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Why would Hustler discontinue the Shortcut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    I saw one today in action that's got to be the coolest mower I ever saw. The guy let me use it a bit,:cry: wow. Great machine. No longer made?
  2. Pumper

    Pumper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    They never patented the machine. They didn't think there was anything novel or special about it. Then Wright came out with the Stander. Hustler offered to pay a royalty or license the technology from Wright to continue producing the Shortcut but Wright wouldn't talk with them. They chose to stop making the mower rather than redesign the machine like Great Dane did.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    You mean the machine that you stradled like a motorcycle? I seen 2 of them in my area a few years ago. Looked really uncomfortable to me. They stopped making them because they didnt sell.

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