Last week I got the chance to rent a Hustler 60" mower for a few days. Over all I like the machine. It is a simple design that works well. There are things I liked and disliked. I liked the way it handled hills. Very stable. Parking break awsome, deck height adjustment awsome 5" down to 1" Cut was ok, I Put a 60" dixie blade on top and this helped out alot. Things I did not like was steering lever dampers suck, Way to stiff and slow in reverse, The rear tires need to out wider to the edge of the deck. This would help the appearance, and rides alot rougher than a dixie. But I would consider buying this machine if it were alot cheeper than a dixie. But if going to spend the money I like the choppers better. The hustler seemed better suited on smaller or hilly properties. It seems easier on the turf and around trees and hills. But when flat out mowing larger areas it was just simply out classed by the dixie. The mower had a 23 kaw and with the doubles on it turned them fine no problem. It seemd to turn the better than my 25 hp Dixie, But mine is a Flatlander which takes mower power to run the pumps pushing the faster wheel motor. But it is my second choice and I my look foe a used ond that would be cheeper and use it on my hilly stuff and as a back-up. Here is some pictures, of it striping, Mowed one 5 days previously by my chopper so the stripes were not really burned in yet so this shows that the hustler is a decent striper.