I can only tell you about the 2003 Hustler z that I have. I have never used a Exmark.
I bought it in July and have put 150 hours on it so far. It has the 24hp Honda and 60" deck. The deck cuts extremely well and clogs very little in tall wet grass. Not many slopes here but one yard has a long steep slope that goes down to a river and the Hustler holds that slope extemely well cutting side to side. The power seems good since there has never been a situation of bogging down even when pulling a Lesco core aerator 48" with 160 lbs of weight on it. The mower is very fast at 11mph, the super Z goes 15mph. The hydros are very strong as I mentioned before pulling the aerator which weighs about 200 lbs and with the added weight. The parking brake is excellent, and is set when you push the steering levers outward to dismount. It has a foot assisted deck lift and height adjustment. The unit weighs 1100 lbs and with the 12" wide rear tires and wide front tires never leaves much of a footprint on the lawns. It hold 12 gallons of gas so you don't have to fill up all day long. The Honda seems better on fuel than the kohlers I've had in the past. It has a Donaldson air filter that sits high above the engine on a bracket that arches across the motor almost like a wing. I installed a Qwikchute over the discharge chute that is operated by hand and works great. Well worth the money. The only reason I would deviate from the Hustler ZTR's is if I went to diesel since they do not offer one on their ZTRs.
To sum it all up, great mower, very pleased and would definitely buy another.
SMBUDDY46 I have a super-z for 2 years and it's the nbest mower I,ve ever had. I,ve had JD, Exmark, Grasshopper, Scag, and outhers. The quality is first class, customer support is .GREAT, also they will listen to what you have to say. TRY it and youll be glade ya did.
Originally posted by SLC1234 We love our 4600 rangewing and the 3200's are awsome. Kubota diesel motors are great for power and they dont burn that much fuel. They are great machines. Just my two cents
Thankyou, It should be completely finished by the end of April. Going to add some more pics that were taken over the course of last summer and this winter and also take a few things out. Thankyou again.
Four of the properties that we maintain have recieved either "most improved Landscape" or "most beautiful landscape" these were from either the chamber of commerace or the town commitees, two were convelesent homes, one a trash to energy plant, and the other a local hospital.
Unit should do good in your area, but they are terrible on very thick bermuda grass. I am in the process of selling my superz. I have demoed both on same area and the Exmark did a far better job, unfortunately for me, I had already purchased the Z. The problem I am facing may not be present on a 52, since less grass will be trying to pass through the shute. Also, gator blades do not work unless you have a plate on your unit. I tried it with leaves. less the plate and the leaves seemed to come out of the shute whole. I had to take my mulching mower and run over them after I blew them in a pile with my Hustler.
Are you serious. Amazing that you could even put Exmark aka (L-CRAPO-POS) in the same sentence with a Hustler. Go buy a mulch kit for 89.00 and install a set of gator blades. Hustler is the best mower made for the money. PERIOD!
I have a Hustler 25/54 Hustler SWB. I dont have any problems with its cut, even in very thick Bermuda grass that is also in Oklahoma. There are a lot of good manufactures out the so give them all a demo and see what you like the best!
I think Hustler is a great machine, with support that is second to none!
I have a Hustler Z and I absolutely love the mower. I have the 52 inch deck with a 23 Kawasaki and the mulch kit and blow-out kit installed and single Gator mulching blades. I mulch St Augustine and Bahia with excellent results. The clippings are mulched up very fine and do not clump even in damp mowing conditions.
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