Hustler Anti-Rollover Wheel Assembly

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cemler, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. cemler

    cemler LawnSite Member
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    Curious as to why I only see Hustler using anti-scalp wheels for what they call "anti-rollover wheel assembly," which are located on the frame below the engine cover. I do believe this feature is on all their models.

    Is this really an added feature over other makes, is it to compensate for balance problem, or other?

    Seems like a splendid attribute to me, but what's the real reason?
     
  2. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    Real reason is most all Z turns have a back bumper to protect the engine, Hustler put thoes there to prevent high centering in a ditch area, it provents the back crash guard from dragging the ground. By putting the wheels there it allows it to roll out of the ditch easier.
     
  3. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    Wright uses them too.
     
  4. Wright Mfg

    Wright Mfg Guest
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    Yes, we use them on all Standers and Sentars. It helps to keep the mower from flipping over if you were to say, back down a steep hill and stop suddenly or go forward suddenly. If there were no wheels, then whatever was sticking out the back of the mower would stick into the ground and be a pivot point for the mower to flip over. With the "anti-rollover" wheels, as soon as the mowers rear wheels start coming off the ground as it's flipping back, the "anti-rollover" wheels begin to roll the mower down the hill, not allowing a foothold for the mower to continue flipping. They do that on wheelchairs and scooters too.

    We don't do it for a balance "problem". We have a balance "advantage". With our Standers and Sentars, you have the ability to step off the back of the mower quickly if things get hairy, so we don't have to position so much weight forward as they do on riders that trap you in with control levers. Since mid-mount Z's don't allow you to bail off the mower, they need to have extra weight forward for added insurance against doing a wheelee, but with that added weight up front, you can't cross as steep a hill, back up a hill or even turn on flat ground as quickly and without loss of traction.

    We also have the advantage over mid-mount Z's because we can position our weight as needed, forward, back and to the sides as you mow in different situations.

    JV
     

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