Hustler Super Z
The mower I am writing about is a Hustler Super Z. It is a zero turn riding lawn mower with a 54 in cutting deck. This mower uses thee blades to cut a really wide swath. I really like this mower. It has tons of power no matter what length of grass you are cutting and it has superb traction when on hills.
This mower has two large gas tanks, enough for a lot of cutting. The controls are very easy to use and not complicated to run. This mower is very safe as well due to the seat activated kill switch. If the blades are running and you stand up, the engine will shut off. There is a very nice parking brake on this machine that will not let the mower move once it is engaged. This mower has very good maneuverability since it has two hydrostatic motors (one on each back tire) to turn 360 in a very small area.
This machine is heavy (1500lbs) which makes it very stable and comfortable to ride around on. Everything is very solid and does not feel like is going to fall apart. My only problems with it are the deck is raised or lowered by you foot. There is a catch for keeping the deck up and it sometimes catches when you don’t want it to, so you have to go back over the same spots. The blades are a little incontinent to change as well; since the deck is under the middle it doesn’t flip up.
You need to find a spot to prop the front of the machine up on and then crawl under to get the three blades off and on. This makes it a little slower than it could be to change blades, but really not a huge problem. Overall this machine is fantastic, power to spare, handles easily, comfortable to use and even a novice like me can run it like someone who knows what they are doing.