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New Hustler M-1T 21" Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimQ, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

    I found this posted over on the other site.

    Pj, care to elaborate?


    Hustler M -1T Features
    . 5.5 hp Honda commercial-grade OHV 4-stroke engine
    . Shaft Drive - 2nd PTO shaft to power gear drive (no belts)
    . Twin blade mulching system
    . Heavy-duty, yet light-weight, cast-aluminum deck
    . Heavy-duty, reinforced, 1"-diameter handles . 7 cutting heights: .87" to 3.3"
    . Heavy-duty, aluminum wheels with ball-bearing hubs
    . Extra-large discharge opening allows better flow and distribution of grass clippings to improve mowing efficiency and finished appearance
    . High-capacity, 2.65 cu ft grass bag is easy-on, easy-off*
    . 1-year commercial warranty!
    . Blade Brake Clutch - stops blade, not engine
    . 21" mulch/catch/side-discharge (optional) deck
    . Front Bumper and Edge Guard to protect deck

    mulch/catch/side-discharge (optional) deck

    Engine Specs
    Model Honda GXV160
    Horsepower 5.5
    No. of Cylinders 1
    Max. Torque 9.6 Nm @ 2500 rpm

    Warranty 2-year limited engine, and homeowner warranty
    1-year limited commercial warranty

    Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-cycle OHC, single-cylinder, gasoline
    Starter Recoil/Zone Start
    Ignition Transistorized magnetic*
    Spark Plug BPR5ES (NGK)
    Fuel Unleaded gasoline with octane rating of 87 or higher
    Cooling Air cooled. Fly-wheel fan

    Traction Drive System
    Type Two speed, rear-wheel drive, gear driven
    Transmission Drive Direct drive from auxiliary PTO shaft
    Ground Speed High: 2.2 mph (3.54 kph) Low: 1.0 mph (1.61 kph)
    Mower Drive Direct-drive off engine crankshaft
    Wheels Front: 8" aluminum w/ball bearings
    Rear: 9.6" aluminum w/ball bearings
    Capacities Fuel System: .48 US gal (1.8 l)
    Engine Oil: 1.38 US pt (.65 l) SAE 10W30 (SF, SG class) Gear Case: .32 US pt (.15 l) ISO VG220 Gear Oil
    Dimensions Height: 50 in (127 cm)
    Length: 36 in (91.44 cm) excluding handle*
    Width: 22.8 in (58 cm)
    Weight: 134.2 lbs (61 kg)
    Safety Features Operator presence system connected to deck. Blade stop
    system connected to blade, brake, clutch.*
    Controls Hand-operated choke/throttle, electric mower clutch,

    Mowing Deck
    Type Mulching/rear bagging
    Construction Cast aluminum deck. Chrome-plated, tubular-steel handles.
    Cutting Heights 7 height settings (inches): .87, 1.26, 1.65, 2.05, 2.44, 2.83, 3.23
    (mm): (22, 32, 42,52,62,72,82)
    Blade Tip Speed 17,043 fpm
    Blade Drive Direct drive from engine crank shaft
    Spindle Machine aluminum housing, 1 in (2.5 cm) diameter high carbon steel
    shafts and sealed ball bearings
    Width of Cut 21 in (53.34 cm)

    MSRP - $1300

  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,227

    134 lbs. no thanks!
  3. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

    That's in the neighborhood of the Toro and Honda that is closely resembles.

    Come on Pj. What's the scoop? Why is it so Honda-esque?

  4. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,227

    Twenty pounds heavier than the Toro zone start , big neighborhood if you ask me.
  5. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    looks like a yellow painted honda to me
  7. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I'd seriously buy it if it were at least 15-20 pounds lighter and $100 cheaper. It's a nice looking machine.
  8. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    Why does it only go 2.2mph? Most of the commercial 21" mowers I've seen go about 4mph. My homeowner grade Lawn Boy goes 5, if you can keep up with it. Maybe they'll come out with a Super M-1T that goes 15mph! lol Ok, maybe 5.
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    or maybe they will have accessories for this mower and offer a sulky. :D
  10. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

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