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Review of the new Super Z stripe kit

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by KirbysLawn, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Thanks for sending me the stripe kit; it does a great striping job...however I have removed it from my mower for safety reasons.

    Upon first inspection I wonder how it would do on humps, backing, and uneven ground, in conclusion it is awful on all three. Upon final installation the first problem was the deck would not raise to the top position, the kit and the deck brackets hit each other. While mowing if you are on a hump it bottoms out. If you decide to back up on a hump, well, don’t do it unless you want to plow to ground.

    Hills are also a BIG problem. Today I was mowing an uneven area and backed up onto a small hill. Once the back tires went up on the hills the bracket swung forward and functioned like a kickstand…I was stuck. After finally after rocking the mower back and forth I got the mower and about 6-8” of grass out. The stripe kit was now stuck in a forward position under the mowing deck. When trying to get off the lawn I got stuck again and once again when I tried to get from the curb to the trailer. I ended up stuck on the curb going in circles and had to remove the kit there before I could mow again. Thank god no sprinkler heads where in the way.

    I also hit a small stump while backing and stopped rather quickly! I suggest recalling these before damage is done to a mower, property, or someone.
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Thank you for your report and info.
    We have already made some changes to this prototype test kit you are using, and they are in direct response to some reports from you and other testers here on LS.
    I am sure through the prototype testing we will have this stripe kit to a very acceptable level for you in the near future.

  3. superman

    superman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Pj, something else, that I can't remember if I emailed you and told you or not. With the design of the current prototype I have noticed it effects my handling and not in a good way. I just felt like my Z was much less responsive and it just felt all wrong. I believe that the handling on a Super Z is second to none and I would like to see a product that doesn't take away that.

    Thanks Pj for all the help.
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    bear with me im still trying to get the hang of posting pics.
    here is my chain striper.

  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

  6. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    here are a few pics of my super z with a chain kit and quikchute


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