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Wb or rider?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Technologies, Jul 20, 2002.

  1. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    Just wondering if the new Hustler minis are compared to a Wb in weight and length when mowing 1/4 acre lawns?Are they to heavy and can you change directions ?

    My brother has the viper , on most lawns its weight shows it self after a few mowings.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I have both and have found that each has it advantage and use. I use the w/b for slopes and the z for open areas. Sometimes I use both on the same property. It just depends on the situation. I say if you can afford both, do it. It allows you to take on more of a variety of properties, IMHO. Good luck.
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    You're on the right Track. Just use a Hustler "WB" with bullrider zero turn velky. It will out turn a rider without divots, and in many cases offer more veristility. Remember, a WB with a velky is just like an "out front" rider only you stand. You can put the deck under shrubs and trim within 1 inch because you can "oversee" the deck. I'm not sure why so many guy's have forgotten a velky, but for smaller lawns they are faster than a rider, and imprint the lawn less.
  4. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    I have a Lesco 48 Wb with a war charriot and i agree i can get under and mow close to the house and garden beds but standing all day and then walking the lawns (edge trim) really puts a strain on my legs ,they are in a lot of pain by the end of the day.

    Anyone know what makes the new mini z diffrent from a reg. Z?

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