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Uncut strip of grass left on my new Super Z..

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by HenryB, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. mowerconsultant

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

    Your dealer will take care of you.
    You need to get the deck updated from what it sounds like.
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    You will never be able to cut 3.25" up and do a good job with any speed, the deck does not have enough suction at that height to stand the grass up to be cut. My 66" XR-7 does a wonderful job but I cut at 2.75" and I cut at 15 mph a big part of the time.

    The fact is, the higher the deck setting the less suction to stand the grass up, this means a very slow cutting speed. I cut extremely fast everywhere I can stand the ride and it does a very good job at low cutting heights.

    If you watched me cut you would find it hard to believe that much grass could be cut in a hour, it still amazes me the difference the fast cutting speeds makes, every time I mow it is like, how did I mow that much that fast.
  3. JAF

    JAF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    It is so hard to find out if you guys have the baffle kit or not. I would suggest to contact your dealer you bought them from and have them contact hustler.
  4. jmkb72

    jmkb72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey thanks for that, I had kind of noticed it got better at a lower height and had wonder if the closer proximity to the ground sealed the deck better to the ground creating more suction and hence standing the grass up better. I guess also the blades hit the grass lower where its stiffer and less likely to be able to be bent over out to the way... whether the suction from the deck is standing it up or not. I wonder if the front of the deck was lower, rather than being ramped up like it is if it would seal to the ground better at a higher height?
    PJ, as far as my deck not being updated, why would that be, its brand new out of the crate only 3 weeks old. Every picture i looked at of the latest XR7 deck from the brochure and on-line looks exactly like mine on top and underneath. I talked to two dealers in the area and they could only suggest bringing it in to look at it. Should I expect this sort of checkout to be free of charge?
    What's the best way to ensure correct RPM setting, anyone?
    One last thing, should I expect a mulching kit to require a slower groundspeed to produce same quality of cut, what with the extra mulching being a greater load on the system?
    Thanks guys.
  5. mowerconsultant

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

    The dealer can tell you if it is the updated version and also check it out for cut quality, there should not be a charge for this, if there is let me know.
    As far as the pictures your looking at, they may be the "A" version your seeing, not the "B" that you need to be using.
    Your deck may just need to be updated to the "B".
    What is your serial #?
    Better yet, let the dealer look at it to make sure.

  6. jmkb72

    jmkb72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks PJ, I'll do that.
  7. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    We are still getting the uncut strip on both our Super Z Xr7s too. We cut at 3.25-3.5. Once the growth slows a little, and we can go shorter, I'll try getting down lower to see if that gets rid of it.
  8. jmkb72

    jmkb72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Getting back to the dealer is a bit out of the way, I will but in the mean time this is my model number and serial number, if that can help me know what to expect.
  9. mowerconsultant

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

    You certainly have a earlier version of the XR-7 deck, it is very similar to the "A" version we now make, thing is you need the "B" version.
    Your dealer can update it to a "B" version and you will be all set.

  10. diagnostech

    diagnostech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    my 2006 xr7 66" is now also showing this problem. Please help, because if it's not Hustler, it's not a real mower.:)
    no air kits installed, is it worth my money?

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