The Brand New Hustler Dash vs. Regular Riding Mowers


Nothing beats the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer…except when you’re the one out there cutting it. Sneakers stained green, sweat dripping down your back from the summer sun, and probably a fresh sunburn on your arms—sound familiar? As homeowners, we’ve all been there, but maintaining your lawn doesn’t have to be miserable.

If you own a riding mower, you already know how much better it is than your typical push mowers. While you’re still out in the summer heat, cutting your lawn is so much less strenuous when you’re not overexerting yourself for hours on end. The down side of most residential riding mowers, though, is that you always have go to back in and clean up the edges and tight turn areas of your lawn with a smaller mower or trimmer. If that’s the case with your yard, it may be time to consider upgrading to a zero turn mower.

A zero turn mower is the next level of lawn care equipment that you didn’t know you needed until now. With strong rear-wheel drive and precision like no other, these mowers will solve all of your residential and commercial mowing needs. If you think your lawn is too small and it’s not worth the purchase, the brand new Hustler Dash mower is exactly what you’re looking for. Compact and manufactured to get the job done right, these smaller mowers are designed to fit into your garage and other tight spaces with ease.

Still unsure of making such a big purchase? Don’t worry—at PowerPro Equipment, we’re all about quality customer service, which is why we’ve put together this post to help you make a more informed decision before investing your money in any new outdoor power equipment.

What to Consider When Buying a Zero Turn Mower

There are a few things to consider and ask yourself before you decide on which zero turn mower you want to purchase:

  • What deck size does your mower need? The deck of the mower is the part that protects the rider and engine from debris while mowing. The larger the deck, the more surface area you can cut at a time, but it also increases the risk of gouging your lawn. Most of the time, you’ll only need a deck above 60 inches if you’re mowing flat, commercial areas that are several acres. Smaller mower decks are ideal for going getting around tricky areas, but if your yard is sloped, you’ll need something slightly larger to keep the mower stable. If you’re not sure, ask a professional at PowerPro Equipment to help you decide.
  • What size engine do I need? The answer to this question depends on how large your yard is and how fast you need to go. For most homeowners who aren’t concerned about speed, a smaller, less-powerful engine is more cost-effective and will get the job done. If you’re working on a commercial job and have more to mow, consider a larger engine in a mid-grade mower that can handle heavier loads.
  • What type of steering should I have? There are four different options you can choose from when it comes to steering in your zero turn mower: lap-bar steering, a steering wheel, joy-stick, and stand-on mowers. Lap-bars are the most common one that you’ll see for residential and have two levers that help you maneuver your mower. Another common type of steering is the steering wheel—just like your car, you turn and control the mower with a wheel and pedal. Joy-stick and stand-on powers are more commonly used by mowing professionals that want more control and higher maneuverability.
  • What price range am I trying to stay in? Price is another big factor you’ll want to consider before making your purchase. If you spend the majority of your summer mowing lawns, it may time to think about splurging a little of your money for a higher end mower. Most of the time though, homeowners will be able to get away with an entry-level mower from a reputable brand like Hustler, Husqvarna, or Toro and save money for other summer projects.

How the Hustler Dash Stacks Up

Here at PowerPro Equipment, we work with some of the best outdoor equipment on the market. So when the new Hustler Dash came up on our radar, we were excited to be able to offer it to our customers. Smaller than their other models, the Dash is great for navigating tight spaces with ease and is the solution for most homeowners’ lawn care needs.

With a welded steel deck and welded fully tubular frame, this heavy-duty mower is designed for durability. The foot-operated deck lift is adjustable for optimum comfort, and the automatic park brake engages when the steering levers are open for extra safety. You’re guaranteed to love the power and technology that Hustler zero turn mowers offer, including all of its extra features.

Extra Dash Features

In addition to its normal specs, the Hustler Dash can also be equipped with several different attachments: a side grass bagger, a mulch kit, a stripe kit, a light kit, or an engine guard. No matter what your yard needs, this compact zero turn mower is guaranteed to make mowing your lawn a lot more fun.

At PowerPro Equipment, we specialize in professional, top notch outdoor power equipment for your home or business and will gladly help you pick out your next mower. Even if the Hustler Dash is not right for you, stop by and visit us at one of our many Pennsylvania locations where one of our professionals can help you with your needs. Whether you’re just looking to rent, or looking to upgrade your mower, we have what you need.