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Old 04-12-2012, 11:35 AM
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Regardless of the companies quotes, they list their top speeds in there spec. sheets. Last time I took math 15mph was less than 16mph.
If they can bend the truth on their claims, then they can also bend it on thier specs.

Have another landscaper down the street that uses Cheetahs. Road my Super Z down to his shop for a quick 100 yd dash. Guess who won, twice. Even he was surprised when I old him that the Cheetah is spec to be faster.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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Here is some good reading for you.

http://www.hustlerturf.com/original-...ing-mower.html


1964.
We have had ZTR's every year since then.

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Sorry Let put this way mid mount Hydro mower Show me a picture of your mid 90s that will out run The mid 90s DC in the vid
From web site says 2001 when had the hydro models midmounts
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:50 PM
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Hasn't been "several" years. 2011 is the title.

Here's why:

It has a 2011 SuperZ and a 2011 Cheetah in it. I'm not up on JD's anymore, but the 960 isn't that old. The Lazer is a Next Lazer, which other than the old DC, has the capability of being the oldest in the bunch.

So when we say old...we mean 2011 old, not several years ago.
Correct. 2010 or newer. The one in the video is a 2010 model, and not that it would have made it any slower really, but it is the only one hauling a 72" deck in that group.

There is a video I have seen several times on Youtube that shows some people racing various Scags against each other, and in one of them they say that the Cheetah GPS's at 17 MPH, but it obviously can't get to that speed (if at all) in the short distances this race was run. Clearly the Hustler was faster on the distances run here, and if the Cheetah actually can hit 17 MPH, it won't be doing it on anyone's lawn, because the guys in the vid had a quarter mile or more of wide open running to do it on. Not many lawns have that long a stretch of straight mowing to do.

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:23 AM
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Sorry Let put this way mid mount Hydro mower Show me a picture of your mid 90s that will out run The mid 90s DC in the vid
From web site says 2001 when had the hydro models midmounts
We have had mid mount hydraulic drive mowers since the mid to late 80's, the 250, 251, 260 and 261 series, and also front mount ZTR units since 64, all hydraulic since 67.
Early 90's we had the 2500 series mid mount hydraulic drive mower and it was a fast unit.
Let me see if I can dig up some pics.

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:47 AM
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Sorry Let put this way mid mount Hydro mower Show me a picture of your mid 90s that will out run The mid 90s DC in the vid
From web site says 2001 when had the hydro models midmounts
1993 Excel / Hustler 2500 series mower.
We made the 2500 series until 1999.



Late 90's 260K series of mowers, this series started in 1988 actually.



This is a original 251 with a newer engine someone put on it.
This unit was produced in 1988



These are all midmount mowers built in the 80's and 90's.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:18 AM
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Who cares how fast you can go if you can't do a good job mowing grass. This year I had to decide on a new mower. I had it narrowed down the the cheetah and the super z. I loved the way the super was built and the hydro system was awesome. In the end I ended up going with the cheetah because I am paid to cut grass and had heard of way to many people have problems with the hustler deck. If I could have put a Velocity deck under the hustler I would have but they don't come with that option.
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1993 Excel / Hustler 2500 series mower.
We made the 2500 series until 1999.



Late 90's 260K series of mowers, this series started in 1988 actually.



This is a original 251 with a newer engine someone put on it.
This unit was produced in 1988



These are all midmount mowers built in the 80's and 90's.
Where did you get that top picture from? That same exact picture has run several times in an ad in the Detroit CL lately.
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Where did you get that top picture from? That same exact picture has run several times in an ad in the Detroit CL lately.
Google....
I believe that's the page it came from too.
Lots of old Hustler's in the Detroit area.
We have sold Oakland County and the City of Detroit mowers for the last 30 years.

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:29 PM
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Google....
I believe that's the page it came from too.
Lots of old Hustler's in the Detroit area.
We have sold Oakland County and the City of Detroit mowers for the last 30 years.

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Well, I didn't see it on the Detroit listings today, but it was in the Monroe listings yesterday. It's the thrid picture down here, but in the Detroit listings it was the fist one that showed up-
http://monroemi.craigslist.org/grd/2914146323.html

They use those Hustlers to mow the county Sherriff/County Courthouse complex's as well as their WAM's. I used to live over that way.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:22 PM
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1993 Excel / Hustler 2500 series mower.
We made the 2500 series until 1999.

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O yes I remember them they was a turd
What was the max speed on them
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