Hustler Super Z vs. Grasshopper

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bassngrass, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. bassngrass

    bassngrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Which would you buy?

    Hustler Super Z (25 hp AC Kaw, 60 inch deck) $8299


    Grasshopper 327 (27 hp LC Kaw, 61 inch deck) $8900

    Grasshopper 227 (27 hp AC Kohler, 61 inch deck) $8100

    Can't decide?
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    double post
  3. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I like the grasshopper better! Though the only thing I have against the husler is the cheesey control panel.
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    I've never used the Grasshopper, but owning 2 HustlerZ's I can say they are very well built, very good cut, comfortable to operate, and very fast ,especially the SuperZ
  5. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I have the Grasshopper and couldn't be happier. Go with your gut feeling and put aside the SPEED factor. I read a ton on the SPEED each mower cuts at. Unless your cutting huge wide open spaces leave speed out of it becasue they all at about the speed.

    Grasshopper would be my choice however i have a bias opinion being an owner.. Service from the factory is good too.

  6. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    I've used both, if you can even compare the two. The Super Z as far as I'm concerned is far better. Cut and Ground speed. If you have large places to cut. The super Z is the mower. Check Parts prices, hopper parts are very high in my area. The hustler line parts are very reasonably priced here. Demo both if you can, Good luck
  7. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Speed is only a factor if they perform "at speed" which the Hustler does.
    Speed is an important part of the equation when trying to increase effiency,
    same as Zero turn ability is by increasing manuverability. Most residential lawns I do are 20K and up, so the speed of the mower is very useful in getting me to the next job sooner, and still do a quality job. But since most of my work is commercial, the biggest advantage to me is getting the wide open areas done quicker.
  8. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    I have never even sat on a Grasshopper so I can't comment about them. However, I demod a Super Z at length at really, really liked that machine. I was prepared to buy the Hustler but the local dealership and I just couldn't come together on price so I bought a John Deere 757. I haven't regretted that purchase at all.

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