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hustler or exmark ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by affordableyardcare, May 17, 2004.

  1. affordableyardcare

    affordableyardcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I've finally decided to buy my first ztr, and have narrowed it down to either a hustler super mini or the exmark lazer hp.I plan on going with the 23 hp kawi and a 52"deck. Could i get some input from you guys that run either of these machines.The hustler looks to be the better built machine from what i can see, a few hundred dollars less also right now. Thanks for your help!!!
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've never owned an Exmark ZTR but have owned several Toros, Husqvarna and 2 Grasshoppers and can say that my Hustler Super Z w/27HP Kohler and 52" deck is the best built mower by far. Did I mention it is also FAST!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. D Fricks

    D Fricks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Have the Lazer Z HP 23 HP Kawasaki great machine 3 seasons with 1200 Hrs. no major problems . no experience with the Hustler.
  4. TLC4Carolina

    TLC4Carolina LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I run a lazer 28hp 60" deck every day. Love it, personally i think the lazer is the better choice. We also a lazer with close to 2000 hr. with very little trouble.
  5. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    Check out the '04 Toros. might be a good contender for you. Must have the Turbo Force deck though....
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Probably the 2 best mower mfg's out there and 2 of the best companies out there. Demo both machines on YOUR PROPERTIES. Check out the cut quality on both machines. Make sure the blades are sharp on both also.

    I've own 2 eXmark 52" HP with 23 kawi. Love them. They are my mainstay in this business.
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    either one, would probably be good.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I hear that hustlers coming out with a different deck in the fall. You might want to wait till then??

  9. Russ4148

    Russ4148 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Picked up my new 23-52 Exmark HP yesterday. After an afternoon of use, could not be happier. I might note that I was cutting wet grass after a rain storm. No problem, and the cut looked great.
  10. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    I'm runniong a Hustler 52" mini z now. I bought this year and I'm as happy as I can be. Good mower, well built and at a good price. I would choose the mower with the nearest and best dealer support.

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