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Encore Vs Hustler Fastrak

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Steve Gooch, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Steve Gooch

    Steve Gooch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    My wife & I purchased 3.5 acres with a gradual slope and lots of trees.
    I will be having the land professionally cleared of some saplings and unwanted cedar trees.
    I plan on purchasing a ZTR and really like the features on the Encore Z Series (Kawasaki) and the Hustler Fastrak (Honda).
    Just wanted opinions from some pros on these two ZTR mowers?
    Here's some snapshots of our property.





  2. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Messages: 105

    Look at Simplicity. com, residental mowers. Price is right and good features for money. Snapper has basically same mower. Residental usage only but has commercial features.
  3. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Messages: 105

    Hmmm. Looking at the pictures I think it is pretty flat. My Ford tractor with a bushhog would do the trick. Why do you need a lawnmower for this property? If you are going to make it all into a yard I would suggest a full size Z. Maybe a Hustler Z, Grasshopper or Exmark.
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    With all that bumpy ground, I'd look for a Garden Tractor instead of a ZTR. You won't need the zeroturning and it's nice to have that steering wheel to hold on rather than nothing with a ZTR.

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