36" Mini?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by TXLAWNBOY, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. TXLAWNBOY

    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering a few things. 1) Why is it that Encore and Gravely has a 34" ZTR that is rated w/a commercial warrenty and when Hustler came out w/a ZTR that will fit through a walk gate it only has a residential warrenty? 2) Is a Commercial 36" in the plans in the near future for Hustler?

    The reason I'm asking is because I am planning on buying in the spring and I like the lower profile of the 36" Fastrack over the Gravely and Encore but I need a comm. warrenty. Thanks for any info you can give.
     
  2. TXLAWNBOY

    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
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    Pj, no reply? Just trying to get a little info for future buying options.
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    1) The Encore and Gravely have commercial drive systems in them, thus the commercial warranty.
    The Mini FasTrak has a residential drive system (IZT) and it carries a residential warranty of 2 years and a commercial warranty of 90 days.
    2) I can not comment to much on the workings of our product development team, although I know that they are working on products that are needed in our line up.

    Pj
     
  4. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what defines if you are using it commercially? I would only be cutting maybe 2 yards a day.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are cutting any lawn other than "your" residence, or for any type of income,then it is considered commercial use.
     
  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well, if you're only cutting 2 or 3 yards a day, you should be buying a "cost effective" machine like the less expensive Hustler, or actually, you should be buying a belt drive WB with a velky.
    Buying a commercial ZTR for only two lawns is just impractical and a poor business choice, IMO.
    Pete
     
  7. theservicingdealer

    theservicingdealer LawnSite Member
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    I just wanted to put in my 2 cents. I was an Encore dealer but no longer. The encore z has the same pumps the fastrac which is considered non commercial hydro. Encore just gives a 2 year warrenty hoping you will not have any trouble. They are counting on that you will not be using it many hours at a time. These pumps in both fastrac and the Encore Z34 were never design for full day use !!! Ask the pump manufacture!!! It not a 2 part unit!!
     
  8. Farmer

    Farmer LawnSite Member
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    So Hustler's commercial warranty is only 90 days,and the other two have 2 year warranties, you have to consider how long you are goign to have this mower. After 2 years, when the warranties are up on the other mowers..... wouldn't you rather have a Hustler? :)
     
  9. theservicingdealer

    theservicingdealer LawnSite Member
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    May be the reason we just sell Hustlers now!!
     
  10. theservicingdealer

    theservicingdealer LawnSite Member
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    As of Jan 1 hustler just announced the new warranty on fastracs-1 year commercial or 400 hours which ever comes first. 4 years for residential. Wow what a change. I am sure PJ will Post the new warranty and its new specs!!
     

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