Thoughts on Hustler Sport ZT mower

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Specop_007, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Specop_007

    Specop_007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I should be headed to the dealer tomorrow to pick one up. Thinking real hard about a Sport 42" with a Honda motor. The 48" with a Honda is really, really at the edge of my budget for a mower.

    I could do a 48" with a Briggs motor but the thought of a high quality motor makes me smile.

    I have an acre to an acre and a half to mow right now, and sometimes mow the step moms place which is another acre or so.

    Which means I have tonight to nail down what I want. I just dont see that extra 6" being all that significant. What are others thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    i would buy more mower than my budget would allow!!!! when you think of the money over the life of the mower, i would beg, borrow or steal to go larger. the extra trim capacity of the 48" will be appreciated as well as the wider cut. i have a 42" MFT which was my primary mower at my first house which had .5ac. that was the sweet spot for that size mower. i moved to a 2ac property and was not happy with cutting 42" swaths. i bought a 52" Super Mini-Z and i will tell you that the extra width is more important that the speed difference bw the two mowers.
     
  3. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    I'm just going to chime in on speed. Speed is not everything. Just because a mower can do 15 mph in travel. It can't travel that fast mowing. Or if it can there are other considerations to take into account. Grass type. I can mow softer grass types like St Aug faster than I can mow the Bahia grass at my place. Levelness and smoothness of the land. Once again I can mow a flat smooth lawn faster than I can mow my rough, bumpy, holey, wind row, tree rooted piece of land I own. So if I'm mowing at 5 mph, I'm flying!!! But getting it all mowed in one pass, I'm getting the job done. My mower will do 10 mph. My back and teeth can't!

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  4. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Hustler Sport ZTR's are junk!!! That's why I bought one :)
    You cannot go wrong with Hustler. Hell, I had a Hustler MFT and sold it a few years ago. I then bought a Red Hawk walk behind, a John Deere ZTR and some regular 21" push mowers and guess what? I sold the John Deere and Red Hawk and came back to the Hustler family. I will never stray away again :)
     
  5. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    I've had my Hustler Sport for several weeks now and Love the thing. It is faster than the Old ZTR it replaces. The grass catcher works well, the cut is excellent. :usflag:
     
  6. srheinz

    srheinz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Got my Hustler Sport 42 last Friday. Went with the Honda engine. My yard looks like a velvet blanket and it cut my mowing time in half going from a garden tractor. I love it. You can't go wrong with it and I can't wait for the grass to grow again!
     
  7. Sport42

    Sport42 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Sport owners keep growing. It's a great mower.
     
  8. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    srheinz,

    It is a great mower, welcome to the Hustler Sport club.
     
  9. Specop_007

    Specop_007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Picked it up Saturday. Couldnt be happier! That Honda is a great engine, just chugs along.

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  10. laxman3221

    laxman3221 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 40



    What's the black knob above the PTO knob?
     

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