Took ownership of a Hustler Fastrak 54" today

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by 87SS, May 18, 2012.

  1. 87SS

    87SS LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 35

    All I can say is WOW. I do not have experience with other ZTRs and this is the first one I have owned, but it just totally smokes my LT. I should have made the investment years ago. What would have taken an hour to cut due to excess height took no more than 20 mins. No clumps, fantastic discharge and dispersal of blades (no mulch kit, just factory blades and side discharge) and great cut. I was almost pissed that I finished so quickly, the remainder of the property was cut Wed, so another cut on Sunday is in line.

    For anyone thinking about getting a zero turn to replace their LT, I say find a way to make it work if money is an issue. I got in tighter to trees and other areas than my LT. I will be honest, I was shakey for the first 5 mins, I am sure one or two of the neighbors enjoyed a good laugh. :laugh:
     
  2. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,002

    That's Cool! You've gotten me excited! I'm reaching for the keys now! How about some pictures!

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  3. avguy

    avguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    Congrats! And yes.....some pictures!
     
  4. 87SS

    87SS LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 35

    Thanks guys. Here are a few. Didn't get a chance to snap any of the grass, my daughter came home right when I finished and I ended up playing in the backyard with her. One thing is I got a pretty good headache. Used my Stihl earmuffs which generally work great, may supplement with disposable inserts as well for the next cut as this motor is louder than my LT.
    Here are some in the garage. My shed doors are only 48 inches now, so have to make new doors and open the walls of the shed a bit this weekend. So far the wife isn't upset her car was replaced with the mower in the garage, but that will not last long. :laugh:

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  5. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
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    Very nice! I just bought a 48" Sport a few weeks ago. I find myself watching the grass for any signs that it's "getting long" just so I can go out and cut it. :D
     
  6. 87SS

    87SS LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 35

    LOL. I was just outside and looked at what I cut, hoping that maybe it all grew back overnight so I could cut again today :)
     
  7. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    Cut it anyway, lay some stripes in :laugh: Enjoy your 54, I have a SD 42" and it is always a pleasure to go out and mow.
     
  8. 87SS

    87SS LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 35

    Good point. Did front and back today. Crap, can't believe how much quicker it gets done. I wish I had another acre or so so I could enjoy it more. Next house will have more property.
     
  9. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    Congrats! Great choice it will last you for many years to come. Z's definitely make it "fun" to mow your yard :)
     
  10. 87SS

    87SS LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 35

    Thanks. I am already thinking of accessories. Probably make a striper for it. I also need to do a little reading up on a controllable chute. Since I do not have the mulch kit, it would be nice to be able to control the blades from shooting into mulch beds. It is minimal since I make sure I cut away from the beds, but I did make 1-2 turns where the beds got blasted for a second or two.
     

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