What engine you prefer on the hustler Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNT LawnCare Inc., Nov 17, 2006.

  1. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What motor you guys using on the Hustler Z 60 or super Z ,Kohler or Kaw and Why??
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    If your going with a SuperZ, go as big as you can.


    Or wait until next year and see if they're offering bigger options.
  3. smokestackit07

    smokestackit07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    i have a hustler super z with a 28 EFI and it has tons of power.very pleased with it. go with the 28 hp EFI
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    WOW...same mower here. Wouldn't rate it's power in "tons" though. :rolleyes: The SuperZ needs 30+hp and 50lb/ft of torque for sure.

    What powered your previous mowers that makes you feel the 28/60 is more than adequate?

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    I have a 27 60 real happy with it. I want a 72 34. one of the things I like about the 27 is I can buy a new one on ebay alot of times for less than a 1000$ I have no complaints over all as far as power goes but would like a bigger motor on a bigger deck.
  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Exactly, with those big pumps and motors you could definately use 30+. Hard to keep the rpm's up going up long inclines.
  7. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    So how do the kohler engines do , which do you prefer the Kaw or the Kohler. Which do you think is better ??
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't think Kawasaki makes a vertical engine bigg enough to do justice to the Super Z. So the 28 efi and the 30 Kohler are the only options I would consider except on flat ground. Test drive one with the biggest engine, dump the sticks or go up a long or steep hill and you'll see what we mean. You need all the power you can get. I like Kaw just fine, I just don't think they would be as good in this application.
  9. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    :hammerhead: I have a Super Z with a 25 HP Kawasaki on it,does a good job for me!It has more torque than the Kholer (so I've been told)!I run a Bac-Vac in the fall to get my leaves up-still plenty of power for me!I have a 60'' deck on the Z.
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've owned a Super Z w/27hp Kohler and a 52" mulching deck and currently own a Super Z w/28hp Kohler EFI and a 60" mulching deck. Even though the 27hp Z only had a 52" deck on it the 60" Z with the 28hp EFI BLOWS IT AWAY!!!! Definately get the 28 EFI. The fuel savings alone will more than pay for it. With the 27hp I had to fill up every 1 1/2 days. With the 28EFI I can usually go 3 - 3 1/2 days without filling up. The 28EFI is much smoother and the response is instantanious, also starts quicker in the cold.

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