Bought A new X one

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bought a brand new Hustler X one 48 today with the VX4 deck and 24 hp Kawi.

    Like all new mowers I am in love with it now, but I am creating this thread to give everyone my thoughts as time progresses on how I like the new deck. Compared to my Ferris it seems much quicker, I feel like it actually even give a cleaner cut on SA so far. It will see several Zoysia lawns tomorrow so I am interested in how it does there as well.

    Here are a couple of pics on the first lawn after I bought it this afternoon. The footprint seemed to be small considering a good downpour of rain had just past and the cut was clean as if it had not rained, deck showed no issues with clogging.

    If you interested in these decks and how they do on our turf stay tuned as I will be giving photos and my opinions.

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  2. Mike how much do you get for that property?
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  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    $175 - Just mow edge weed eat and blow....everything else is a extra as needed if the HO does not feel like doing. The price is also reflective of a $30 a month discount for the owner for discounts given for referrals (4) for neighbors as it is a growing gated neighborhood that I have about 19 accounts at this point. He has 4 more months before his rate adjust up again if he does not land another new account but they are about done building two houses on his street that have already and have sold and he has already informed them about me so we will see.
     
  4. How big of a lot?
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  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here is a photo of the mower itself for those that might be interested.

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  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Estimated 20 K of clear open land.
     
  7. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It seem like all new mowers cut awesum. Give it 500hrs then things seem to change. I was just wondering why you didnt get the bigger deck. I run a 60 thru all my yards. It works great even in the small yards. It does look like a nice mower. Nice and clean. I love getting new equipment. Good luck with new machine
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    While the extra production would of been great the larger mowers have a couple things going against what I do which 100% residential.

    1. Gates - while I do also carry a 36 inch Mini Z for small gates....the 48 fits in most and is used when allowed to stop from losing time from getting the other machine off the trailer.

    2. Anything bigger than a 48 seems to lean towards more of a chance of scalping which may go unnoticed in commercial sites but is very noticeable on a 5k residential.

    3. 48 means I can keep my smaller trailer size. This means less weight which means less petro, less on tolls etc etc. Anything bigger than a 52 and that changes and as states before the 52 can cause issues with several existing clients lawns with gates.


    I will report that I am impressed with it at this point. I took a photo this morning of some SA cut at 5 1/4 . Will see if I can get it uploaded shortly.
     
  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here is the photo from this morning. Nice and tall.

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  10. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good man.
     

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