Have a dilemma .. your advice..

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ryebread211, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. ryebread211

    ryebread211 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&c...057,-76.433847&spn=0.000431,0.001116&t=h&z=20

    Theres my yard. I cut it now with an old Cub Cadet. I make a lot of turns but it still make it look nice. The back yard(lower side of pic) is on a somewhat steeper slant. My question to you is...

    Would you go with a Hustler Sport 42" Zero Turn $3500 or a Simplicity Lawn Tractor for $2600 if this was your lawn...

    I like to stripe as shown in this pic.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=345660


    Any advice would be great!
     
  2. GunnPropertyServices

    GunnPropertyServices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 374

    i would go with the lawn tractor, not a big enough yard to spend that kinda money and get a stripping kit for it
     
  3. Leo the Landscaper

    Leo the Landscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    The Hustler ZTR's blow clippings out in all directions regardless if you run with a chute or mulching deck. You have a long sidewalk... Supposedly Hustler has come out with a new deck design but I cannot confirm that. It is a good industrial mower not something I would recommend for the home owner. I would go with the lawn tractor.
     
  4. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 379

    If you want to cut it in 10 minutes so you can get out and do other things then get a z-turn.
     
  5. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    Do not purchase either mower.......:nono:

    Hire a reputable lawn care service to mow it weekly. :cool2:
     
  6. ryebread211

    ryebread211 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    ha! good one! im a perfectionist and would rather do it myself. i take pride in my lawn and it def shows..
     
  7. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755


    This is not a forum for homeowners.
     
  8. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755

    Have run Hustlers for years. Have no idea what your talking about. Perhaps your blades are upside down.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  9. Leo the Landscaper

    Leo the Landscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    One of our other facility runs Huslter Z's with RD decks one is set up as a mulcher the other the RD chute is open. Both mowers run gator blades. The cut is perfect and stripes very nice. The only issue is the amount of clipping left on adjoining concrete. The problem is a little less pronounced on the mower with the open chute. I talk to the gentleman that runs that facility and according to him: Hustler has come out with a new deck design that is supposed to help with this issue. Problem is the decks are not compatible with older machines. No doubt the cut is nice.
     
  10. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 602

    Then why are you here, are you renting?
     

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