mower advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by derekarbeiter, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
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    So i need some advice guys. I have the opportunity to buy a new Hustler Super Z for about ten grand and really like the mower, i have been looking at them for a while and have really been leaning towards purchasing it but idk. I currently am running a John Deere 717A and paid about sixty three hundred for it(which i consider a good price for a MOWER) Ten grand seems a bit much for a piece of equipment only used for one task. I love my jd it cuts awesome, just want something that rides and handles a little better with more power. What would you guys do. I would like to get atleast 4500 out of the deere and i have some old lawn tractors i'm selling as well and i hope to get about 1500 out of them. But idk if it is worth going in debt for this mower. I'm a commercial user by the way not using it for just my home. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Derek
     
  2. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
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    Is the new mower going to be bigger than the old one? Is there anything wrong with the john deer? I am in the same boat as you, but I have tried to wait as long as possible to buy a new one. I am fixing to buy a 48" Fastrack SD to replace my 5 yr old toro timecutter. Everytime I turn around something is wrong with it. I think Hustlers are one of the best out there, plus they have a great warranty.
     
  3. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
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    Nothing is wrong with the deere i just want something with more power and better handling like i said. The super z will have a 54" deck with 31hp kawi and the deere has a 48" deck with 19hp kawi so it is a little bigger than the deere. The hustler is a 15mph machine, the deere a 9mph machine as well.
     
  4. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
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    Well It sounds like it would be a good idea to get the new hustler, since it will be bigger and faster. Make more money that way!
     
  5. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
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    yeah thats what i thought i guess i will just see what happens. If it is meant to be its meant to be.
     
  6. SouthLouisianaGrassCutter

    SouthLouisianaGrassCutter LawnSite Member
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    How about a scag? Just a thought
     
  7. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
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    They are nice too I just like the Hustlers better.
     
  8. SouthLouisianaGrassCutter

    SouthLouisianaGrassCutter LawnSite Member
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    All I can say about a scag is it was the best mower we ever got 9 years old and it will simply out cut any new mower hands down Ferris, Kabota, Toro, Exmark, ect....

    It has a 61" advantage deck with a 27 HP Kawasaki

    Kawasaki motor sucks(on the third one) but it has 3000 HOURS on the the rest. At 2500 hrs the hydro pumps gave out replaced it all. Original spindles lasted 2700 hrs.

    Run Mobil One in the engine and put Mobil One greese every greese fitting and don't look back.
     
  9. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
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    Impressive!
     
  10. SouthLouisianaGrassCutter

    SouthLouisianaGrassCutter LawnSite Member
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    More Impressive is the tired and true Toro with well north of 3500+ hrs that is 12yrs old with original everything except for it is on the third deck

    52' cut with the 23 hp koler
     

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