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Huster kit to improve lift (tested)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Hustler sent me this kit to improve the lift of the XR7 in my conditions. I have been quiet about it till now. Just came today. I am on my way to work but I have time to post 1 picture before I go. PJ says they tested it in the worst conditions and it worked well. I hope I can get it installed in the morning and report back Friday night. Wish me luck. Heres the picture. It lowers the front baffle height and puts a baffle between the right and middle blade if I read the instruction correctly. Wish I didn't have to go or I would install it now. I may not have it layed out correctly. In a hurry but wanted you to know about it. Tacoma200

  2. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    I'm anxious to see what that does. I have just the left side FFT installed and mine cuts perfect now, but the grass isn't super thick like in spring.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Well, I guess I'll continue the post with my pics/info.

    ALSO recieved my kit today.

    One BIG problem...I don't have a 66" deck. :cry:

    Yep...Murphy's law strikes me again. I was accidentaly shipped a 66" kit.

    LOOKS great. I'm real confident it will work.

    It's designed and built REALLY well. Mortised joints, lazer cut, heavy gauge welded steel.

    Air Lift Baffle0001.jpg
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Full bag of carriage bolts and nuts.

    I'm so impressed at the speed and reaction by Hustler on this. These were red tag next day aired to my door.

    Air Lift Baffle0002.jpg
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Here are the instructions.....

  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    This is the drawing of what it will look like.

    Air Lift Kit Instructions.JPG
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Supposedly, someone from Michigan got my 60" kit, and I got his 66" kit.

    Oh, well....It'll set me back a few days I guess.
  8. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your Hustler Z, and what if any extras where included in the price you paid? Thanks.
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Super Z, 28HP Kohler EFI / 60" XR7, SUSP seat. SZ28KOHEFI60XR7SSA (928010) $11,399
    Minus the $1700 rebate.

    No extra's.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    This kit looks promising to me...

    It's going to be a mess after cutting though... LOL...

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