Hustler Z 60

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tulsot, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Tulsot

    Tulsot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I am seriously considering purchasing a new 2007 Hustler Z 60" w/ a 25hp Kawasaki engine for my home use. I live in Tulsa OK and will be mowing a flat two acres with several trees. The grass is a mixture of bermuda and fescue. I have searched here and read about the Hustler xr7 deck issues but if I understand correctly they are resoved in the 2007 models. Would this mower be a good fit for my application? What is the lowest price I could expect to negotiate?

    The only ZTR experiece I have is borrowing my neighbor's Grasshopper 220
    52" and it cut my lawn great, at least in my estimation.
  2. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    You can't buy a better machine. I just got a 66" with 30hp kohler and love it. That said, I think it's way too much machine to justify with 2 acres. You could probably pay $75 to have it done and not worry about fuel, repairs and weedeating/blowing. That's not even mentioning the $7500 to 8500 you will pay for the machine. It will never be cost effective to buy a commercial Z for that size. You may be able to justify a used walk behind. Otherwise I recommend that you hire someone to do it locally. A lot of people will work for nothing.
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,177

    I can tell you want a new mower and to do your own thing, that is great you will enjoy it.

    My dealer sells the Hustler Z 60"/25 Kawi for $7499.00 but I am pretty sure he said there would be a 4% increase in September.

    If money is no object and you want to finish fast step up to the Super Z but if you enjoy mowing and speed is not an issue, you are looking at the right mower.
  4. Tulsot

    Tulsot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Anyone in my area have an 07?
  5. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Before you buy any machine DEMO it first on your property. If it cuts well for you the Hustler would be a great choice. You will love it. The Hustler mowers are the best built out there but some people have cutting issues. I sent back my 52" Super Mini because of the cut. I already miss it. Handles like a dream. The 60" machines do cut much better though.

    You should have no problems getting a demo from your dealer. Hustler is a very customer oriented company. If your local dealers can't get you a demo contact PJ on the Hustler Forum. He will make it happen. He gets things done.
  6. PEVO

    PEVO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I'm wondering when the hustler haters will chime in. As for me i have a 04model 60" super-Z with the 28hp kohler EFI & it does a awsome job. I'd DEMO any mower first on your spread before buying though.
  7. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Messages: 668

    for two acres a z or super z i waaaaaay overkill. look at the fasttrak 21/54. it will run you about 1/2 the $. it also comes with a 4 yr HO warranty vs a 2 yr warranty for the Hustler commercial z's.
    i have a mini fasttrak and cut my 2 acres in about an hour. when i bought it i only had 1/2 ac. i will be upgrading to a 21/54.
  8. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    The 60" is a good size for 2 acre. You won't be spending much time on the mower.
    Demo it. If it cuts well you won't want to give it back.
  9. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I have acouple of 60" 2007 super-z's and not one problem. Hustler makes the most quality machine out there....I prefer the E.F.I, but in your case go with the 25 h.p.:weightlifter: :usflag:
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,177

    There is no such thing as overkill to a home owner that has plenty of money.
    You buy whatever you want because "the only difference in men and boy's is the price of their toys".

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