66" Hustler Super Z/Hustler Z configuration

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by nuconz, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. nuconz

    nuconz LawnSite Member
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    well it's that time, time to buy a new Z.

    it seems that the XR-7 66" will be the deck of choice since it is the largest that will fit on the 6' wide trailer.

    which configuration is recommended and why? thanks much.

    Hustler Z: kaw 23, kaw 25, koh 27

    Super Z : hon 24, kaw 25, koh 28efi
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is not a 23/66 Hustler Z only 25/66 and 27 66 in the Hustler Z series with a 66" deck.
    The Super Z would be the unit to get, more productivity and more hp available.
    I would go with the 28 EFI or 30 carbed Kohler engines.
    Get as much HP as you can afford.
    With the Super Z you will also get the suspensions seat, hydro coolers, larger pumps and wheel motors and of course the higher ground speed.

    Pj
     
  3. nuconz

    nuconz LawnSite Member
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    ok. thanks. got the 23/66 z from the website configuration.

    just checking the lawnsite here and found this.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=201500

    wondered if it was possible to remove the front baffling on the xr7 deck for a more "tunneled" approach. i cut that horrible bahia grass. worst stuff in the world!
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    No need to remove any baffling, the XR-7 is just about if not the best deck in your region, demo one and you will see for yourself.

    Pj
     
  5. nuconz

    nuconz LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the response.

    what about the flex forks? haven't seen these demo'ed yet.
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    A great choice to smooth out the ride for sure.
    I can guarantee you it would be the best $200.00 investment you made in a mower accessory.
     
  7. nuconz

    nuconz LawnSite Member
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    thanks much.

    one other question. if the super z/28 efi/66 winds up being too much to afford, is the z/24 hon/60 a good configuration?

    some like the honda. some don't.

    thanks.
     
  8. nuconz

    nuconz LawnSite Member
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    have the "problems" with the flex forks been resolved yet? i read that last year there was some spring compression that caused the forks to stop flexing and this resulted in "bottoming out".

    thanks.
     
  9. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    I feel the 24 Honda would be ok for the 60" as long as you realize its limitations and keep the speed appropriate for the conditions.
    I would really try to buy as much HP as I could though.
     
  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Flex Forks have not changed, they are still as they were a year ago.
    A lot of what people are experiencing can be taken care of by re-learning to drive the mower with Flex Forks.
     

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