New FasTrak Owner

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by cranesrule, May 30, 2006.

  1. cranesrule

    cranesrule LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    Hello everyone,

    I have been lurking in the Hustler threads for quite some time, soaking up all the info I can and have decided to buy an '06 FasTrak 20/52 Honda. I looked at and demoed BadBoy ZT and Cub Cadet RZT, and liked the Hustler much better due to the heavier build, solid feel, and overall workmanship. I am buying from ProMotors in Russellville, AR. $4750 including Spring Kit and Hour Meter. They have been great to deal with so far, they seem to be really great folks. I am picking it up in the morning. Anyway, here's my question:
    My only concern about the Hustler is the hydros, they seem to be the same ones used in some less expensive models in competitors lines. I will be mowing about 2 acres with only shallow slope. Do I have a reason to be concerned? Also, how do these hydros compare to the ones used in the BadBoy ZT? The BadBoys have spin on filter, but I'm not sure if that's a Hydrogear feature or a BadBoy feature. I haven't sen much about those mowers on this site, I would be very interested to hear what PJ thinks as well as any others. www.badboymowers.com

    Thanks
     
  2. Diamondjim

    Diamondjim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I can't answer all your questions but I couldn't be happier with my 18/44 Fastrack. I understand that the hydros in these are somewhat better than most residential mowers and with a 4 year warranty I am not worried. Sounds like you got a good deal as I gave $4600 for mine last September in Texarkana. I think you will be pleased. JB
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    The hydros in the FasTrak are not the same as "most" units on the market.
    We used the IZT's, but with a charge pump in them, this is the same charge pump found in commercial series "10" BDP pumps.
    You will love the mower!
    I cant comment on the Bad Boy mowers, I really know nothing about them, sorry.

    Pj
     
  4. Re-Ignition

    Re-Ignition LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    My FasTrak 18/44 Hondaa is smooth and reliable.

    As far as slopes go... On my slope in the rear yard I cut up, down, sideways, make x-patterns cutting on a slant. I doesn't matter.

    The low center of gravity keeps the Hustler planted better than those narrow mowers with Huge 24" tires (look good though) were the operator is sitting up high like on a bar stool. If I sat that high I'd want a ROPS system too.
     

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