Hustler 44 Mini Z mower / 2006
by Scott Aflord
(Denham Springs, LA)
My machine has 613 hours on it. I bought it used 2 years ago with 127 hours. When it got to about 250 hours, I started having a few complications. I had to replace a clutch, belts, the starter 2 times and 3-4 pulleys. This season, I have had to replace the clutch (again), the starter (again), the choke and throttle cable (both broke in half),1 spindle assembly, an ignition coil, the flywheel and stator.
I service my machine every 25 hours. This includes changing the oil, greasing fittings, cleaning or replacing the air filter, and replacing blades. It is also kept in an enclosed trailer so that it isn't left in the elements. Neither Kawasaki or Hustler will do anything for me. Even though I have replaced some of these parts multiple times.
I RECOMMEND you avoid both of these manufacturers. I will NEVER buy either again.
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