The World’s first Zero Turn Lawnmower

The first Hustler was a combination of mower parts and farm machinery, created by a genius named John Regier. Mr. Regier’s mower cut grass and steered like no other. It could circle flag pole or reverse directions at a fence line, with a turn radius of zero degrees. With this, the world’s first zero-turn mower was born. And it changed everything.

When Mr. Regier brought his design to tractor cab manufacturer Excel Industries, the timing was perfect. He couldn’t maintain production alone, and Excel was looking to expand its product line. When the folks at Excel saw the mower in action, they knew they had a product that would revolutionize the mowing industry. Under the direction of company president Roy Mullet, Excel began production of Hustler mowers at its plant in Hesston, Kansas.

Hustler – one of the fastest growing brands in grounds care machinery

Since then, Hustler has become one of the leading turf care brands in the world. Across the globe, the Hustler brand signifies innovation, quality and superior customer care. In addition to manufacturing the best-in-class mowers, Hustler is committed to providing a quality owner experience. Our mission is to provide the most dependable, useful, and time-saving products in turf care, while providing unmatched customer loyalty and the best warranty in the business. Hustler’s experienced dealers are always ready to answer questions and provide expert service to every customer. The growing Hustler family now includes more than 1,200 U.S. dealers and more than 40 distributors worldwide.

Hustler Turf Equipment is distributed throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland by Southern Machinery Ltd.

Southern Machinery Ltd was established by Gordon Tutty in 1968 to distribute garden machinery in Ireland. With over 40 years in business, Southern Machinery has played an important role in the distribution of gardening equipment throughout Ireland and has provided an excellent service to customers and suppliers.

This family run business is now entering its second generation of management through Gordon’s sons, Philip and Kenneth Tutty. Growing up in the business Philip and Kenneth have gained a wealth of experience from their father and developed a passion for the grounds care machinery industry in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Hustler Zero Turn Lawnmowers is the company’s flagship product and Southern Machinery Ltd has played an instrumental part in developing the profile and dealer network throughout the UK and Ireland.