Bigger tires on Hustler 48 Fastrack?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zbruch, May 27, 2008.

  1. zbruch

    zbruch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Can I put the bigger front and rear wheels/tires from a 48 Superduty on a 48 Fastrack? I can't hardly justify the extra $1000 for the SD, but would really like the bigger tires for my hills, uneven terrain, and rough ground. From what I'm finding out the frames and decks are the same so I assume the wheels should just swap. Thanks,
  2. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    First of all, I think you would get better and more accurate info if you asked pj(mower consultant) in the Hustler forum. That said, I think this is a bad idea. I believe the fastrack and fastrack sd have different hydros and the larger tires could put excess strain on the fastracks weaker hydros. Second, you could run into clearance issues with the front casters and rear gas tank. Most importantly, the deck would need to be releveled(real word?) and you could run into cut quality issues.

    Also, the tech/design guys at hustler probably picked the fastracks tires based on what worked best with the given frame, hydros, and deck size.

    Basically, what i'm trying to say is ask pj:)

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