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.

Scott Alford
Alford's Landscaping and Lawn

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May 18, 2013
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by: Anonymous

I have the miniZ with the 18 Honda. Have had it since '05 and no problems. I use Mobil 1 10w30 at recommended viscosity and change at the end of the season. Doesn't use oil. No idea as to hours. I have about 2 acres I mow with it and I use it for my transportation around my farm rather than buying a JD Gator.

Mark

Jun 02, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Sorry about your delimma. don't know anything about hustler but I do know that Kawasaki is about as good as you're going to get in powerplants., I actually don't know of a better engine than Kawi, that being said they do need to stand behind their product and I would stay on them about whatever your issues are, then again I've never had to deal with Kawi because all the engines I've had from them have been without issues!

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