Flex Forks

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by mowerconsultant, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. mowerconsultant

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

    Since we are getting tons of inquiries on Flex Forks I thought I would start a thread with the part #s and the models they go on.
    Feel free to talk about Flex Forks in this thread, your experiences and even post some pics of them if you like.
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    Mini FasTrak / FasTrak Flex Forks part # 799288 MSRP $199.00

    Mini Z / Super Mini Z (including the 36/42) Flex Forks part # 600213 MSRP $199.00

    Hustler Z / Super Z Flex Forks part # 799270 MSRP $199.00

    Diesel Super Z Flex Forks part # 600890 MSRP $199.00


    Notes:
    The above pricing is for a pair of Flex Forks
    The Flex Forks do not come with tires / rims / bearings or hardware, you re-use your current items.
    We do not recommend use of Flex Forks with catching systems.
    Above pricing is MSRP, pricing may vary from dealer to dealer and region to region due to shipping costs to the dealer, these come packaged in a single box and a pair weighs anywhere from 40 to 55 pounds depending on the model.
    There is no trade in, return or exchange policy on your old forks.
    Flex Forks do not come installed on mowers from the factory, this is a dealer or end user installed option only.
    These are the only models of Flex Forks available at this time.
    The Flex Forks listed for each model series will work on any model in that series no matter how old the mower is.

    Hope this helps.

    Pj
     
  2. amtrucker22

    amtrucker22 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 69

    We purchased flex forks about 2 months ago... OMG we should have gotten these sooner. I use to feel like I got out of a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. Great invention!!!

    Paul
     
  3. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I ordered mine. Can't wait to see if they make a difference.
     
  4. recliner5

    recliner5 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 105

    I go tomorrow to get flex forks, I hope this was not waste of $225.00. I will let you know what how they are.
    Thanks Terp
     
  5. Daniels

    Daniels LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Ok do the flex forks wear out, Like a shock and need to be replaced over time ?
     
  6. recliner5

    recliner5 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 105

    Hey these Flex Forks are the berries. just like riding in a Cadillac. I made the right move for a change. I don't know if you have to replace after awhile. I also have the suspension seat. Yes I like them. Thanks Terp
     
  7. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,945

    It is the same rubber that is used on tractor trailer suspensions for hundreds of thousands of miles I doubt seriously the mower will last as long as the rubber in the flex forks. There is really not anything to wear out it is rubber that coils tight and then relaxes as the wheel goes back to normal position. This is a wonderful design and the person that formulated the rubber that is used was a genius.
     
  8. jimceez

    jimceez LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 18

    PJ,

    Just became a member of the Hustler family with a FasTrak. Great machine and cut!

    I ordered the Flex forks but the dealer said they were backordered with no date given when to expect them. Can you give me an idea of the time of the backlog.

    Two other things, it seems there a soot all over it when I used it for the first time - is that normal? It pulls to the right (I guess the hydros are off a touch) - how long should I wait to have the dealer adjust.

    Thanks.
     
  9. recliner5

    recliner5 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 105

    These flex forks are the berries. Ride like a Cadillac. As far as replacing i don't know. You won't go wrong by getting a pair. thanks Terp
     
  10. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    Inoticed something about not being able to use them if you have a bagging sytem, why? I am looking for as soft as a ride as possible and from what I can see it seems like these are the way to go-unless you bag?
     

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