I think i'm going to buy a hustler....a few questions.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by matthew horner, May 29, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm going to be the father of a new z in the next few weeks. I am selling my used equip. and purchasing a new rider. I mow about 2 days a week, and landscape the rest of the time.

    I am looking for something fast, strong, and able to cut well at all heights and at a fast pace without leaving straglers. Also, I fear hills, and i've heard hustlers are good on slopes.

    I have a hustler dealer about 30 mins from me.

    I am looking at the z's, super z's, or super mini z's.

    My accounts are postage stamps to 2 acre lots with trees.

    I've been mowing with a 52 inch toro wb and a 50 inch dixie.

    Would my productivity on these types of props increase greatly with a 60"? I absolutely hate any scalping! Would I see a great increase in scalping?

    Also, is the super mini z a fast mower. If it was fast and manuverable enough, it might solve my problem and I could get it with a 52 inch deck.

    My other choices are toro and john deere.

    Thank you,
    Matthew
     
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Super Z with a Kohler 27HP and the 52"deck. I got rid of my 61" deck machine for this machine. No more concerns about scalping and because it's soooooo much faster I've actually increased productivity. The Mini Z is only a couple of mph slower than the super Z and for the amount of accounts you say you have I feel it would suffice nicely. My friend has a Mini with a 23HP Kawi and the 44" deck and loves it. We both have the mulching decks and love them.
     
  3. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it as good as they say on slopes, horizontally?

    And the big one-----Can you cut at full speed (normal grass)?
     
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    springtime scalping down South, in early March.

    They hold hills well,

    Mow fast,

    Durable,

    and built like a tank.

    They will cut you a custom bumper with your choice of words....

    evergreen slope.jpg
     
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This lawn has erosion problems....creates a bumpy ride which is smoothed out by sitting in the suspension seat.

    The Hustler Z has a low center of gravity, and sticks.

    the pair at rest..jpg
     
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    You buying it from Right of Way Equipment?
     
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No shirt, no problem....photo taken last year, and no, that is not me driving it on the pond levee mowin' tall grass fast.

    memphis summer.jpg
     
  8. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good finish on pampered lawns?

    hustler in front yare.jpg
     
  9. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, Right of Way on H. Street in Raleigh.

    Is that a z in your pictures. I love memphis. Ever eaten at roundevou's?

    My main goal is not to have to double cut. I hate stragler grass pieces.
     
  10. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    When you go try to talk to John Floyd. He told me all th einfo on hustler when i went to look at them and has sold me all my equipment since. They are one of the best dealers in the state, you wont be disastisfied with them.
     

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