop where the '89 Murray used to sit

I got what I think is a good deal on a new 2011 model Sport 48" w/ 20hp Kawi. It sure was hard to turn loose of that money but I am excited to see how much time it cuts off my mow.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:51 PM
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Well today I put a Hustler in the shop where the '89 Murray used to sit

I got what I think is a good deal on a new 2011 model Sport 48" w/ 20hp Kawi. It sure was hard to turn loose of that money but I am excited to see how much time it cuts off my mow.
Awesome!
Welcome to the Hustler Family!

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:50 AM
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Anxious to hear how you like it. Would you mind saying what a "good deal" is? I am looking into getting the exact same mower and wasn't sure if many dealers budged off the $3899 MSRP. Have narrowed it down to the Hustler and one other mower and getting close to picking one up.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:05 PM
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I had my Sport 42" delivered today. Used it right off the truck.
I paid $3599. plus tax. It was on sale. Going to take me a couple of mows to get comfortable with it. Mowing is no longer a chore. It's like having your own carnival ride. (Don't tell my wife).


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Anxious to hear how you like it. Would you mind saying what a "good deal" is? I am looking into getting the exact same mower and wasn't sure if many dealers budged off the $3899 MSRP. Have narrowed it down to the Hustler and one other mower and getting close to picking one up.
 

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