Coming soon to a dealer near you! the Hustler Mini Z 36" and 42"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerconsultant, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. mowerconsultant

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

    Coming soon to a dealer near you!!
    The Hustler Mini Z 36" and 42".
    These are full commercial units.
    Available in the following configurations:
    Model # 928192 17hp Kawasaki KAI V-Twin 36" cut, MSRP $5,199.00
    Model # 928200 19hp Kawasaki KAI V-Twin 42" cut, MSRP $5,499.00
    These prices are MSRP, see your dealer for your best price.
    I am attaching a couple pictures and some specs.
    More info to follow in the coming days, comparison's etc...etc....
    These units will be rolling off our production line sometime near the end of March, and should be available at dealerships in the beginning of April.
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    Hustler Mini Z™ 36/42 Features
    • A true, commercial-duty unit in a compact package. Not a residential-duty mower posing as a commercial product.
    • The latest technology in hydrostatic transmissions! – Commercial-duty ZT 2800 transmissions feature the same rotating group as Hydro-Gear pump & motor combinations. ZT transmissions feature relief valve, charge pump, and spin-on oil filter.
    • The newly-designed, full-floating decks offer the highest-quality cut and finished appearance on the market. In side-discharge or mulch, these new decks will produce an immaculate lawn
    • Silky-smooth SmoothTrak™ steering with patented automatic park brake system
    • Toughest frame, front forks, and deck in the industry
    • Best warranty in the business

    • A full two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty – parts and labor!
    • Lifetime warranty on the tractor frame
    • Lifetime warranty on the leading edge of the deck

    • 3-years on the blade spindle bearings
    • 3-years on the front caster fork bearings

    • Wide stance, low center of gravity for excellent stability on slopes
    • Simplest maintenance in the industry

    Configurations
    17/36 Kawasaki Kai
    19/42 Kawasaki Kai



    Hustler Mini Z™ Specifications

    Traction Drive System
    Type Dual hydrostatic. Hydro-Gear ZT2800 commercial-duty pump/motor combination.
    Hydrostatic system operates on 10W40 motor oil.
    Transmission Drive V-belt drive from engine crankshaft
    Filter Spin-on type
    Ground Speed Infinitely variable: 0-9 mph (0-14.48 kph) forward, 0-7 mph (0-11.27 kph) reverse
    Steering Twin-lever steering provides independent control of each drive wheel. Speed, forward, reverse, brake, and turns are all controlled with
    hand-operated controls
    Turning Radius True zero degree. Turns within its own length. Counter-rotating, independent drive wheels
    Brakes Service: Hydrostatic dynamic braking
    Parking: When steering levers are placed in neutral position, integral park brakes are automatically engaged
    Mower Drive Single V-belt drive from engine with electric clutch. Spring tension idler for extended belt life.
    Tires Front: 13 x 5.00 – 6, rib tread
    Drive: 20 x 8.0 – 10, turf tread on 36 in model
    20 x 10.0 – 10, turf tread on 42 in model

    Capacities Fuel System: 6 US gal (22.7 l)
    Dimensions Height: 40 in (101.6 cm)

    W/36 in Deck Length: 74 in (187.96 cm)
    Overall width: 36 in (96.5 cm) with discharge chute up
    Tire-to-tire width: 35 in (88.9 cm)
    Weight: 650 lbs (294.84 kg)

    W/42 in Deck Length: 78 in (198.12 cm)
    Overall width: 42 in (106.7 cm) with discharge chute up
    Tire-to-tire width: 38 in (96.5 cm)
    Weight: 675 lbs (306.17 kg)

    Safety Features Operator presence system connected to deck and drive clutches. Stabilizer rollers at rear of tractor
    Seat Spring-cushioned, molded-vinyl seat with armrests. Fore and aft adjustment
    Construction Mainframe is 1.5 in x 1.5 in x .188 in (3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .32 cm) rectangular steel tubing
    Drive motors mounted to .120 in (.45 cm) welded steel
    Front caster wheels mounted with roller bearings on each wheel
    Front caster forks are .375 in (.95 cm) steel
    Deck Lift Foot-operated deck height adjustment. Pin for setting height, detent for transport position
    Controls Hand-operated choke/throttle, ignition switch, electric mower clutch. Integrated parking brakes
    Indicators Hour meter, engine warning light
    Cup Holder Cup holder molded into the left side fuel tank. Accommodates nearly any cup size including Big Gulp™

