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New xr7 love it but!!!! leaving uncut grass

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by T-N-T, May 8, 2006.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    I think this streak has a LOT to do with cut height, grass type, and time of season. I was cutting at 3.5" Your thinner bladed grasses are what I experienced it on with the 66" demo. This time of year, we've been having near drought conditions, then we get dumploads of rain. The grass is confused. Half going dormant, half growing like crazy.

    I don't care what gets done to this deck to remedy the problem....I'm just very impressed with the speed of reaction from Hustler as a company!
     
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,837

    I personally want to know " in engineering detail " what caused the problem to begin with and how this could have never been noticed in the amount of testing that was done on these mowers.
     
  3. ITRY

    ITRY LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 42

    Is the kit also available for the 36" trimstar?
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    Well I am not a engineer, so I can not answer that.

    PWM (Paul Mullet, President of Hustler) posted in another thread on the commercial forum the reasons this was happening.
    Here is his post...

     
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    I am not sure, I will find out, I am not sure they were looking for problems on that unit.
    I would like to know what you are running for a mulch kit, is it our kit and blades?
    I have honestly not heard a single complaint until you posted on the TrimStar cut.
    Is it a belt drive or hydro?
    Either way I will ask.

    Pj
     
  6. grassbandit

    grassbandit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I had about 98 hours on the mower before I noticed the problem in certain areas. Other areas still mowed magnificent. I have the 27 kohler/ 66". I did discover today after alternating my mowing pattern, I did not notice the uncut strip. I really think, that it has more to do with the grass and mowing habits, than it does the mower itself. But I still would like to use the kit. As for the blades. I always have a sharp set of blades on. I switch them regularly.
     
  7. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,837

    I saw the post and thanked him for the well defined diagnosis of the problem, it is easier for me to understand how turbulence in a certain area under the deck can push a streak of tall lush growing grass forward and it not stand back up in time to be cut especially if the person mowing is only trying to take off a small amount. I also think it is extremely nice for the president of a company to respond the way he did to his customers. This country has a lot of company presidents that are paid large sums of money to be a figure head and if the truth be known most of the employees that actually do the work could care less if they had a president or not, work would go on the same as it always had. I feel assured Paul Mullet is not that kind of man.
     
  8. T-N-T

    T-N-T LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    My dealer installed the kit on my xr7 two wks ago I am seeing it on about 10 15 percent of the time still.. not like it was but a short strip here and there. depending on the type of grass. I am pleased with the way hustler has handled this issue, but my self I wished they would let some of us pros. who run these machines everyday in all conditions. Test these new machines in our world is there a way a company can get into the R&D program to help Hustler make and produce the ultimate mower. They seem to listen to us how about letting us test them too.
     
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,837

    I thank you for your answers to my questions and from the information I have gathered you should be installing these parts because they say that the mower seems to perform even better than it did originally which really amazes me because I do not see how one could do a better job than mine has. I have always believed that there is absolutely nothing that cannot be improved upon. Thanks again for your honest answers.
     
  10. ITRY

    ITRY LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 42

    Hydro with hustler mulch kit and blades.
     

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