hustler super z zero turn review

Hustler Super Z Zero Turn Review

In the market of zero turn mowers, the offering of Hustler, specifically their largest model, the Super Z and Super Z hyperdrive are some of the best.

These are machines – in all sense of the word – which have been fitted with advanced hydraulics and performance-enhancing bits to get the best out of them. Standing apart from a host of others in the market due to the slew of internally patented options they ship with, these mowers are really worth taking a look at.


To start with, the Super Z comes with various engine configurations which determines its cutting deck and drive power.

The engine option available for the mower are the Kawasaki FX850, Kohler 824 EFI and the Kawasaki FX1000. No matter which one you choose, you will be able to achieve drive speeds of up to 14mph on the Super Z.

This high speed is bettered only by the 16mph offering on the Super Z HyperDrive which carries one of the biggest engines on the market. With options like the Vanguard Big Block and Vanguard Big Block EFI across multiple cutting decks, you know that is no joke.

Coupled with what is said to be the biggest and most durable drive system in the lawn mower industry, there is rarely a zero-turn mower line-up that will give you what you get on these two

hustler super z hyperdrive


Super Z

  • Cutting deck options of 54”, 60”, 66’ and 72’, all developed on the patented VX4® deck system
  • Frame is fabricated to handle heavy duty tasks and operations
  • SmoothTrak™ steering system
  • Hydraulics systems is unmatched by any other in the industry
  • Front tires are set at 13” and the rear wheels at 24”
  • Height adjustment possible

Super Z HyperDrive

  • Cutting decks are developed with the same VX4® system, and has options of 60”, 66” and 72”
  • HyperDrive® Hydro System gears help to mow in tough conditions with relative ease
  • Premium Gammer suspension seat can be adjusted in six different ways
  • Runs at speeds of up to 16mph
  • Front wheels measure 13” and the rear drives take 26”
VX4 Technology Deck


The choice of engines used in both machines are all tested for strength and long-lasting performance. The heavy-duty frame also makes it possible to use the machine in tough areas without fearing wear or tear.

Speaking of wear, the front and rear tires have been thickened enough to not only carry the weight of the machine, but withstand abuse from diverse environments. With a HyperDrive Hydro System on the Super Z HyperDrive, mowing in tough conditions has never been easier.


The comfort starts from the SmoothTrak® steering controls which allows you operate with responsive and precise control over your steering. You would be doing that while seated on the premium high-back seats with armrests (if you are using the Super Z) or the six-way adjustable Gammer seats that comes with the Super Z HyperDrive.


Both the Super Z and Super Z HyperDrive take a deviation from the norms in the kinds of colors that they opted for. With a main yellow coloration taking up the space, their black detailing options makes them even more appealing to the eyes.

This is bettered by the choice of premium seat material which goes on to add an extra layer of beauty (and functionality) to the units.


Large drive tires do not just offer comfort, but safety in the way the weight of the vehicle is well distributed across the entire span. That allows for a sturdier stand and makes the machine great for hilly areas.

The comfortable seats also cater to the needs of the operator. Ensuring less fatigue to the back (with great backrests) and amazing armrests to take off stress from your arms too, you are as safe as you can get with either of these units.


You can buy either of the machine outright, or opt for a financing option instead. No matter which one you go for, make sure you check across multiple dealers to get the best deal on the machine.


Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Cut Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Durability:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Comfort:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

What do you think of the Hustler Super Z and Super Z HyperDrive?

A lot of users who have gotten their hands on these units have had great comments so far. If you look at the details above, you won’t be surprised.

Let us know what opinion you have formed of the machine already.

For the lucky ones among us that have been able to operate one before, let us know how you feel about either or both of the machines.

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