Drag Race

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Keep in mind we are comparing apples and oranges.

    And they're off;

    beck on the Dixie (genaeric) is out front just hits top speed, and LGF on the Hustler Super Z (honda) just over takes him and starts to pull away, then Summer on the Bladerunner (lambordini)finaly takes a commading lead and pulls away. We did it this way a couple of times with the same happen each time.

    Then Alex from bladerunner hops on the BR to do it again against the Supper Z and the BR pulls away again.

    Then Alex and I switch and the BR still pulled away once the Super Z tops out at 15mph.

    All 3 mowers are VERY fast and in my opinion I call it a 3 way tie. They each have their advantages and disadvantages over each other.
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    I have yet to find a way to mow at full speed without leaving a trashy lawn .... one that needs to be mowed again. I'll keep it a little slower and mow it good the first time.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i don't know.. there's just something about the idea of a lawnmower that runs most school zone speed limits that just scares me. i'll have to stick to my 5mph walker till i can get my smaller pulley to get to about 7mph. maybe next season i can jump to 9.5 with an HP.
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not to pee on the parade but any mower can go faster by turning the hydros up. The Hustler can do +20MPH if the hydros are cranked , but why?

    I am sure all 3 have good points but I have only been on 1 or 2 lawns that could be mowed at mach speed and this would be Soldier field and Lambeau field. Unfortunately, I don't have those accounts.
    I'm like Mike for now.
  5. rwleigh

    rwleigh Banned
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    Any pictures of the race?

    Also if I am reading this correctly the old bladerunner was the fastest mower there?
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    did you invite bob vila or tim allen to participate as celebrity drivers?
  7. rwleigh

    rwleigh Banned
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    By the way just how fast are these mowers? The dixie guys around here claim that the geneiric dixie is the fastest dixie produced and it will run 18 mph. So I quess that the hustler and the bladerunner must run 20+!
  8. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    on some lawns in CT my Sthm is airborn at 5-6 mph. Maybe I need a Ferris w springs Ed
  9. You don't always have to use that speed, it is there if and when you need it.
  10. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    Just to give an example,

    I was thinking today about using a Super Z with a blower buggy at 15 mph to blow off a large property that i am bidding for next year. I dont think that you can even run that fast.

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