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ExMark Hustler Gravely Bad Boy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Marque, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,110

    I once read the giant press JD uses cost over a million dollars back when they first had it built (Husqvarna has one too). Who knows what it would cost nowdays with the price of metals being what they are. The cost of both the press and the required dies (which run upwards of 100K each) simply put them out of the financial reach of most commercial mower manufacturers since none of them are even close to JD & Husky in size or assets. Many can afford smaller presses to stamp their entry level decks and decks up to 10 gauge but the press needed to stamp 7 gauge steel accurately and repeatedly is a whole new ball game.

    Personally, I have no problem owning either style.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014

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