How important is trim width from wheel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tom W, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Tom W

    Tom W LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I am getting ready to buy either a Hustler Z or Mini Z in a 52" cut. I feel for the extra $500.00 the Hustler Z is a better buy. My only question is, since I am new to a ZTR type mower, would the close trim width on the Hustler Z be a big disadvantage over the Mini Z that has a large amount of trim width pass the drive wheel.
    Thanks in advance.
    Tom Wilkinson
  2. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Why not get the big Z with a 60" deck you would regain your ease of trimming.. I went through this when I was looking for my first Z and opted for the smaller (compact) machine with the 52" deck. Reason, compact is lower, lighter and a tad shorter. Sidehill capability was also a concern of mine (lower center of gravity) also most of my lawns are rather tighty landscaped and I thought the full size Z would get me into trouble. Look at YOUR lawns and make up YOUR own mind and if at all possible demo both machines on your lawns.

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