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Ground clearance with small wheels at rear of Super Z?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Steve1, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Steve1

    Steve1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Should I be overly concerned about the limited ground clearance the small wheels at the lower rear part of the Super Z?

    They look like little wheelie bars and am not sure what purpose they serve. Is the unit so tipsy that it needs them to make sure you don't flip it over?

    I'm trying to decide whether to go with a Super Z but am concerend about those wheels back there. They definitely limit the steepness of a ditch that you can cross perpendicularly.
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    You should not have any concern on the rear wheels.
    They are there for steep angle trailer ramps mostly, but would also help prevent the unit from flipping in a extreme case, you will find the Hustler products to be the best on slopes, so this is not a concern I would have.
    I have never had a complaint on them in 4 years we have used them.

  3. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Those wheels saved my butt once. Going up the trailer ramp while the trailer was parked on a steep driveway. I pulled one heck of a wheelie. If it wasn't for those wheels, I would have flipped.

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