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Old 04-20-2012, 10:09 PM
ewarren423 ewarren423 is offline
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Hustler Sport vs. Cub Cadet RZT S

Debating between these two units (either the 42" or 46/48" flavors)
can these even be compared or is the Hustler far superior?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:07 AM
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Perhaps the mods can move this to the residential board.

I too am considering these two machines. The Cubd Cadet has the 4 wheel steering but the Hustler seems to be a more serious contender to me. I'd rather have the levers than a steering wheel, although I like the idea of 4 wheel steering. I also like the engine options from Hustler.

If I forgo the steering wheel and get the non-4 wheel steering model(no S) we're talking nearly a thousand dollars in difference between the H and CC.

At first I was thinking no way-- I don't want a box store mower. But the closer I looked at the specs the more respect the CC has earned from me. At best I would be mowing one half acre every four to five days. I have one hill that's about 500 sqft (15*-20*) and my lawn is plush with soft turf/sand that divots easily. I'm in Upstate, NY, so maybe seven or so months of mowing.

I've also looked at every z turn out there. Other contenders I've considered include the Gravely and Bad Boy entry level machines. The Toro and JD are just too thin at the entry level. Dealer with good rep and nearby is making the choice easier for me. I'm sweet on the Hustler, especially after viewing Dunk50's pix with the Sport and Accelerator w/ Honda engine. Alas, sole dealer is 45 miles away and only other option is TSC-- no thanks.

So, unless there is some kind of major price break on the Hustler I'll be visiting the CC dealer around the corner.

What factors about the two machines have you hesitating?

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:23 AM
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My wife would love that steering wheel!
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:49 AM
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ended up with a Gravely ZT XL 48 because:
1) hustler 42 had no overhang for trimming so would have needed 48"
2) huster 48" was a great machine, but had smaller tires, a smaller engine and the EZT vs. ZT2800 transaxles.
3) When comparing the Cub Cadet RZT S vs. the Gravely i felt like i was comparing a toy with a real machine. in the end, to me it was ~1k more to get something that would really last.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:51 AM
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Every other mower ever made > Cub Cadet.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:56 AM
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ended up with a Gravely ZT XL 48 because:
1) hustler 42 had no overhang for trimming so would have needed 48"
2) huster 48" was a great machine, but had smaller tires, a smaller engine and the EZT vs. ZT2800 transaxles.
3) When comparing the Cub Cadet RZT S vs. the Gravely i felt like i was comparing a toy with a real machine. in the end, to me it was ~1k more to get something that would really last.

Awesome. How much was it and how do you like it?
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