    Attachments
    36”, and 42” side-discharge decks
    Type Free-floating mower using two blades. Mower is suspended at the corners.
    Includes deck-mounted rollers to improve flotation in rolling and uneven terrain.
    Deck Lift Raise and lower deck from driver’s seat with simple foot-operated deck height adjustment. Pin for setting height, transport position.
    Change cutting heights, hop curbs and trailer more easily.
    Construction .179 in (.45 cm) welded steel with .125 in doubler welded onto spindle mount areas. Solid 1.5 in x .5 in (3.81 cm x 1.27 cm) steel bars rein force impact areas on trim edges. Steel deck housing is 5 in (10.16 cm) deep to provide room for high-capacity mowing.
    Cutting Heights Foot-operated deck height adjustment. Pin for setting height, detent for transport position.
    Height adjustment in .25 in increments from 1 in to 5 in (2.55 cm to 12.7 cm).
    Mowing Blades Heavy-duty, heat-treated, high-lift steel blade
    36 in: 13.75 in x 2.5 in x .20 in
    42 in: 20.5 in x 2.5 in x .20 in

    Blade Tip Speed
    36 in: 18,600 fpm
    42 in: 18,400 fpm

    Blade Drive V-belt drive to spindles. Spring tension idler pulleys.
    Spindles Machined aluminum housing, 1 in (2.5 cm) diameter high carbon steel shafts and sealed ball bearings.
    Flotation Suspended mower floats on spring-assisted chains. 2 anti-scalp wheels are standard.
    Width of Cut
    36 in: 33.5 in (85.09 cm)
    42 in: 40.25 in (102.24 cm)
    Trim Capacity (left side)
    36 in: .5 in (1.27 cm)
    42 in: 5.25 in (13.34 cm)


    Accessories
    Mulch Kit Recycles clippings under deck allowing clippings to be cut and recut, then discharged down into the grass. Reduces handling of clippings, improves appearance, and recycles nutrients back to the soil.

    Specifications subject to change without notice.
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  2. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Posts: 307

    hey, are you going to show these in Denver next week? in the market for a small "z" and would like to compare this to the scag series.......although nothing beats a good side to side demo in the field!
     
  3. mowerconsultant

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

    I do not believe there are any available at this time for show purposes.
    I will check though and post back here in this thread on Monday.

    Pj
     
  4. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Looks just like my mini fastrack 36. I have 160 hrs on it and will continue to use it until the hydros go. I added wider tires 18 x9.50 which help with rutting and holding hills.

    I have been pleased with the performance of this so-called residential mower.

    Its nice to see I have an option though with this new 36 when the time comes.:)
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,304

    So how would you compare this machine to Scags new 36"entry?
     
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    Coming "soon"? When might we be able to purchase one?
     
  7. mowerconsultant

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

    Looks like is about it, they are 2 different machines, hydros are commercial grade instead of residential grade.
    Heavier duty deeper deck.
    More commercial of a engine option and more hp, also these units will have HD remote air filtration.
    This unit comes with the wider, larger tires already also, as follows....
    Tires
    Front: 13 x 5.00 – 6, rib tread
    Drive: 20 x 8.0 – 10, turf tread on 36 in model
    20 x 10.0 – 10, turf tread on 42 in model
     
  8. mowerconsultant

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

    You are talking about 2 of the heaviest duty commercial 36" riders on the market, very hard to pick either one, both have comparable features and options (mulch kits, catchers).
    I believe you will find the Hustler to cost you less at time of purchase, this unit utilizes a new hydro system with less components (simplistic and less expensive to you), this is the same system that eXmark is debuting in the new Phazer series of mowers, of similar size and application.
    The Hydro-Gear ZT series of axles are going to really revolutionize the ZTR market in terms of cost of purchase and cost of operation of the unit (maintenance).
    We have been using Hydro-Gear components similar to these commercial grade ZT's for over 5 years, and they have proved themselves over and over.

    Pj
     
  9. mowerconsultant

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

    These units will be rolling off our production line sometime near the end of March, and should be available at dealerships in the beginning of April.
     
  10. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Looks Beefed up.
     

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