XR-7 deck on Diesel model?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Tonyr, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    Will Hustler be bringing out a diesel model with the new XR-7 deck?

    If yes...when?

    If no....bummer! lol.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Yes... eventually...
    The XR-7 needs some design work to accommodate the hydraulic motor that drives the spindle belt on the diesel model.
    I do not have a time frame as to when this will happen.

    Pj
     
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    good stuff!

    hope it is sooner rather than later, this will be an awesome machine!

    I'm still kicking myself I went deere and not Hustler, the kicks are hard too lol.
     
  4. Travis Followell

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

    PJ,

    Why does Hustler choose to use a hydraulic pump and motor to drive the deck belt? Why not just run a belt directly to the engine like the other manufacturers do?
     
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    popular question...
     
  6. mowerconsultant

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

    Our design is different from other mfg's.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

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

    I should elaborate a little bit more on this.
    Our design is different...
    With our design we mount the engine transversely.... as in sideways in the frame (like a front wheel drive car).
    This allows us to have the engine placed over the rear wheels better, and it also allows us to mount it lower in the frame.
    This results in a lower profile, shorter length machine and the absolute best stability of any diesel mid mount zero turn on the market.
    When the engine is mounted this way, there is not a realistic way to transfer power to the deck via a belt or drive shaft (both of which rob too much hp from the engine), we don’t have issues with gearboxes or twisted mule drive belts (like some mfg's may or may not have problems with).
    Using hydraulics gets more hp to the deck in a more efficient and simplistic way and also allows us the infinite height adjustment of the deck between 1 and 7 inches, with no belt alignment or drive shaft angle problems.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    And sorry for the delay in getting the complete reasons posted.

    Pj
     
  8. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    I've demoed the diesel with the standard SD deck, the diesel was a very smooth top of the line awesome machine. I've demoed it with the RD deck too, while the decks didn't really suit me, the unit itself was awesome every time and I would buy one without a 2nd thought. Very tough stable equipment! If the XR-7 goes on the diesel, my next diesel mower will be that combo.
     
  9. mowerconsultant

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

    It is not a "if", it is a when....
    The XR-7 design will eventually make it to our entire commercial product line.

    Pj
     
  10. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    sorry, bad choice of words lol.

    anyway, I reckon you guys will have the machines of machines then!

    keep up the great work guys, ya miles ahead of the green ones! lol.
     

Share This Page