JD Quik Trak vs Hustler Mini Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smlavin, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I have been looking (but haven't demo'd them yet) at the JD Quik Trak 23/54 for its manuverabilty and the Hustler Mini Z. I keep hearing that the Quik Trak is more maneuverable because it is 8" shorter than the Mini Z BUT the wheelbase on the Mini Z appears shorter than on the Stander...sooooo, wouldn't that mean that the Mini Z would be more maneuverable than the QT? What am I overlooking?
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Zero turn, by definition (I think) means the machine can turn a radius within it's own length. So, a machine 72" long, can spin a circle 72" in diameter.

    sooooo..... the Quik Trac will still spin a turning radius 8" shorter than the mini z.

    So, to answer your question as to which is more manueverable...... I don't know!!! Try em out! :waving:

    p.s. I DO find my QT very manueverable :)
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Smlavin, I have never used either, but I have seen several post on here about folks not liking the JD QT. Might want to do a search and see what folks have to say. I remember one I read (cant remember name) that disliked his so bad quit using it. BTW the JD ztr are well liked by most, including me.

  4. CoastalEmpire

    CoastalEmpire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I've got a '04 Super Mini Z and I couldn't ask for a better ZTR. Hustler rocks

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