Thinking about a hustler

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by S man, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    I went to a dealer in the are we might move to and I wanted a jd but the guy said to get a ztr. He sells hustler and I liked the big 52" fast track w/ honda. It was on sale and looked like a good deal. But what advantages does the hustler z have over the ft? And which one would be better for my business and my own lawn? I have a real small lawn business but want to expand it and cut with my dad. Which is better? Help would be appreciated.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    For your yard and a few others the FasTrak will be a good choice for you.
    It is priced right and is very heavy duty.
    The FasTrak's (44" and 52") do come with a 1 year commercial warranty (or 400 hours) if your dealer installs a hour meter when you buy the unit.
    Differences between the FasTrak 52" and the Mini Z 52" would be the seat, hydros, tire sizes and a beefier frame on the Mini Z 52".
    This is assuming you are looking at a 52" unit.

  3. mike28nc

    mike28nc LawnSite Member
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    If you can afford the Min Z I would go with it. I have 44"/16hp honda. I love it! I do wish I would have went with a bigger motor. But for my yard it really rocks! After buying my mower, a buddie of mine wanted to sell me his 52" Min Z. I really wished I could have it. But dont need it. Just my 2cents!

  4. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
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    We've spent enough on repairs on our two hustlers to buy a third one in just three years. We mow about five acres of a 78 acre military base and those machines spend more time at the repair shop than on the lawns. My 2 cents
  5. so you can hear horror stories on any brand mower out here on the market.
  6. mowerconsultant

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

    I read your post on the commercial forum and responded to it also.
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    My dealer said a scag 48" tiger cub can do a acre in 20 min.
  8. CottonPatch

    CottonPatch LawnSite Member
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    S MAN
    Where abouts are you moving to?
  9. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Thats simply not possible.
  10. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    I know a guy that cuts 56 yards a week with a 20/52 fastrak. The only work we have done on it is the engine solenoid,besides regular maintance Got a 52 inch mini Z with 615 Hrs in one year. Replaced the soleniod also and a drive belt. This guy just bought a Super Mini Z 52". Which I believe is the best mower in its class bar none. Never known Hustler to have a problem and not solve it soon and promptly.

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