Hustler Z Diesel

The Hustler Z® Diesel offers everything the most demanding user could ever expect form a commercial Zero Turn Lawnmower. Power is provided by the 1.1 litre, three cylinder Shibaura Diesel engine making the Hustler Z® Diesel one of the most fuel efficient Z’s to operate.


Belt Drive Design

Patented belt drive system provides long life.

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Shibaura Diesel

25 horsepower diesel engine is the smoothest most efficient running diesel engine.

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VX4 Deck

Best cutting deck in the diesel class.

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Service Friendly Design

Designed to make maintenance and service simple and easy.

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Rear Discharge Decks

Industry exclusive counter rotating blade for the best finished appearance in its class.

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Patented Automatic Park Brake System

A simple, convenient and patented system that automatically engages the parking brake when you open the steering levers.


2-Year / NO Hour Limited Warranty

See your local Hustler Dealer for complete details.

5-Year / 500 Hour Limited Warranty

See your local Hustler Dealer for complete details.

Manufacturer Shibaura
HP *54″ 25HP (931279CE)
*60″ 25HP (931287CE)
60″ 25HP RD (931295CE)
72″ 25HP RD (931717CE)
Displacement 1,131cc
Cooling Liquid Cooled, direct drive, mechanical cooling fan
Air Cleaner Heavy Duty Canister
Engine Warranty 2 year no hour limit or 5 year 500 hours
Drive System
Type Dual Hydrostatic
Pumps Tandem 21cc HydroGear
Wheel Motors Parker TG0335
Speed 11.5 mph
Parking Brakes Patented Automatic
Cutting Width 54″,60″,72″
Cutting Heights 1″ – 5.5″
Deck Lift Foot Operated
Depth 5.5″
Blades 3
Blade Length 54″ deck: 3 – 18.5″ x 3.0″ x .203″
60″ deck: 3 – 20.5″ x 3.0″ x .203″
72″ deck: 3 – 24.5″ x 3.0″ x .250″
Blade Tip Speed 54″: 18,322 fpm
60″: 18,260 fpm
60″ RD: 18,200 fpm
72″: 18,890 fpm
72″ RD: 18,240 fpm
Spindles Ductile cast iron w/ steel shafts and sealed ball bearings
Deck Belts 1
Drive Warner Electric PTO Clutch (200 ft lbs)
Construction 11ga. +11ga. +7ga. welded steel
Spindle Mounts Reinforced 11ga. doubler +7ga. tripler, steel
Impact/Trim Areas 3/8″ x 1.5″ steel bar protector
Frame 1.5″ x 3.0″ .187″ steel
Front Caster Wheels Mounted w/ sealed ball bearings
Front Caster Forks Fabricated 1/2″ steel
Seat Premium vinyl suspension seat
Fuel Capacity 14.4gal.
Cup Holder Yes
Front Tire 13 x 6.5 – 6
Drive Tire 54″ deck: 24 x 9.5 – 12
60″, 72″ deck: 24 x 12 – 12
Acres Per Hour 54″: 5.01*
60″: 5.57*
72″: 6.68**Number based on 80% efficiency. This rating is to account for actual mowing conditions including overlapping, turning and terrain.

Mower ships with Factory installed mulch kit.


VX4 mulch kit

Mulch Kit

Nearly every Hustler deck has an optional Mulch Kit. No more handling clippings. Recycle them back into
the soil and reclaim nutrients.

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Flex Forks

Shock-absorbing front-caster forks that improve operator comfort and provide a more even cut especially over uneven terrain and at higher speeds.

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Beacon Kit

The Flashing Beacon Light Kit mounts on the ROPS. Flashing Beacon Lights are sometimes used or required when mowing in high traffic, or to make mowing crews more visible.

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Light Kit

Extend your productivity into the late hours with our optional light kit.

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Hitch Kit

Bolt-on hitch with 7/8-inch hole. Will accept any standard ball.

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Hydraulic Deck Lift

Raise and lower the deck with the flip of a switch. This is an electric over hydraulic lift kit which consists of some simple bolt on hardware and switch installation.

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Stripe Kit

For the person who wants to step it up a notch. A three roller system between the drive tires with heavy duty bearings on each roller, this stripe kit will leave a beautiful finish every time you mow.

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VX4 Sand Kit

A deck kit which helps withstand the heavy use in sandy situations.

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Steering Lever Extension Kit

Steering levers can be adjusted in several ways to make your mowing experience as comfortable as possible.


Single Anti-Scalp Wheel

Additional kit for increased deck scalping protection. Two height settings. Can be used in conjunction with the dual anti-scalp kit.

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Dual Anti-Scalp Wheels

Additional kit for increased deck scalping protection. Fixed position. Can be used in conjunction with the single anti-scalp wheel kit.

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Semi-Pneumatic Front Tires

Flat free front tire option.

HZD FlasherKit

Flasher Kit

Flasher kit for increased visibility and safety.


“My Hustler Diesel has been a great machine – no problems so far. After four years, all I’ve had to replace is a bolt! The durability of this mower is amazing. The machine also gives me the best fuel economy I’ve experienced in any of the mowers I’ve operated. Thank you Hustler for great products and service.”

– B. Jones, Precision Lawn Care, Auburn, NE

“I chose the Hustler Z Diesel 60” mower for its intuitive controls, ease of maintenance, and rock solid build quality. What I didn’t expect was that the fuel savings of the diesel mower over my old gas mower would make my monthly payment! Time spent mowing is cut down by half and fuel usage is down 300% on each mowing. Thank you Hustler Turf for an outstanding machine!”

– B. Zambotti, Kittanning, PA

“ I love the Hustler Z Diesel. It never lacks power and with the rear discharge deck its just what we needed. The parts and service availabilty has also been great.“

– W. Szentpetery, West Salem, OH