Hustler & Bad Boy Side By Side

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by puppypaws, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    The best Hustler and Bad Boy have to offer ! ! !

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  2. Dave Carney

    Dave Carney LawnSite Member
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    Nice! Thanks for posting that.
  3. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Hustler looks like it might be a little more stable with the wider base....Do you run both machines...what are your opinions
  4. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
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    Must be nice....................
    Which one do you like better ?
  5. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think I would take the Hustler myself.....but I will strongly encourage an Deere!:rolleyes:
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am checking everything in detail very closely and will give a fair opinion based on my experience after I have more seat time.

    I will say this, the 32 hp Vanguard on the 60" Bad Boy Lightening is extremely strong. I think you can see in this picture I will put them to the test in rough conditions and in normal cutting. This is signal grass about 28" high measured with a tape and the motor never whimpered. I also cut, measured 14" high bermuda grass and the engine payed it no attention, I could not believe this and I was the one doing it. This would have stopped the Hustler 28 efi and I had the hydraulic deck set on number 3 on the Bad Boy and it hardly changed sounds (UNBELIEVABLE).

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  7. Dave Carney

    Dave Carney LawnSite Member
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    Excellent. Also, if you could, comment on the BB suspension. I don't really see how those front rubber things work, when the fork system appears solid.
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    For a shorter wheel base than the Hustler the torsion rubber suspension helps a great deal, it actually rides good after I let the air pressure down from 15 to 10 lbs. and it was not riding bad before. I could never see that suspension wearing out or giving maintenance problems.
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    The bad boy looks like a good mower but the seat does seem to be a bit high off the ground..I would go with The Hustler....But more likely i would buy a scag.
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is not solid, there is a 1/2" bolt going through the center hub to mount the wheel then on the front there is 2 shoulder bolts with a allen head that goes through the fork plate on each side at 5/8" and necks down to 1/2". This allows the wheel to pivot in the front on the shoulder bolt and compresses the rubber to take the shock out, believe me it works.

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