1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

hustler lawn mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bilelt9411, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. bilelt9411

    bilelt9411 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    how do you hustler lawnmower owners like your mower, do they hold up well. I saw one for sale that was one year old , almost all paint was gone off of it. does paint hold up ?
  2. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    PAINT?!? WHy worry about PAINT! If it cuts well and has low hours on the motor & motor is in good shape, I'd buy a mower that doesn't have paint! One of my buddy LCO's has a hustler 25hp Kawi/60" cut. It is the easiest handling mower I have used.

  3. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    A pretty mower is nice...an awesome yard is better.
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Them Hustlers are so fast they burn the paint off themselves. They are fantastic mowers and yes some of the paint is coming off of mine, but thats only on the deck. This winter I'll paint the deck so it will be nice and pretty for next season.
  5. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    hustler has a problem with paint.every mower i sell has some paint coming off some where.tehy have a checklist i have to fill out
    and i wright on all of them the paint sucks. have even painted some under warranty BUT....who cares after you run one you wont. even if you do just tell your dealer to see if he can warranty
    it. hustler has a whatever it takes attitude when it comes to the end user.
    i remember back around 8 years ago toro bought exmark for this reason. back then exmark had the best paint job of any mower
    and the best painting booths on the planet
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    I think Hustler have a bigger problem than just paint. Burn spots on a lawn just ain't good enough and the fix is laughable!..........

    Check this......


    There saying that its not "all" of them but just a few. Man I'd be unhappy if I got one that did!
  7. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    I wonder how it is that only a few have the burnt spots, arent all the same models built the same? Maybe its only a few people have complained....
  8. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    I don't buy the line that it is only on a few mowers. Perhaps only a few guys pay enough attention to know that their mower is the reason why there is a dead spot in the yard. I had always heard how great they are with customer service, but I very disapointed with it in this area. I don't know why there was not a major change on the mower design to prevent this problem as it has been known for a couple years now. It is a great mower, I do love it, I just don't like the potential burn issue, and their lack of addressing the problem.

  9. Jozgators

    Jozgators LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Glad you put that out there about the burn spots on the lawn, I haven't had this problem yet on my mini Z. Then again I just got it back from the shop new hydro and motor. One good thing about hustler's are there warranty's are transferable.
  10. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    The burn spots was from certain engines in some models of the Zs that had the exhaust pointing down . The mower has to be parked and running for quite awhile to cause this.

Share This Page