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Old 05-18-2013, 10:33 PM
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Kohler 40 hp efi engine on my 72" Super Z, and the same 7 gallon fuel tanks with the see-through fuel level sight gauge on the 72 that are on my older model Super Z.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:23 AM
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Would love to see Scag come out with a front mount similar to Grasshopper
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:25 AM
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The Vantage uses the same chute material.
the vantages I've seen including the 2013 models have a firmer chute.

if I'm mowing a row and come upon a tree in the right situation I can keep going straight through my row never circling around the tree. the chute is that flexible. it's just a piece of rubber.

the vantage I believe advertises its flexible but it sure doesn't look as flexible as the grandstand. I can see the chute either doing damage to whatever it hits or the chute cracking or breaking.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:29 AM
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the vantages I've seen including the 2013 models have a firmer chute.

if I'm mowing a row and come upon a tree in the right situation I can keep going straight through my row never circling around the tree. the chute is that flexible. it's just a piece of rubber.

the vantage I believe advertises its flexible but it sure doesn't look as flexible as the grandstand. I can see the chute either doing damage to whatever it hits or the chute cracking or breaking.
Could be. Took the chute off my Vantage when new and put on a Powerchute.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:03 AM
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Wish the control handle/brake system on the Hustler was off patent and other MFG's could use this.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hustler Trimstar with a Scag velocity plus deck
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:41 PM
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wish my vride had a nice wide platform like the toros
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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For a 21'', a Snapper deck, Snapper drive system, with a Toro blade brake, and maybe a Suzuki VMK-9 like my 26624 has.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:24 AM
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Wish the control handle/brake system on the Hustler was off patent and other MFG's could use this.
I think it comes up this year.... what i heard anywayz
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:07 PM
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Not sure when they received / were granted the official patent, would of been around 1999 or 2000

This is from the US patent office...

How long does patent protection last?

For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, utility and plant patents are granted for a term which begins with the date of the grant and usually ends 20 years from the date you first applied for the patent subject to the payment of appropriate maintenance fees for a utility patent. There are no maintenance fees for plant patents .

Design patents last 14 years from the date you are granted the patent.

No maintenance fees are required for design patents.

Note: Patents in force on June 8, 1995 and patents issued thereafter on applications filed prior to June 8, 1995 automatically have a term that is the greater of the twenty year term discussed above or seventeen years from the patent grant.
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