Hustler Turf Equipment is looking for your input.

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In a fuel gauge on the new fuel tanks would you rather have:

  1. A - a mechanical “dial” type indicator gauge

    43 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. B - a translucent “strip” or “sight line” in the tanks so you can see the exact level of the fuel. (

    58 vote(s)
    57.4%
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  1. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Hustler Turf Equipment is looking for your input.
    We are in the process of redesigning our current fuel tanks we use on our commercial riders, such as the Hustler Z, Super Z, Mini Z and Super Mini Z.
    We are looking for you to vote in a poll in this thread.
    The Question is…..
    In a fuel gauge on the new fuel tanks would you rather have:
    A - a mechanical “dial” type indicator gauge
    Or
    B - a translucent “strip” or “sight line” in the tanks so you can see the exact level of the fuel. (you would be able to see this from the operators position)

    These are the two options please vote above.
    We look forward to your input.

    Thank you

    Hustler Turf Equipment
     
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    In my opinion the mechanical guage would be the best and here's why. Just think about trimmers, blowers ect. w/ tanks that are visible. They don't stay that way for long until you cant see through the tank, at least this is the case with me. I think a sight line on the tank will only be effective for a short time.
    Tim
     
  3. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    as long as the translucent strip won't yellow in less than a year. Pluss the tank is dark inside, might be good if it stuck out a little to let light in. Kind of like a 'clear straw'.
     
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    I chose B, because i have found after a while the "dial" type guages are not as accurate. Its better to actually see the fuel in my opinion.
     
  5. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Would like the (B) option! the gauges cant be read after some time in the sun most turn brown. Also got the kit yesterday and I like it alot, easy install, want to get to some fescue to mow with it.
    Thank you
    Dennis
     
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    Thanks for keeping us in mind. Love my Super Zs...
     
  7. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    I like the mechanical fuel gage idea. I think the sight line would fade with time requiring tank replacement to repair. The mechanical fuel gage would probably be easier to repair if it should fail. I would like to see a design that could be fitted to existing mowers that don't currently have a gage.
     
  8. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    The sight line would be better, mechanical gauges never seem to last.
     
  9. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    A - a mechanical “dial” type indicator gauge
    Or
    B - a translucent “strip” or “sight line” in the tanks so you can see the exact level of the fuel. (you would be able to see this from the operators position)

    I voted -B- because you can see the fuel. It goes with the keep it simple rule. That is as long as it will not discolor (rendering it useless!) I got an idea!!! Why not make the mechanical gages available as an option? Then if the sight glass ever discolored you could purchase the mechanical when needed. Just a thought.

    Jeff
     
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    PJ,
    My friend's Ferris has a translucent tank and it's great. I don't know what the cost difference is, but you may find it's cheapest to have a fully translucent tank, instead of a stripe. BTW, the machine is 9 years old and has not faded. I'd go with the stripe or complete see-through tank.
    DP
     
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