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Demo'd Hustlers today :-D

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dodgeboy, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. Dodgeboy

    Dodgeboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    My buddy and I made it to the Hustler Field Day near Pittsburgh today. I have never used any Hustler equipment or anything else except a push mower until today. lol The controls were real simple to use and get use to. The Super Z is a fine piece of equipment. Along with the whole line of Excels products. They all handled great on relatively steep hills. I do believe I will be purchasing the Hustler 48" Hydro walkbehind here before next summer. I just need a few more lawns so I can pay for it. :) PJ and Scott were real helpfull with their products. Before I do make a purchase, I will demo some other equipment. Althought I think Hustler is the way to go. Thanks PJ and Scott for your help today.
  2. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    Does anyone who has never met or heard of PJ & owns a Hustler hydro WB have any input on how they perform?
    I am interested but would like more feedback on performance in various turf conditions.
  3. mowerconsultant

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

    I am Pj AKA Mowerconsultant
    I am the resident Hustler factory rep.......:)
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213


    Glad to see there is one factory rep interested enough in his company product and concerned for the customer to be an active member in this forum.

    Are you involved with Bacher Corp. of Conn.? I liked the looks of the upper cut unit with the bac-vac but haven't demoed it yet.

  5. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467


    In response to your statement about Hustler being interested in its customers...it is just the way the entire Husler organization handles itself. They go to were the customers are. The company is excellent to deal with. I cant say enough good things about them.
  6. mowingmachine

    mowingmachine LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    gene gls,
    I think you would be surprised if you knew how many people on this forum were affiliated with a mower company. If they are not members I bet they at least watch the site to see what is being said about their product. Customer feedback is the best way to better a product or find out how to better educate the consumer about your product. There is plenty to be learned here and if a company is not watching they sure are missing out.

  7. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
    Messages: 249


    Barry Adamski
    Gravely Product Manager
    Walk Products
  8. SpringValley

    SpringValley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147


    I demoed the Hydro WB a year ago on a large cemetary hill that I had the contract for that year. I was impressed with its ability to hold the hill. I had a couple of things I didn't like though. The "twist grip" drive mechanism had more movement than my wrists. If I wanted to go full speed I had to move my hand on the grip and then if I wanted to stop, my degree of movement in my wrist would not take the machine to a stop so I had to let go of the grip. I'm sure I could get used to this if I purchased a unit. The other thing I wish it had was a parking brake. I had to move a branch and the machine rolled down the hill, slowly but it wasn't where I left it.

    I was impressed with the cut, the quality and I liked the T handle steering. You now have my feedback.

    I must also mention that this is the only WB I have demoed. I have nothing to compare to (gear drive or otherwise) except my DR Field and Brush mower which has no turning brakes or anything. Not a good comparison by any means.

  9. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    I've got the Hydro Walkbehind and the twisting of the grip is nothing I've had an issue with. Shouldn't be a big consideration. Hustler has a parking brake option and I've got it on mine. It is a pretty cool concept. Lets just say that when it is set the mower wouldn't be going anywhere.
  10. mowerconsultant

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

    The parking brake is optional............
    Not everyone needs it.
    I dont hear to many people asking for it, but if someone wants it all it takes is bout 15 minutes to install it.


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