Hustler x one 54" overkill for 3 acres residential use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by slb9981, May 23, 2013.

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What are your thoughts on hustler x one for mowing 3 acres of residential mowing?

  1. Yes, the x one is too much mower for 3 acres of residential use

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. No, the x one would be a great mower for 3 acres of residential use

    23 vote(s)
    92.0%
  1. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    basically if you make 10 passes on the 60'', youll have to make 11 on the 54 to cut the same amount
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yup, over 3 acres 6" more cut per pass is huge!
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  3. slb9981

    slb9981 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys for the help so far. The dealer only has a demo in the 54" the 60" is $475 more?
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  4. slb9981

    slb9981 LawnSite Member
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    Ended up getting the 54". Thanks guys for the help and advice. I cant wait to try this sucker out. Headed out to get on it now.
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  5. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    You will cut 10% off whatever your mowing time may be...Not that big a deal, but in a cutting season it will add up, less fuel, less maintenance, less blade sharpening, and more time for other things...Like an older gentleman told me once, he said, "son let me tell you something, your free time is the most important thing you will have in this life, take advantage of it."
     
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  6. slb9981

    slb9981 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. Just got finished. It took me about 3 more minutes (50 minutes total) than it did two weeks ago when I used a friends 60" x one.

    This deck is incredible in terms of quality of the cut. I didn't see any clumping issues no matter what i through at it.
     
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    50 min for 3 acres???? That mower must be fast!!!
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  8. slb9981

    slb9981 LawnSite Member
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    Lol.. I got 3 acres and a 2500 ft^2 house amd handful of trees... Actually 3.6 acres but i don't mow the 0.6 acres. I may be a little off but its definitely between 2.5 and 3 acres. Its all flat and very few obstacles.

    Most of the charts.i saw showed over 3 acres for a 60" at 80% efficiency.
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  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In all honesty you may have cut an acre or so in 50 min. Puppy with his 72" near top speed may do 3 acres an hour on flat wide open mowing. Those charts arent real world conditions.
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  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    You may have been overlapping a little more with the 60 than you realized, that is if the mowers are the same speed, and even with them listed as the same speed, the same mower can vary a slightly.

    54 รท 60 = 0.90 This means with everything equal, the same speed, and the same overlap, the 54" deck will cut 90% of what the 60" deck will cut in the same time period. This means if it takes you 50 minutes, as you said with the 54, then it should take you 45 mins, or 10% of 50 mins being 5 mins less time with the 60".

    Can you tell any difference in the feel or maneuverability between the 54 & 60. Even with mowers that are supposedly the same, there can be a difference in speed and feel.
     

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