Fastrak prices

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by hansenke, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. hansenke

    hansenke LawnSite Member
    from NE PA
    Posts: 16

    Can anyone give me the true market price for the fastrak, preferably the 18/52 or 20/52 models? I've seen some posts where the price has been ~$4,800. Is the a fair price, or are most dealers closer to the MSRP?

    Here are the MSRP for the Fastrak:

    FasTrak, 17.5HP B&S / 44" 926774 $4,699
    FasTrak, 17.5HP B&S / 52" 926600 $4,899
    FasTrak, 16HP Honda / 44" 926527 $4,899
    FasTrak, 18HP Honda / 44" 926519 $5,099
    FasTrak, 18HP Honda / 52" 926592 $5,299
    FasTrak, 20HP Honda / 52" 926501 $5,499


    Thanks,
     
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Your MSRP's are off on your Honda powered units, they went up $100.00 on January 1st 2003.
    $4800.00 is a great price on that unit.

    Later
    Pj
     
  3. grass lover

    grass lover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Looked at the FasTrak as well and was quoted $3999 for the 17.5/44 and $4800 for the 20/52. Good luck.
     
  4. hansenke

    hansenke LawnSite Member
    from NE PA
    Posts: 16

    Thanks, Mowerconsultant. Do you know if there are any dealers in my area (zip 18657 Scranton Area) The Web has the closest being in Allentown, which is about 1 1/2 hours away. Do you know if the Southern Tier of NY might have a dealer?

    Thanks.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

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

    I will forward this post to the rep that works Pa and he will get me some more info on your closest dealers

    Later
    Pj
     
  6. grass lover

    grass lover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Hansenke - I was still trying to make up my mind and visited the dealer again this week. Dealer is in Middle Tenn about 25 miles East of Nashville. Prices he quoted on the FasTrak are:

    FasTrak, 17.5HP B&S / 44" 926774 $3,995
    FasTrak, 17.5HP B&S / 52" 926600 $4,165
    FasTrak, 18HP Honda / 44" 926519 $4,420
    FasTrak, 18HP Honda / 52" 926592 $4,590
    FasTrak, 20HP Honda / 52" 926501 $4,760

    He didn't have on the 16HP Honda /44" in stock. Also gave me a good price on the Mini Z 23HP Kaw with a 52" deck for $6,200. I hesitated and didn't take it that day and it sold the next. Waiting for him to get another one in Monday. If you are thinking about the 20/52 and haven't driven the Mini Z you owe it to your self to see the difference. The FasTrak was good, but the Mini Z is GREAT.
    Tested the Exmark Lazer series to include the CT 44", HP 52" and full size Z with 60" 25HP and they didn't compare to the Mini Z in cut quality, steering, comfort or features. I'm a Hustler fan for life. Good luck with your decision. I know mine was a hard one, but I'm going for the Mini Z. I just hope my dealer doesn't have a Super Mini Z in stock to confuse me again.
     
  7. hansenke

    hansenke LawnSite Member
    from NE PA
    Posts: 16

    Thanks Grass Lover,

    Your initial write up on the Fastrak vs. the Lazer CT turned me toward the Fastrak in the first place. I hadn't heard of the model before then. Ideally, I'd like to have a mower built like the Mini Z, or Lazer S (or any of the good mid sized commercial) but I've kind of implemented a $5000 ceiling to this purchase.

    My current mower has accumulated 300 hours in 6 years of use. With a fastrak (or any other of the mowers mentioned) that usage will be cut in half. Even if I put the same hours on it because it is so much fun to cut the lawn ( I doubt it, since it still can't beat a round of golf ) that still gives me 15-18 YEARS of service before I start approaching the hours mentioned in this site before I have to replace the wheel motors, etc.

    So, the real question is whether the fastrack (or others) can run that long without breaking, and if the extra $1,400 to bump up to a Mini Z would buy more hours of use. At some point I decided I had to draw the line and recognize that I wasn't a commercial cutter, and it would be really hard to justify spending the extra money if it didn't add considerably to the equation (ie. can I play more rounds of golf :))

    What originally got me thinking about a new purchase was that my current mower couldn't handle the abuse that my lawn could dish out. Hopefully, my assumption that a commercial grade mower can, is correct, and being able to cut my lawn in half the time is just a fantastic bonus.

    Thanks again for all your advice.
     

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