First post here, need a recommendation

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Ludicrous Speed, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone! I have been reading this site for a month or so now, lots of good info here.

    I am not in the business, just a homeowner that mows 2-3 acres at my new home. The rider I had is absolutely killing me in time and maintenance, so I am going to invest in a commercial ZT mower. I want to buy something that will last me a long time, and has a constructed (not stamped) deck.

    My neighbor has a Bad boy, 25/52 and I can cut my lawn in less than an hour as compared to 1-1.5 hrs for three evenings. That made me realie just how pathetic my rider is, lol:hammerhead:

    Which Hustler would you buy, if you were me, and why?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    For your size property a FasTrak is perfect, a 20hp 52" model would knock it out in a hurry, if you wanted to get it done even faster and had the room to store it and get in everywhere you need to mow, the 23/60 Hustler Z would be great also.
    Are you mowing any hills or ditches? what type of lawn are you dealing with? smooth? rough?
    Let me know.

    Pj
     
  3. blackandgold

    blackandgold LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ludicrous Speed

    What part of Southern Illinois are you from? Pretty much all the dealers in your area stock the entire Hustler line will be able to assist with your decision making...

    We sell a lot of Hustler Mowers in your neck of the woods.
     
  4. gps_jetskier

    gps_jetskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm just a homeowner now days, and I have the 23/60" Hustler Z. I love mine. Makes short work of my 3 acres. I'm not sure I could ever justify the added expense of the Super Z. I'd stick to the full size units rather then the fastracs myself, but I'm sure the smaller units are good too. Just my opinion is all.

    gps-jetkier
     
  5. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    My yard is mostly open, with a few trees and buildings. It is not the smoothest in the world, but I hope to help that a little in the spring with some fill and a yard roller. One part of the property used to be a horse pasture, so you can imagine the roughness, lol! No hills but a couple ditches. I plan on keeping the old rider for that, as there tends to be a lot of gravel on the edges and they are also steep.

    The two local dealers I talked to recommended about the same thing. One recommended the Mini Z 19/52, the other just said Z, (also 19/52)so I assume he meant the same thing, as they were close in price....

    What kind of ground speed does the Mini have? How about the others you spoke of?

    I am going to look at them tomorrow afternoon.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The Mini Z would be a great choice.
    It is a full commercial unit and it has a ground speed of 9 mph in forward and 7 mph in reverse.
     
  7. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed LawnSite Member
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    nt and test drove a new Mini Z and it was nice, but the dealer showed me a demo unit that had 100 hours on it. It was the Super Z with a 25 kaw 60" and the suspended seat. Man wa that thing smooth! I felt like I got beat around a little on the Mini. I am really leaning towards the Super for the price.

    Is $6700 fair for this mower? It looks like new. Anyhting I should ask about it?

    Thanks!
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Just make sure you get all the manuals and a fresh wax on it ad you are good to go!!
    That price is good with a new warranty and of course its about 1500 less than you would pay for it new.

    Pj
     
  9. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed LawnSite Member
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    Well, I took the plunge last weekend and bought the Super Z. What a nice machine, it is so fast, it's like riding a go cart! lol

    Now I just have to wait for it to dry up enough to try it out, everything is so wet here you can barely walk on the grass.
     
  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Congrats on the new mower !!!
    Where are the pics??...lol...lol....

    Pj
     

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