25 Kaw 60" Z or 27 Koh 66" super Z?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by ed18176, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. ed18176

    ed18176 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I am looking to purchase a Hustler for the first time and am not sure
    which one to buy. I just purchased a home with 7.5 acre and need
    a good mower. I have looked at some of the others- (Bad Boy, Grasshopper)
    but I like the look and feel of the Z. My question is which to buy.
    I had been looking at the 25 kaw 60" Z ($7299) but now I wonder if I should
    get the 27 koh 66" super Z ($8299). I think I can get a couple hundred off
    of those prices. I will only be using this for my own yard
    and probably won't mow all of it every week. It is mainly rough right
    now (the previous owner had a couple of cows on it)- .5 acre smooth.
    I was looking to buy the suspension seat so that is why I think I will like
    the super Z for $500 more. Price is an issue- I got a quote for a 26 kaw lc
    super for $9500+. I would love some input -please!
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    If you want the suspension seat its a no brainer, go with the Super Z.
    It is going to be more productive and so much more value for your money.
    The 27/66's are in limited supply and are a higher demand mower, i would get it before its gone.
    Another option though...
    Buy the Hustler Z and put some Flex Forks and a Flex seat on the mower to smooth out the ride in those rough parts of the lawn.
    These options could also be added to the Super...

  3. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    Get the super Z BIGGER WHEEL MOTORS AND HYDRO PUMPS ! Just picked up our New Super Z 60 25,suspension seat is awesome. Cuts is Great with the Xr7 Deck.
  4. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    I assume you have a flat lawn there in KS.. If you have any hills at all I would reccomend the Hustler Z and add the sus. seat 350.00 and the FF 225.00.. If you are just cutting your own It wont matter If it takes 10% longer with teh 60 inch deck.
  5. ed18176

    ed18176 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    You were right about the 27 66. Nobody has it. I think I want to go
    with the super Z but I can't decide which engine. The choices are
    24 honda, 25 kaw, or the 27 Kohler. The Honda is an 06 for $7700,
    The Kaw and Kohler are both 07 and are $8000. All have the 60" deck.
    I got a higher price for an 07 Honda-$8300.
    Which is the best engine? Will it matter with what I have to mow?
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    I would go with the Kohler for $8,000.00
  7. ed18176

    ed18176 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thank you for the input. I hope I made the right decision.
    I bought mine before I recieved your last post.
    I just purchased the 24 honda for $7500 delivered to my door. -
    (dealer is 75 miles from my house)
    I thought it sounded like a great deal. Please somebody tell
    me I made a good choice! I have to say when I
    drove the honda it felt a way better than the bad boy I tested.
    So much smoother and more comfortable. I felt like I was driving
    a super mowing machine compared to riding on top of a box!
    They are bringing it out on Sunday -I can't wait!
    I will let you know how it does.
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Congrats on your new mower and welcome to the family!!
    The Honda is a sweet engine, you will be happy with your purchase.


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