Help, HustlerSuper or Trim Star

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TSG, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Help, Hustler Super or Trim Star
    Tomorrow I was going down to buy a TrimStar 48"/17 Hydro
    I demoed it and like it a lot
    and I plan on running a proslide on it.
    Out the door = 4599.00

    Got a call from another dealer (same distance) who said he had a couple "Supers".
    48"/23. Said he bought them specifically for New England Hills.
    Electric start
    Out the door= 6550.00

    Is the Supers that much better of a machine?
    Does anyone regret getting the TrimStar over the Super?
    Any input is appreciated

    Thanks in advance
    Alan

    PS
    I really want to run this machine with a Proslide or Bull rider
    since the Hustler Sulky/Striper is not getting great reviews.
    It does lay down one hell of a stripe though.
     
  2. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Hustler Super Walkbehinds are no longer made......they're built like tanks and many people fussed about seeing them go.

    If you can get one at a good price, go for it! Betcha there will be people sending PM's to you asking where that dealer is.
     
  3. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    That is what the dealer said
    He has them out for 6550.00
    2000.00 for than the trimstar
    Is it worth it
     
  4. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    I don't remember what they sold for; post a message in the Hustler forum here on Lawnsite and see what PJ says.....
     
  5. Linebackjack

    Linebackjack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    First, that's one heck of a mower, it's built like a tank. I'll never go back to pistol grips again. $6550 is list on that Super Walk, go back and try to get that price down some more. Good luck.
     
  6. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Is the Super 2000.00 better than the TrimStar?
    I can only see 2 HP and electric start,,,but there must be more
    Alan
     
  7. jhsmith4

    jhsmith4 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 110

    I have a Trimstar 48/17 Hydro with the P/S, absolutly love it!.I did install a mulch kit, cuts well. The P/S works good,but I'm on the heavy side so it does drain the power. The controls are great! Good Luck!!
     
  8. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Do you think you would do better with the Bull rider or possibly the
    Hustler Sulkie/striper
    Thanks
    Alan
     
  9. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    Hi Allan,
    I bought my 54/25hp mowers for $6500 each- I don't really see paying $2k more for 6 hp (plus you willl have to buy a brake kit for the mower as well $200+)
    Pm me who you talked to- Did they say the hydro system is different on the 2mowers?
    I wouldn't think twice about getting the trim star- as I said awhile ago it has some features that mine don't have.
    A 2 wheeled sulky will work well with the 17 hp. It will stripe very well as well.

    Your still welcome to come down and try mine.
    Joel:waving:
     
  10. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Joel
    I spent a lot of time this week on the trimstar and decided to go that way.
    I also demoed the Hustler sulkie/striper. It also pulled me pretty well
    The lines were awesome.
    If I go that route, I am thinking proslide
    but with only 17 hp, I am thinking bull rider
    I will PM you tonight
    Time to put this deal to bed
    Alan
     

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