Mini Super Z vs Mini Z vs Fast Track?? HELP

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by par69, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. par69

    par69 LawnSite Member
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    Why should I spend the extra money on a Super or Mini??

    Which ever the one I buy it will be the 52".

    I mow apartment that are not smooth and also a field that is also rough. I do not bag the clippings. But I do blow them so you can't see them.

    I am thinking about a mulch kit so I don't have to blow. But I don't know if that would show clippings on top of the grass. Any comments on that would be nice!!!

    I have been using a 20 hp Fast Track 52" for the last 5 years. I figure at $5000 for the Fast Track is about a $1000 per year. Will I get the extra years for the price of the others??

    I have prices of $7799 for the Super Mini Z 25hp 52"
    $7099 for the Mini Z 23hp 52"
    $5099 for the Fast Track 52"

    Are those good prices??

    Thanks
     
  2. cranesrule

    cranesrule LawnSite Member
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    How many hours on your FT, any major issues, and why are you replacing it?
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    For the extra $1,000.00 from the 20/52 FasTrak to the Mini Z 19/52 you will get another year of commercial warranty, a better drive system, a remote air filter, a faster ground speed, a heavier duty frame and deck, larger tires and all of this adds up to a better and more productive unit.
    You have good pricing there.
    As to the mulch kit question, it all depends on the conditions you are cutting in, as to the appearance you will get, it also depends on how much you are taking off in a single pass.

    Pj
     
  4. par69

    par69 LawnSite Member
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    I am having a little problem with the starting of the mower. My wife says just get it fixed. I have ran it for 5 years and don't want to have any major problems.

    Was getting unhappy with the cut. Grass laying over not getting cut. I put double blades on and I am very happy now. Hope I don't ruin the machine but I want an new one anyways.


    To the mowing consultant:
    How easy is it to take the mulching kit off and on.
    I was thinking spring time have it off and summer put the mulch kit on.
    What do you think?

    It rains a lot in Oregon.
     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Once the kit is initially installed it only takes about 5 minutes to remove and install.
    Very easy with a ratchet and socket.
    It would be a perfect for what you are thinking.
     
  6. cranesrule

    cranesrule LawnSite Member
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    How many hours have you put on your FT? Have the hydros held up well?
     
  7. par69

    par69 LawnSite Member
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    No problems with the hydro's.
     

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