Hustler Fastrak

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Palmer'sLS, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does any one own one, or has any one used one. seems like a great product, thanks for any info
     
  2. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
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    I own one and its for sale too.
     
  3. TXLAWNBOY

    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
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    I own one (52"), and you're right it is a great product...for what it was designed to do, and that would be residental/estate (under 5 acres) use. If you are looking for a mower to use around your home once a week it is one of the best residental mowers out there, if you are thinking of using it for commercial use DON'T DO IT! I kick myself for being under-educated and mis-lead into buying mine everyday. If you are looking to buy your first ztr ask yourself a this

    1. Am I paying cash or financing?.....Paying cash, ok I don't blame you, whats your budget $5k-$6k. If this is the case you can get into a comm. machine in this price range as well (Gravely, Encore, Bobcat) all good and priced well also. If your financing then for how long? Lets just say 36mos. an extra $1k will only cost you $20-$40 a month (one yard cut a month..you can do that, right) So if you were going to pay cash and you have $3500-$4500 use part or all of that and finance the remaining $500-$1500.

    All I am saying is look at ALL your options and you don't have to buy a high $ ztr to get a good quality machine and good dealer support.

    Good luck
     
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    i saw an advertisment saying that the new fastrack where of commercial grade, is this true.....
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The FasTrak will work for a person just starting out in the business or for light commercial use.
    There is a 1 year or 400 hour commercial warranty with the FasTrak 44 and 52 inch models.
     
  6. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
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    I couldnt afford what I wanted so I bought the fasttrack 42" and so far Im very impressed.Ive only had it for a couple of weeks so far though and you know time is the real test.Check with your dealer to find how much he is selling them for, you should be able to get one way below msrp. My opinion only and good luck with whatever you buy.Its not a stamped deck tractor for sure.
     
  7. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
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    is it a bad thing that it is for sale farnorth?
     
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was at the Western PA Turf show today and looked at the Hustlers. Three people in the booth talked with me and they all steered me away from the Fastrak, saying it was primarily intended for high-end homeowner. They did quote the warrantee information cited above, but strongly suggested I consider the SuperMini-Z, even in favor of the Mini-Z (wow -- Hustler really needs some work on their naming; the lineup is very confusing!).

    I do have to say the Super looked like a very nice machine, about $1,200 more than the Mini.
     
  9. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks roger, the more i read the more i think i might want to go ahead and get the mini-z. if im gonna spend the money might as well buy what i need the first time. yeah and i agree that the lineup is very VERY confusing haha
     
  10. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
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    i want to know the difference between the hustler z and the super z.
     

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