Hustler Super Z - problems with model

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  1. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Scag's are beautiful but also Cobbie at the same time. :laugh:
     
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I just thought it was funny how he goes flat stick towards the back of the property and at 10.32 he hits something and cr@ps his pants, then comes back and says "ok, full speeds not for mowing" I dont think he was referring to the cut but the way he almost crashed it!

    What I did notice was the engine bogging down when he pushes the sticks forward in high gear. That grass was long, but thin and dry. Easy stuff!
     
  3. puppypaws

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    That mower needs more engine power, maybe not if all he cuts is like the grass in the video, but put the mower into something like crabgrass and it would really cut his productivity. That could be easily remedied with the big block 36 hp Vanguard. The grass that mower was cutting, the engine should have never changed sounds, zero rpm drop without need of the governor.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

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    It looked like whatever he hit bucked him up off the seat enough to kill the blades.
     
  5. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ?

    Why do you say a Vangaurd ?
     
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Exactly!

    Just realised, this thread has been thoroughly hijacked!
     
  7. puppypaws

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    I know you believe the blades just can't turn fast enough to cut grass at the speed of the Cheetah in the video, so how do you suppose it performed that miracle?

    If the blades can't turn fast enough, where is the standing grass left in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMZfRGSxFgg
     
  8. Ridin' Green

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    You know, I normally respect your opinions, but when you start whining like a baby because I posted the truth straight from Hustler, you make yourself look very small.

    If you want to come at me, then come on with it. No need to post "someone said". Everyone knows I said it. I'll stand by it. Bring your mower up here and see just how much grass it misses at full sticks during the summer months. Just because you mow several acres on a farm, does not make you the end all be all of mower knowledge. Nor does having more than one Z. Many of us have cut as much grass as you have or more, and have some pretty good ideas about what works and what doesn't. Until you've mowed all over the country you have no idea of what works anywhere else other than your immediate area.

    Like I said DO THE MATH. The math is what it is. Numbers don't lie. The numbers say that the odds are very high for lots of stringers being left behind, especially on northern turf.

    Just because the crap you cut is very stiff and you can cut it clean enough for your satisfaction, doesn't mean it would pass everyone else's standards- LCO or customer. Nor does it mean that your mower willl do it on any other turf grass outside of what you are cutting.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ok you two, play nice!
     
  10. puppypaws

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    The blades probably don't turn as fast in Michigan, could be the air is just much thinner that far north, that may why the "ODDS" are very high for lots of stringers being left.
     
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