How bad do Hustlers Clump?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Travis Followell, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I know this is sort of a negative thread but I would like to know the answer to this question. I know they have a very small discharge opening and figured in tall or wet grass clumping would be pretty bad. What can any of you that run Hustlers tell me about this? Thanks for your replies.
  2. The Lawn Ranger

    The Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hustlers do have a tendency to clump in tall or wet grass but it is not sufficient enough to cut down on time you are still quicker with the hustler than any other machine.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    It's a waste of time trying to cut tall wet grass with my 60" Super Z.

  4. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    The new TOROs work very well.
  5. lawnrangers

    lawnrangers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    that is my only beef with hustler;they do not discharge well in wet grass.but i dont let it bother me as i have three of them.. go figure :dizzy:
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Non-performance in wet grass would put me out of business!
  7. CottonPatch

    CottonPatch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Hustler has redesigned the deck for 2005 and it will have a larger discharge area. This should help minimize the clumping you all may experience.
  8. lawnrangers

    lawnrangers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    thats what i have heard but have yet to see or hear anything else.. seems like noone knows anything about the deck.if they do put out a new deck i will be buying all new!!!!!
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    My Hustler machines are no better or worse than our Exmarks under the same conditions. You just have to cut a bit slower in wet grass.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    That's a mighty big statement. Care to tell us how many other brands of mowers you have used to make this comparision to?

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