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new hustler z mower pics

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerconsultant, Oct 6, 2000.

  1. mowerconsultant

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

    well I was at the intro of the new mower from hustler
    it is a 23hp kawasaki 60" z mower
    pretty awesome machine
    lowest center of gravity, shortest 60" commercial z mower on the market, it has a built in brake system for the rear wheels when you put your steering levers in neutral and push them out to the side it engages a rear drum brake on each wheel, pretty neat feature.
    awesome seat (real comfortable)
    12 gallons of fuel capacity
    we cut 2 different days with this unit, wet and dry tall grass and the cut was awesome.
    unit is the best machine I have used on hills also.
    here are some pics of this unit in action.
    and last

    [Edited by mowerconsultant on 10-06-2000 at 02:58 PM]
  2. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    Wow they look pretty good.They won`t look goofy any more with that.I would like to see it up on the Hustler site.:)
  3. mowerconsultant

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

    yeah it has been a long time coming, for hustler to build this type of unit, but it was worth the wait, this unit is awesome.
    get to a dealer and ask them when you can see it.
    you will be impressed.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    It definitely looks durable with the thicknesses of everything. Nice deep deck too. Is that a wheelie bar I see in back?
  5. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    My only question is how hard would it be to do maintence work on that machine????Looks pretty tight!!!!I do think that this is one of the first machines from hustler that does not look weird!Not to say that those weird looking machines are no good.....they do look weird though!
  6. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    That has to be a wheelie bar back there.:)
  7. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    Looks like a yellow exmark deck with the way the scalp rollers are placed.
  8. mowerconsultant

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

    yes, there is two anti-tip over wheels in the back of the unit, but we never had the machines front wheels off the ground.
    the production units are going to be a couple inches shorter in length, newer style muffler from kawasaki and a shorter rear bumper.
    as far as maintenance goes, the engine drain plug hangs over the back engine frame, no hose or special tubes needed.
    and the air filter is accessible from the top of the machine.
    only 2 belts on that unit and would take less than a minute to change each one.
    the deck on this unit is the same design as the decks on the hydro walk behinds (toughest deck out there, go look at one), also the same deck as the 60" shortcut.
    I think they have a real winner with this unit.
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Looks like a yellow Exmark Lazer.... Looks like a good machine..

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    yea it looks good ....yea they stole my idea...are those CHROME wheels on the back...uhmmmmm...words getting out we want some style...LOL

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