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Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by tomo, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
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    hello, mower consultant Q is hustler looking into expanding the diesel range at some stage .Although i like the current line of gas/diesel a compact diesel best suited toyour 60-66 deck would be nice.28 kubota fits the bill. Or 900cc direct injection=good pwr/torqe with maybe 20%lower consumption than current generation probaly half fuel cost of gaser.Simple deck belt system to avoid most under rated shaft drive systems or expensive hyd deck systems.

    thanks tomo
    ps; just dream'n of perfect mower 4 contractor
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    We are looking at many options in the diesel mower design and model mix.
    Check back here after the Expo this weekend.... ;) :clapping: :laugh:

    Pj
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Your a dead set tease PJ!

    Tomo, be a year till there here anyway!
    Before next season would be good though!

    I like the idea of a shaft drive to deck so different with you there!
     
  4. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello, PJ how did u go at the expo?? Could u please explain further about diesel line up. thanks tomo
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    We showed a new Yanmar 750cc vertical shaft v-twin diesel model Hustler Z with a 54" rear discharge deck.
    We also plan to offer the 54" side discharge with it.
    No pricing at this time, pictures to follow soon.

    Pj
     
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is that the same engine as on the Dixon?

    Its a shame its not larger and with the 60"deck, thats what most people would be interested in I would think.
    I suppose your limited by the available engine choices!
     
  7. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello pj, thanks 4 the reply sounds very interesting the yanmar 750cc, but unfortunately still not on the mark of approx 1000cc best suited to 60--66.If the yanmar was direct injection with torque levels abovecurrent 1000cc engines i may be interested. Is the install of the vert vtwin yanmar only the begining ,i can only hope the engine will be feed steroids and breed rapidly.The vtwin is it a new engine family or does it have heritage? [proven?]
    As u may have guessed i am in the market 4 a mower and hustler is a good product but incomplete range.
    Is this case i am forced to pick toro597d 60inch poor second but good points r compact ,well suited to 60/66, fair weight spec,good chassis/deck combo,second generation machine [most bugs have been soughted],very popular with contractors, large ozzy knowledge.Better trim than hustler [ in the 60 diesels ]
    IT misses on the following, the jury is still out on the engine only average all things considered [slightly under powered 4 heavy work ] No 66deck available .Cust support is slighlty better 4 hustler as toro classes diesel ztr as domestic unit sub catergory LCE.:hammerhead:
    MOST IMPORTANTLY HUSTLER APPEARS TO LISTEN TO CUST FEED BACK :waving: :waving: AND ACT !!!!
    I can appreciate both brands but iam writing this to at least give u my opinion .I am certain my thoughts would be similar to other contractors.
    THANKS TOMO
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe it is.
     

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