Tip speed

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Downunder Bob, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Downunder Bob

    Downunder Bob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    The new mini fastrac has a high tip speed, is this from useing smaller spindle pulleys, or increasing engine revs ? Also is it possible,(by useing smaller pulleys) to increase the tip speed of a 18/44 fastrac?
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    The new Mini FasTrak uses different blades and pulleys, this is the reason why it has a higher blade tip speed.
    The spindle pulleys off the Hustler Mini Z will fit the FasTrak and give you a higher blade tip speed if needed, in most cases it is not needed.

  3. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    My fastrak 18hp 44" needs faster tip speed!! It willnt even cut down danilions or clover. And i have the blower bagger on it an the right blade cuts like **** with that extra belt on the pulley used for the bagger. So i bought high lift blades an that seems to work good. But i want a better cut so i am getting smaller pulleys put on and then im going to double blade so i know im getting the best cut. Other then that if your having problems with its cut and your not running a bagger just try high lift blades. I want to find a suspension seat for my mower anyone know what one to get?

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