The ATZ prices are as follows:Originally posted by LandscapeEscape88
looks nice mower consultant........but out of my $$$$$ range.....
Actually,Originally posted by ElephantNest
Looks like you only have to cut a few feet up the hill. Is this correct? If not, I'd like to see the final product.
This unit is not the average ZTR, it is a hybrid unit called the Hustler ATZ.....Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
We cut a retention pond once every three weeks.
Are the rops standard like the 04 exmark or are they optional?
I do like the tires on it,are they standard as well?
We were not driving in my truck where my handy dandy slope meter resides.....Originally posted by Envy Lawn Service
Was a slope meter used to measure where the machine was used? That's about the only way to get a true indication.
Sure...Originally posted by Envy Lawn Service
Now a couple of things I have found strange about the ATZ design are the extended wheelbase and the backwards direction the bar tires are mounted.
I can't figure any other reasoning behind the longer wheel base other than for the benefit of the ROPS installation and that it might have a small effect on how easy the machine would tip backwards. Otherwise, in my mind I can only see negative effects in handling from the long wheelbase.
As for the tires, mounting in that direction would increase forward drive traction. I can also see where that added forward drive traction would help the lower tire get more traction when mowing across slopes. But opposite, the upper tire would have less grip "if" the front end began to turn downhill. In my experience I had came to the conclusion that loss of control was gererally more so the fault of the upper tire loosing grip. Also I would think running the tires in that direction would rob the machine of some needed traction while coming down a hill.
But maybe I am totally wrong here. It wouldn't be the first time, and Hustler's ability to "think outside the box" might be just what makes this machine a true slope master.
Care to comment on any of this???????
This unit on flat ground will run with any average ZTR, top speed is only 9 mph....Originally posted by FrankenScagMachines
Is the ATZ meant to be competitive on flat open ground also like your Super Z? whats the speed on it?
Here is a pic of the guy with the skinny arse......lol...lol...Originally posted by DoubleCutter
that heavyset guy adds to the lower center of gravity more than my skinny arse do!!!l