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Thoughts on the Hustler ATZ for hills?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SunriseLawn, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. SunriseLawn

    SunriseLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

  2. mowerconsultant

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

    That is what the unit was designed for.
    Do a search here on LS, you will find a few threads with lots of info and pics.
    we have a couple of demo units in Ohio and would love to demo the unit for you.
    Let me know if I can help you or answer any questions you may have.

  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Like this one...:)

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  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Drove it at Louisville EXPO, very nice and smooth machine, smooth ride, nice controls, good traction etc. There were no inclines to try it on.
    This is "crazygator" on the ATZ at the EXPO.

  5. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    I seen it at the gie show too.Like all other Hustler products they look very well built.I myself think it is ugly with the bars .But I rather have Safety than looks.I will test drive one in the spring to see how it handles these hills in the ozarks
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Hey Eric/FSM i have a question for ya about that mower

    Did you find it a comfortable fit for your body type?

    I am asking this because i'm close to 6'0" and a big boy and i sat on one at my dealer and it did'nt fit me too well i felt cramped my legs did not seem to streach out as far as on an eXmark or Toro and it seemed like i dwarfed the machine standing next to it
    maybe it is because of the low profile the machine i don't know

    And Pj looks like a really usefull machine if i had places to use it i would buy one in a heartbeat

    Thyanks for any response
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    That’s not me on the mower in the picture, it’s a fellow Lawnsite member whose screen name is “Crazygator”. I’m 6’ and 167 pounds. Found the ATZ to be pretty comfortable. I imagine it has a few adjustments to help the cramped feeling but it felt pretty roomy to me. Was the seat back all the way? Just curious. I thought it had more leg room than others because of the long wheelbase and all. You don’t have to have hills to buy one ;) it can be used on level ground too ya know lol. Hope this helps.
  8. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Thanks Eric but i can't justify the 11 to 12k price tag on those things and yes the seat was all the way back if they still have it next time i'm there i'll see if i can take it for a spin

    I really want to play with an 04 lazer
  9. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    I'm 6'4 and 240lbs and found that the hustler had plenty of room.The rolls bars might give it a smaller seat area.I can also say this .You get what you pay for and your money is well spent with a hustler product
  10. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I had the opportunity to demo one at a dealer show here in NE Ohio. Nice machine, well built and engineered, but definately a little ugly lookin'. Did take it on a hill, but nothing significant. While it may have its place, I'll stick with a good WB on the hills for what I'd pay for the ATZ.


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