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Old 08-21-2012, 08:38 AM
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How much does a 36" Trimstar go for?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:43 PM
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Nothing new from this owner, still love it. Still no hand fatigue like I had with my old pistol grip. Got the controls down pat and take it on hills and in places that I never dreamed of before. Would never dream of going to a machine with different controls. I still think if you've ever rode a motorcycle you would appreciate these controls more. All I can do is echo coolluv's comments and say demo one. It may be for u and it may not. If it was for everyone then all the others would be out of business.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:22 PM
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ok thanks looking at the 48" myself what i've seen its an awesome mower, for Lawn Officer a 36" was around $4500 and the 48" was $5000 not bad compared to other that are 6 to 7 grand
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:51 PM
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You don't have to hold it. If you turn if forward it goes forward...the further you twist it the faster it goes...you do not have to keep pressure on it in order for it to maintain the speed you have it set at. Go Demo one you will love it.

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What keeps the pace if you don't need to hold the twisted handle in a specific position? Why doesn't it return to "neutral?"
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:20 PM
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I didn't realize the controls had to be "held" in forward.
Both my Lesco and Scag hydro WB's, you set the maximum speed for the conditions and it's done.
To slow down or go backward you just pull the pistol grip.
You can operate either with one hand same as all my Bobcat geardrive WB's.
I'm glad I revisited this thread because a 36" Hydro is on my list and I was considering the Trimstar until I realized this about the controls.

There is no resistance again the controls so your not working against anything.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:25 PM
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Still no hand fatigue like I had with my old pistol grip.
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Im sure reallyslow will have to stop by and tell us how much better pistol grips are

Glad your Hustler is working out for you I know I love mine.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:42 AM
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What keeps the pace if you don't need to hold the twisted handle in a specific position? Why doesn't it return to "neutral?"
I guess its not designed to automatically return to neutral.

The controls are stiff enough to hold the position by themselves but not too stiff as to be hard to operate. Its very easy to operate.

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:50 AM
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I guess I'll have to use one in a real world situation to get the best understanding.
The thing I like about my current hydro WB's is that if I want to go forward I do nothing at all while using it.
My other 2 Hydros are 48" and 52".
I'll be looking for a 36" only for backyard gates so it probably won't matter much anyhow.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:08 AM
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I have the previous model hustler 36". The new controls are much better and the deck adjustment lever is super cool! Don't get me wrong I love my WB and will by a new hustler if mine ever wears out. Even after 7 years this machine still kicks a$$.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:27 PM
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I had a 48" trimstar until I traded it in on a rider. It was an awesome machine for a walkbehind. I would love to get a 36" someday. They are pretty pricey for a walkbehind though. Controls are awesome on these things
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