42 Fastrak vs 42 Mini Fastrak

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by mcrespo, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. mcrespo

    mcrespo LawnSite Member
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    Can you explain the differences between the Fastrak and Mini Fastrak please.

    Also, the 19/42 SD replaced the 19/42 Mini Z, correct? My dealer has both but wants the same price, isn't the mini z an 07 model and the SD an 08 model?

    I mow 6 residential rental properties I own, about 40 hrs per season on the machine, which machine would you recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    FasTrak vs Mini FasTrak......
    Smaller deck sizes, narrower frame, smaller hp engines, different drive axles, the FasTrak has a heavier duty ZT2800 with spin on filters.
    If you need a 36/42 mower then the Mini FasTrak or FasTrak SD is for you.
    If you want the larger decks and more hp I would be going with the FasTrak or FasTrak SD.
    In the 36/42 unit the SD replaced the Mini Z, same unit other than the decals.
    The price changed in November with our annual price increases, if you can buy a 08 for the price of a 07 then you have a good deal, the only thing different is the decals and the serial #.
    Recommendation....
    What size is the largest deck you can go with? limitations on storage or trailering? gates? if none of these are a issue I would be looking at the 48/54 FasTrak or FasTrak SD.

    Pj
     
  3. mcrespo

    mcrespo LawnSite Member
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    Ok, so the Fastrak is heavier duty than the mini-Fastrak. My limitation is gate size, a 42 is the biggest I can go. The dealer has a 17/42 Fastrak, 19/42 mini z, and some SD's, not sure which. The 42 Fastrak is no longer made, correct?
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    There is no such model as a FasTrak 42, there was a FasTrak 44 and there is a 42 Mini FasTrak.
    The 42 Mini FasTrak is made still, the 44" FasTrak is not.
    I would look at the FasTrak SD in the 42 (or the Mini Z 42, same unit).
    The Mini FasTrak 42 may do what you want, but for what your explaining, I would want a v-twin commercial grade engine, and the 17/42 isnt a twin, its a residential grade Kohler single cylinder.

    Pj
     

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