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Exmark Phazer vs. Toro Z100 vs. Hustler Mini Z 44"ers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LandscapeMasterpieceGA, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    These are the models that I would like comments and comparisons on. I am settled on a 44", now I need to know which one.
    BTW-all 3 have close, trustworthy dealer support.
    And any history on priced paid on these would be grealtly appreciated.
  2. Choctaw Scalper

    Choctaw Scalper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I just got a 42" Hustler and love it. Only issue I have is when I mow a yard with lots of weeds it seems to clump excessively under the deck. But I love the mower and wouldn't trade it for anything.
  3. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    Hustler would be the best bet for the best built machine although you will pay more for it.
  4. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    What makes a Hustler better than an Exmark or a Toro?
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

  6. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    bump !
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Gravely 144 Z
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    That's absolutely correct.

    The Toro Z100... with it's tin can deck and two piece frame... Not in the same class as Hustler.

    The eXmark Phazer, can't really say a lot about because I haven't seen it in person yet. But you can just look at it and tell it's not intended for the same class as the Hustler Mini Z. Not that there is anything wrong with that. It will surely be a great sucess for flat small lot specialists who want to sit and ride. But everyone will regret those small front tires.

    Personally, in this class, I have to agree with MTR and give the Gravely's the nod in this category as far as the overall machine. Gravely has whipped up on everyone in the mini class.
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    What he said. Gravely 144Z :cool2:
  10. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    am a big fan of ex mark ,but not the phazer,looks real cheep ,looks more like a homeowners model ,yes it is a zero turn but does not have wheel motors and only one pump ,the drive is more like a lawn tractor two hydrostatic drive ,not real sure it could handle everyday use like 10 to 20 hrs. a week

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