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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutedge, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I finally narrowed my choices down to these 2 machines: EXMARK LAZER Z HP 19hp Kawi, 50'' (Triton?) or HUSTLER MINI Z 23hp Kawi, 52''

    My dealer has them both sitting next to each other in the showroom for $6,900. I can't decide which one to go with. Any and all opinions are helpful. I'm mainly concerned with cut quality. Both machines seem to be the same in durability. And 2'' in deck width doesn't really matter. What should I go with? Thanks
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    cutedge, why not compare apples to apples? compare the Lazer Z HP 23hp w/ 50" deck to the Mini Z 23hp w/ 52" deck. If it were my choice I'd go eXmark hands down.

    Good luck with your choice.

  3. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    I haven't used Hustler, but I am sold forever on ExMark. I think you'll be pleased, but who knows what Hustler has to offer. The good thing is you'll have good customer support since you are buying them local.
  4. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    My dealer has the 19/50 in stock so he can give me a much better deal
  5. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Anyone else?
  6. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    I have a mini z with a 36 inch cut, and it cuts beautifully at full speed. the hustler has one of the best decks in the industry, not to mention the best warranty as well. I think this decision is gonna have to come from directly though, because theres guys on here who swear by exmark, and theres ones who swear by hustler they are both good mowers, but for the same price the hustler has the better warranty.
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    I was also looking at both machines,but,in different sizes.I bought the exmark and could not be happier.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Both sound like a bad idea to me.
  9. tinkerlawn

    tinkerlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    I would go with the Hustler for a couple of reasons:
    Ease of use the drive levers have a much smoother feel and aren't nearly as stiff as the Exmark, making it more comfortable to use over long mowing runs;
    The frame of the of the Hustler has a lifetime warranty;
    The Hustler has a faster ground speed;
    The Hustler is also well laid out and very easy to work on, check it out for yourself, changing oil everything is located within reach with plenty of room, very few grease points because of the use of sealed ball bearings, among other things

    That all being said I would say the cut quality is a wash, with small edge given Exmark if that is a Triton deck

    In my opinion I would go with the Hustler, I currently have 2 exmarks and 2 hustlers, and you really begin to appreciate the hustlers when you start doing maintenance on them, everything is easy to find and you can tell a lot of thought has really been put into them.
  10. cutedge

    cutedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Why's that?

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