Narrowing down mower choice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GonHuntin, May 30, 2010.

  1. GonHuntin

    GonHuntin LawnSite Member
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    Looked at everything available around here and have narrowed my choices down to the Bad Boy AOS compact diesel and the Hustler Z Diesel......help me decide which one?

    These are the differences that I have noticed.

    The Bad Boy has more torque and horsepower (Cat 28hp 70 ft/lbs verses Shibaura 25hp and 49 ft/lbs).

    Hustler has bigger pumps (21cc Hydrogear PW verses 16cc Hydrogear) and better (?) wheel motors (Hydrogear PRM series verses Hydrogear 18 ci high torque)?

    Bad Boy has electric deck lift, Hustler has manual foot operated lift (anybody had problems with the bad boy lift?).

    Hustler is smoother driving.

    Bad Boy has thicker deck.

    Hustler seat sits lower.

    Bad Boy has EZ ride system standard, Hustler flex forks are a $200 option.

    Hustler has a better warranty (4 year non commercial use).

    Same dealer has both brands at the same price.........

    Which one would you buy and why??

    Did I miss anything??

    Thanks
     
  2. rm25x

    rm25x LawnSite Member
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    Man that Cat pretty much would be the deal breaker for me I think.
     
  3. GonHuntin

    GonHuntin LawnSite Member
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    Mind telling me why??
     
  4. B Gillespie

    B Gillespie LawnSite Member
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    More power and standard suspension would very hard to turn down. However, what is $200 when you're dropping 10 g's on a mower?
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  5. GonHuntin

    GonHuntin LawnSite Member
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    Yep, the $200 isn't much.....just a difference.....and I think the flex forks give better ride than the EZ ride.

    One more advantage for the Bad Boy is MUCH easier access to work on due to swing away design.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  6. rtharris

    rtharris LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. rtharris

    rtharris LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why would a 4 yr non commercial use warranty be a selling point on a full commercial mower
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  8. GonHuntin

    GonHuntin LawnSite Member
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    Because I'm not going to use it for profit.
     
  9. rtharris

    rtharris LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. rtharris

    rtharris LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not to be nosy but what u gonna do with either of those beasts
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