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Hustler engine question

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

  1. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    Ive been looking at a hustler z with the 23 kaw and the 60" xr7 deck. Just wondering if this engine will have enough power. Any comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Hustler Z = Yes
    Super Z = Maybe not

    All depends on what engine your used to.
  3. Travis Followell

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

    I think it would be fine on the regular Z but I wouldn't want it on the super.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613


    That will be underpowered as hell on either machine. Get atleast 27...
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    I think Im going to demo the Super Z with the 60" XR7 and the 25 hp kaw.
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    That's not going to be your best combo. Same cc's as the 23 Kawi.

    Go with either the 27, 30 or 28EFI if your looking to go with a SuperZ

    The 26LC, 25Kawi and 24Honda really shouldn't be offered on the Super series.
  7. Elkbow

    Elkbow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I saw your post and wanted to see what you thought of this mower? I am looking at the exact same mower, but I am in Texas. Also, would you mind if I asked the price you have been quoted?
    I have been offered a brand new Hustler Z with a 60" XR7 deck and 23 hp Kawasaki, Flex Forks, and a Personalized Bumper with my name on it for $6799 including tax. Is this a good deal?
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    They do throw in a full suspension seat, oil cooler, bigger pumps/motors, hydraulic cooler with fan for very little extra on a Super Z. The only advantage I see with the regular Z is maybe more power on hills.
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,148

    Leave that 23 alone on the 60" deck or I'll promise you will be saying I wish I had more hp. You will find on these mowers you want get to much hp, it takes it believe me.
  10. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    I recently demoed a Super Z with the 27 and a 60". We loved that mower, plenty of power, good on hills, and a very comfortable ride. The finish that the mower left was less than desirable however. In long grass it left alot of clumps and also left two rows of uncut grass between the blades. The Hustler is an excellent mower, if they could get it to cut like it should I would buy one in an instant.

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