hustler mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SMBUDDY46, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. SMBUDDY46

    SMBUDDY46 LawnSite Member
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    i was looking at the hustler and was wandering if anyone has had any experience with them and how they compare to the exmarks.
     
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really like my super z.
    Tim
     
  3. MikesLS

    MikesLS LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 35

    smbuddy46
    Hey I love my Hustler z,Pretty fast and great cut!:blob2:
     
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can only tell you about the 2003 Hustler z that I have. I have never used a Exmark.
    I bought it in July and have put 150 hours on it so far. It has the 24hp Honda and 60" deck. The deck cuts extremely well and clogs very little in tall wet grass. Not many slopes here but one yard has a long steep slope that goes down to a river and the Hustler holds that slope extemely well cutting side to side. The power seems good since there has never been a situation of bogging down even when pulling a Lesco core aerator 48" with 160 lbs of weight on it. The mower is very fast at 11mph, the super Z goes 15mph. The hydros are very strong as I mentioned before pulling the aerator which weighs about 200 lbs and with the added weight. The parking brake is excellent, and is set when you push the steering levers outward to dismount. It has a foot assisted deck lift and height adjustment. The unit weighs 1100 lbs and with the 12" wide rear tires and wide front tires never leaves much of a footprint on the lawns. It hold 12 gallons of gas so you don't have to fill up all day long. The Honda seems better on fuel than the kohlers I've had in the past. It has a Donaldson air filter that sits high above the engine on a bracket that arches across the motor almost like a wing. I installed a Qwikchute over the discharge chute that is operated by hand and works great. Well worth the money. The only reason I would deviate from the Hustler ZTR's is if I went to diesel since they do not offer one on their ZTRs.
    To sum it all up, great mower, very pleased and would definitely buy another.
     
  5. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    SMBUDDY46 I have a super-z for 2 years and it's the nbest mower I,ve ever had. I,ve had JD, Exmark, Grasshopper, Scag, and outhers. The quality is first class, customer support is .GREAT, also they will listen to what you have to say. TRY it and youll be glade ya did.
     
  6. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
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    We love our 4600 rangewing and the 3200's are awsome. Kubota diesel motors are great for power and they dont burn that much fuel. They are great machines. Just my two cents

    www.schmidtlawncare.com
     
  7. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good looking website...looks like you've got everything covered.
     
  8. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
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    Thankyou, It should be completely finished by the end of April. Going to add some more pics that were taken over the course of last summer and this winter and also take a few things out. Thankyou again.
     
  9. tedk

    tedk LawnSite Member
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    Hello SLC, what kind of awards do you have?
     
  10. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Four of the properties that we maintain have recieved either "most improved Landscape" or "most beautiful landscape" these were from either the chamber of commerace or the town commitees, two were convelesent homes, one a trash to energy plant, and the other a local hospital.
     

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