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Which Hustler to buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zbruch, May 26, 2008.

  1. zbruch

    zbruch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I live in rural SD. I mow about 1-2 acres weekly. I have a fair amount of slopes, uneven terrain, and trees to mow around. I am wondering if the hustler fastrack 48, or the hustler super duty 42 would be better for my yard. Mostly wondering about the slopes, I test drove a minifastrack 36 yesterday from a friend. It handled the slope pretty good, but I'm wondering if the wider/heavier 48, or the heavier/bigger tired super duty 42 would handle better for the money. They are both around $4999 here locally. I am leaning towards the superduty, I think the bigger tires would benefit me and the width isn't real critical. I currently mow with a snapper 21" push! Which takes forever. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    the Fastrak handles hills better actually.....I guess because of the lower center of gravity. 42" fastrak or mini Z will do just fine. 3400 and 5000 is what they sell for in my area. If the other ones cost around the same don't sweat it.....you won't go wrong w/ any Hustler mower (in my opinion).

    Peace,
    Gary
     
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    :)The red one.:)
     
  4. zbruch

    zbruch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Which "red one" would you suggest for my slopes/uneven ground and $4-5000 budget?
     
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    I was just joking:)
     
  6. BAKERS

    BAKERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    The Fastrak 48/54 is a better designed machine. You will be much happier with the 48 over the 42 Super Duty.
     
  7. ResidentialOwner

    ResidentialOwner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    You would be happy with the Fastrak 48, but I am sure all would make a great choice.
     
  8. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    right the red one and i am not joking!
     
  9. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    His question was concerning Hustler - not YOUR Exmark. He is ready to spend his money on a mower - not your jokes. :usflag:
     
  10. zbruch

    zbruch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Thanks for the info. So does the Fastrack 48" have any advantage (besides 6 inches wider) then the Superduty 42"? It seems they use the same hydros. I would like the bigger tires that come on the superduty. How about comparing the Fastrack 48 and superduty 48? Again my main concern is the slopes, the mini-fastrack 36 that I borrowed was borderline on some of the hills. I don't mind the "red one" jokes, but some actual model suggestions would be much more appreciated. Thanks
     

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