Homeowner ZTR, Tractor and mower discussion thread

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Capemay Eagle, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. mrich1353

    mrich1353 LawnSite Member
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    I have heard others mention all the dirt when mulching; I wonder if the Hustler is better; I also looked at a 2010 leftover Ex-Mark quest. They really down graded the 20111, but the 2010 seemed like a well built compact machine. My dealer only had the 22HP Briggs engine and I was ruling out because of that, maybe I should reconsider. It was less than the others I am looking at:
    I was quoted $4699.99 plus $200 for mulch kit, less $200 manufacturer discount, plus tax. I didn't push or negotiate yet, but saw them advertised as low as $3999. (no mulch) on-line.
    Under the 2010 specs, it seemed solid with welded deck and fabricated deck. What feedback have you heard?
     
  2. mrich1353

    mrich1353 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry - just reread and saw you are looking at a different Ex-Mark - too long on edit to change:
    It looks like the one you are looking at is now the Pioneer Series. I have no dealers near that stock any Pioneer Series; Are they decent? Their specs look pretty comparable to the Hustler with a 48" deck. I'll be talking to my dealers tomorrow. I'll ask about the Pioneers. I had priced out an Ex-Mark LazerZ E series and thought too pricey though not too far off the Hustler once I added the flex forks. The LazerZ E-Series coming in at $6549 plus mulch kit and tax.
     
  3. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More bang for the buck with the SD 48!
    You could also just look at the Superduty 48" Your still almost getting the same mower minus the FX series engine or Honda option. The Fastrak is really more than you will ever need! If I could fit a 48" mower around my obstacles, I would already own a Fastrak 48". I was pricing them last summer for $4900. Unfortunately my only options were the Fastrak SD or the Sport.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  4. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More bang for the buck with the SD 48!
    You could also just look at the Superduty 48" Your still almost getting the same mower minus the FX series engine or Honda option. The Fastrak is really more than you will ever need!
     
  5. mrich1353

    mrich1353 LawnSite Member
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    Just checked out the 2011 Hustler line up a local independent (but good!:cool2:) Dealer.
    I think the old literature I had created confusion.
    Three Residential models, Sport, FasTrak & FasTrak SD. I definitely do not need the SD.
    The 2011 FasTrak has the same ZT3100 transmissions as the SD, 22hp Kawasaki FS, non-folding ROP bar and 4 year residential warranty.
    I think I found a suitable machine if I can get comfortable driving this thing!
     
  6. Popeye77

    Popeye77 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
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    Are you kidding you'll be checking the grass everyday to see if it's ready to mow:clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  7. saw n mow

    saw n mow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Definitely what he said!!! You won't find enough grass to mow! :)

    Kevin
     
  8. damnfingers

    damnfingers LawnSite Member
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    Yes, the Pioneer series (E and S) look like very nice ZTR's...the Pioneer S is extremely well-built but just outside my budget I'm afraid.
     
  9. Popeye77

    Popeye77 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 244

    Neighbors will think you're crazy bugging them to cut their yard. I've cut 2 of mine
     
  10. saw n mow

    saw n mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I haven't went there...yet.

    Kevin
     

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