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Flex Forks....owner feedback

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Jeepster, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Jeepster

    Jeepster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Having just purchaced a fastrak 48/19 and only mowing just a couple of tiimes with the unit. Grass isnt really growing that much right now. I am really happy with the cut and speed of the unit. I dont mind mowing the yard any more. But as always when one eliminates one problem another one surfaces. With the increase in speed comes the realization that my yard isnt all that smooth. Little bumps all over the yard that.

    I would, if I could, like to hear from some of you guys that have experenced this same problem and went that extra step and added the flex forks.
    Did/Do they really make that much of a difference?

    Thank you.
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    They make a huge difference.
    What is your tire pressure at currently? if it is over 10 psi I would lower it to 8 or 9 and see if that helps.

  3. RobinM

    RobinM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Hey Dan, I'm a new FasTrak owner, too. I have the 54/20 and a seriously lumpy yard. I mowed without the Flex Forks and it was a jarring experience. :dizzy: Installing the Flex Forks has made the ride better for me and the mower. They don't make the bumps disappear, but changed the tooth-rattling jarring into more of a bouncing........much more tolerable. Slowing down in the worst areas helps, too.

    I would recommend the Flex Forks.
  4. Jeepster

    Jeepster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    PJ, Thats the first thing I did is check the tire pressure.
  5. icobob

    icobob LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 92

    I just bought them for my Mini Z and cant believe they help as much as they do. Get them and you will love them.
  6. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    been using since they came out, you will be very happy with them
  7. mowniacal

    mowniacal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Ditto to the other comments. I added them to my Super Z and I love them.
  8. mowerconsultant

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

    Think of it this way...
    This is the same exact set up a lot of trailers use, the Flex Fork core is the same suspension component used in the axles of most enclosed trailers and a lot of open ones.
    The life of them is basically unlimited, unless you drop the mower off the back of a truck going down the highway or something they should last the life of the mower or put the mower through some super extreme rough conditions.

  9. Synergy Ground

    Synergy Ground LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
    Messages: 94

    Dont know how long thy will last, but the Flex Forks a re a real back saver. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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