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Excel Hustler Recall

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Richard Martin, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Excel Industries Inc., of Hesston, Kan., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers. Excessive heat, vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over time and rub against the transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be cut. This poses a fire hazard and a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

    Excel has received two reports of incidents where gasoline leaks were discovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

    This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44- and 52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the "FasTrak" logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower can be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in front of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform.

    Model Number
    Serial Number

    P01107001 to P01107003 and 01127001 to 02057338

    01127008 to 02057218


    01117001 to 02057263

    02027111 to 02057243

    02047277 to 02057128

    Authorized Hustler dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.

    Consumers should stop using these recalled riding mowers immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line and replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer, consumers can call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit Excel's web site at www.excelhustler.com
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Please note:
    This is a residential machine.
    The FasTrak is not a commercial unit.
    This recall is only for the FasTrak.
    Customers with the Hustler Z and Super Z need not worry this recall does not affect them.

    Any FasTrak owners reading this should check there serial number, and contact Excel Industries (Hustler Turf Equipment) if necessary ASAP.
  3. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    Hustler seems to be on top of it. How many times have corporations been derelict in fixing a potential safety problem. Bravo for Hustler!

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