Hustler 66 EFI or 72 Diesel,which one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by REALSLOW, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
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    My dealer is making me an offer on Hustlers that is hard to pass up. I can get a 66 efi or a 72 diesel for a great price. Let me say the diesel is so cool and I want a 72 but they look to involved for me and the weight will cost to much in fuel to drive on the truck plus not to mention the damage to the properties. If any one has one of these I wish they would chime in.

    I can also get a 66 EFI for a great price but would rather have a 72. Is the EFI 28 enough power for a 66 or 72? I have a 2006 XR7 60 27 Kohler and I am happy but wish for a little more power 10% would be fine. I can get what ever I want for a great price I MEAN CHEAP for a Hustler.
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just remember, the Diesel likely still has the older 69" deck. This could be good or bad.

    28EFI is OK for the 66"....IMO, nothing but the diesel is powerfull enough for the 72" decks.

    Personally, I'd wait...
     
  3. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    Is a 66 28 more powerful than a 60 27? The diesel is a 72 XR7 , all the diesel to me look like complicated piles of crap. The beauty of the Hustler is how strait foward and simple the whole design is. We half beat the living crap out of this chasses for 250 hours,I mean slamming into everything at 15MPH holes ditches and the chasses still is like new not one rattle. I looked at a Kabuta Diesel the other day and brand new it was a rattle trap looked like nothing but long term problems to me. I hear the Hustler diesel has issues and the Super smaller gasser is way moer reliable. The diesel does have much bigger pumps and wheel motors however.Thanks for posting.
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    IMO, yes.
    Just make sure. I wasn't aware they started production of the 72" XR-7 w/hydraulic drive.
    Same pumps, not totally sure about the wheel motors....if anything the motors might be the same as the ATZ.
     
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If It were me ,I would pass On the 72...unless Its just for flat open areas.
    I would go with the 60 somthing Inch...But I would look for the diesel even with a 60.
    I would wait.
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    XR-7's are not available on the diesel.
    The diesel uses Hydro Gear axial piston wheel motors.
     
  7. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
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    Its a 72 what is it?
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's the old (non XR-7) deck. It's actual cut width is 69"
     
  9. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    Why did it not get the XR7 ? I looked at it, I am not impressed to complicated to heavy can't imagine a repair bill $$$$$$$$$$$$ not for me. The machine would just be bragging rights. Hustler even knows their super is their best mower. Don't be suprised if it is discontinued.
     

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