Hustler Super Z vs Ferris IS3100Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ef200098, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ef200098

    ef200098 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    We've picked up several LARGE acreage accounts this fall for next year and im looking to pick up 2 72" mowers to go along with the 455D we have. Im not looking for opinions on any other mower brands, as these are the only dealers within a reasonable distance that i am willing to work with.

    Ive Demoed both of these units, and honestly like both of them. There are things i like about each, and some things i dont like.

    The Super Z has changed to the super z 'hd' for 2013 and we are looking at this model, and will be using the flex forks.

    What i am looking for in this thread is someone who has run either of these for a year or so and see how they've held up so far. How many trips to the dealer have you had to make to 'work the kinks out'. How much work have you done on your own?

    Main Concerns...

    Huster Super Z:
    Flex forks wearing out every 200 hours or so.
    Kawasaki engine reliability.

    Ferris IS 3100z:
    Quality of cut in wet or tall. Some of our acreage accounts are EOW.

    I dont want to post my thoughts as to not scew the thread.
  2. hrhlawn

    hrhlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I've had both the Feris is good got a lot of power quality of cut is okay it clumps real bad in wet grass the hustler cuts great it's really good in wet grass I got 2200 hrs. on my flex forks The Kawasaki is really good but I have the old one on my 2 super z not the new FX I have three grandstands that the FX is on they replace the one that blew it 200 hours and then that one blow with 2 hours and now I have 300 on the new one and it seems to run great Thank God for warranty
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  3. ef200098

    ef200098 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Thats the type of stories ive heard about the newer large kawi's. Even under warranty with the volume we will be doing, I can't afford to have a mower down for a day or two. Thanks for the input.

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