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Narrowing Choices (Which models accept ROPS ?)

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by tk21769, May 11, 2008.

  1. tk21769

    tk21769 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 0

    I've found a dealer I'm comfortable with in my area (Hagerstown MD) and am trying to narrow down the model choices. I'm focusing on residential and commercial models in a 42" - 48" configuration (MFT, FasTrak, FasTrak SD, mini Z). This ZTR will be used mostly for trimming close to the house and around obstacles, where my 33HP New Holland utility tractor does a poor job. I'll continue to use the tractor for bush hogging and other purposes on our 16+ acres (mix of hayfields, woods, tall grass meadow, lawn on mostly about a 7 percent grade)

    We do have a creek and pond so I'm concerned about the safety of operating ANY ride-on mower that does not have ROPS protection.

    It appears the Hustler residential ZTRs do not accept ROPS. Correct? What is the least expensive 42"-48" model that does?
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Correct kind of....
    The FasTrak series does not accept a ROPS.
    The FasTrak Super Duties in 48", 54" and 60" do accept a ROPS.
    So the FasTrak SD 48" would fit your needs and also has a ROPS option.
    Here is the information.

    FasTrak Super Duty 23HP Kaw / 48" STD model # 928374 MSRP $6,699.00
    Kit, FT Super Duty ROPS, includes seat belt, part # 601439 MSRP $319.00

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