Which one is the better mulcher?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by john_incircuit, May 28, 2006.

  1. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 310

    I narrowed my choices down to the Trimstar Hydro 36 and the new Mini Z 42. My primary concern is mulching, as our yards are small and have too many flower beds for the side discharge. It is difficult for us to test the mulching, all demo mowers usually are setup for side discharge. Which one of the two is the better mulcher?

    One of our best mulchers now is the new Honda 21 commercial. Is the Trimstar / Mini Z in the same league or can we expect even better results?

    Last question, is the weight for the Mini Z 42 really around 675 lbs? The home owner 36 inch FastTrack is listed at 730 lbs. Why would it be heavier?

    Thanks -- John
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    Both will mulch equally good, they are both 2 bladed deck designs.
    As to the weight, the Mini 42" weighs 675 lbs compared to the Mini FasTrak 36" weighing 552 lbs and the 42" Mini FasTrak weighing 572 lbs


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