Cut Quality Comparisons??? Hustler XR-7 deck vs EverRide, EXmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rob7233, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Has anyone had actual CUT QUALITY, side by side, comparison experience with the new Hustler XR-7 deck vs an EverRide Warrior or an EXmark Triton deck?

    I am in the process of narrowing my choices down for a ZTR with a 60", 27hp or better machine. My prospects are the EverRide Warrior 60/27, the Hustler Super Z 60/27 (XR-7), and the EXmark Lazer Z 60/27.

    I would also like to hear from Hustler fans about their experience regarding the cut quality difference when comparing the old style decks with the XR-7.

    I have read a number of reviews and have been at both the Hustler and EXmark areas of LS. I have yet to demo any of them yet, but would appreciate the input of any first hand experience. I live in Florida, so the grass I'm cutting is St. Augustine (Floretam) and Bahia.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    With those two grasses I'm thinking you'll appreciate the adjustability of the XR7.

    My Lesco/Cub cuts the stringy growth like bahia very well.
    The old eXmark decks don't do nearly as well.
    I somehow doubt the Triton will be an improvement for eXmark in that department.
    But I could be wrong....

    I would suggest you demo the Hustler and eXmark you have selected, plus Grasshopper, Scag, Toro and Cub/Lesco.
  3. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 241

    i had my doubts that exmark could improve too,until friday when i traded my ultra cut 23/60 for a triton 27/,it is better,stripes better with no roller than my ultra with a roller.checked deck tonite to clean and was spotless.i love mine and would highly reccomend a triton to anyone.i bought the susp seat with mine and i dont belive there is a better mower made.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Does it cut the stringy stuff better?

    If so that's great. I just didn't see where they did any work on the deck to address that issue. Maybe I missed something.
  5. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,177

    The 66" XR-7 leaves nothing standing at any speed and I could not say that about my 2005 27/60. When you demo them it want be a problem for you to decide just put them in the worst conditions you have to mow and let the mowers speak for themselves.
  6. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    The Hustler XR7 Super Z will give you lots more bang for the buck. Awsome deck, and has extras that are standard, that will cost you $$ on most other mowers.

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