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Hustler

Hustler

www.HustlerTurf.com

 

Founded in Kansas in 1964 as a division of Excel Industries, Hustler Turf Equipment began as an innovation for a lawn care need. When a local machinist’s wife grew frustrated with her grass-cutting duties, the inspiration for a new riding mower emerged.

It was in 1963 that John Regier came up with the beginnings of the first Hustler mower in Moundridge, Kansas. Regier’s wife grew more and more irritated with the chore of cutting grass on the family’s home site. Determined to come up with a solution, Regier worked on modifying the design for a steering system and transmission used on haying equipment.

With its jumble of drives and belts, Regier’s mower was different than anything anyone had seen before. It could also cut grass like no one had ever seen before, turning - as they say - on a dime. It could reverse directions in a turn with a radius of, exactly, zero degrees – a feat unattained by any other driven machinery. The sought-after zero-turn mower had emerged.