How well does a 3 year old 37" mulch?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Mr.Mow-It-All, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looking at buying a hydro, floating, 37" walkbehind. How well is the cut?
    how well will it mulch?
    how well does it bag?
    What should I look for on a unit that is 3-4 years old with 320 hours on it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    To answer all your questions....
    It cuts, mulches and bags great!
    With 320 hours I would look for general wear items such as blades, belts and bearings...

    Pj
     
  3. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it a 3 blade or two blade design?

    Thanks
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    2 blade design, we have had that unit in production for many years, it cuts great.
    The new TrimStar hydro walks have a similar 2 blade design also.

    Pj
     
  5. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the difference with the trimstar. Is it shorter in overall lenght. this 37" unit looks to be long, however I have never seen one in person, will be looking at it in a couple of weeks.

    I have looked at the trimstar on the web site. Just wondering what the comparisons are to this older model. I may decide to buy a new one?

    Thank you for your replies!!

    Drew
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    The TrimStars are lighter, shorter and also have the new deck design and 2nd generation of the Hustler exclusive H-Bar steering (built in cruise control).
    They both use 15hp Kawasaki's, although the Trimstar has the newer KAI series, better air filtration is a main feature to this engine series.
    The TrimStar is less expensive also.
    Take a look at them and drive them, make your decision after you have done so.

    Pj
     
  7. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    But doesn't the Trimstar come only with the belt system vs hydro for the 37" and that is why they are cheaper?
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have 2 lines of TrimStar walk behinds, gear (belt) drive and hydro.
    Here are the models and pricing for both.

    TrimStar Gear Drive, 13HP Kaw KAI 32", Pistol Grip TSG13KAW32A (927632) $2,999
    TrimStar Gear Drive, 15HP Kaw KAI 36", Pistol Grip TSG15KAW36A (927640) $3,299
    TrimStar Gear Drive, 17HP Kaw KAI 48", Pistol Grip TSG17KAW48A (927657) $3,699

    TrimStar Hydro, 15HP Kaw KAI 36" TS15KAW36A (927400) $4,699
    TrimStar Hydro, 17HP Kaw KAI 48" TS17KAW48A (927426) $5,199
     

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