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Husrler Diesel

KUBOTADAN

LawnSite Member
Location
MONTICELLO,FL
I am considering a Hustler with the 34 hp Cat engine. Anybody running one
out there? If so, how it's doing. I know Ferris has the Cat engine too.
 

Travis Followell

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
KY
I've ran both the Ferris and Hustler diesel units. I love them both. The Ferris rides great witht the suspension and the engine on the Hustler is a little bigger and it has the hydralic driven deck. In my opinion you couldn't go wrong with either one.
 

Texas Mower Parts

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Texas
I've heard that these machines with Cat diesels have to go to a authorized Cat dealer for engine service. Please correct me if I'm wrong, that's just what I've heard.
 
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KUBOTADAN

LawnSite Member
Location
MONTICELLO,FL
Yes, the cat engine must go to a Cat dealer for warranty work. They have
a 3 yr warranty. Thanks for the info .
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
Ferris is already having problems getting Cat dealers to work on their mowers. This was told to me by a Ferris rep. Most Cat dealers stay pretty busy, and when they have dozens of $250,000.00 + machines waitng for repairs, how long do you think it will be before they get around to working on your little $15,000.00 mower. A machine that they did not even sell.
I would advise everyone to steer clear of any Cat-powered mowers. Not that the engine isn't great. But just wait till you end up at the bottom of the line for warranty work, and boy, wait until that engine is out of warranty. Each repair at the dealers will cost a wheelbarrow full of cash.
 

Green King

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
southwest
I know Encore was prototyping a cat and decided against them because of dealer support and the 31hp engine actually had less power than the dihatsu on there machine! At least that is what I was told.
 
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