Hustler Super 104, and Super Z HyperDrive® Commercial Mower Models Now Exclusively Powered by Vanguard BIG BLOCK® Engines

MILWAUKEE (September 18, 2015) — Hustler Super 104 and Super Z HyperDrive industrial mower models are now exclusively powered by Vanguard® air-cooled V-Twin BIG BLOCK® engines from Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power.

"The outstanding reputation of Vanguard in the commercial and industrial markets, make this engine a perfect fit for our industry leading machines including the Super Z HyperDrive and Super 104," said Brad Unruh, Excel Director of Product Strategy. "We are also excited to announce an exclusive Hustler 5 year engine warranty, making this change an even greater choice for our valued customers."

The Hustler Super 104 is a wide-area mower with the maneuverability of a zero-turn. Features include a 104-inch cutting width, HyperDrive System, Grammer premium suspension seat (standard), simple, service friendly design, hydraulic wing deck lift, and 80-inch transport width.

The Hustler Super Z HyperDrive is designed with the industry leading HyperDrive® System and VX4® deck technology. New enhanced features include 26-inch tires, Grammer premium suspension seat and a faster ground speed of 16 mph.

Both models will offer customers a choice of choice of Vanguard carbureted or EFI BIG BLOCK power.

Vanguard BIG BLOCK engines — now available with Vanguard EFI technology — range from 28 to 37 horsepower¹ and are designed to provide power for commercial mowers with 54-inch cutting decks and larger. The 36HP carburetor and 37HP EFI models will power the Hustler Z HyperDrive and the Super 104.

“Since its inception in 2005, the Vanguard air-cooled V-Twin BIG BLOCK engine line continues to receive notoriety for setting a new standard of power and durability for landscape contractors,” said Jim Cross, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “The engine is a workhorse. And that ‘can-do’ attitude of the BIG BLOCK now equipped with Vanguard EFI technology just widens the gap between it and other power sources on the market.”

For more information about Vanguard engines, visit For more information about the Hustler Z HyperDrive and Super 104 mowers, visit

Jeff Salem
Swanson Russell

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation 
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Allmand™, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For more information, visit or

Hustler Turf Equipment and Excel Industries: 
Founded in 1960 and based in Hesston, Kansas, Excel Industries is a leading manufacturer of premium commercial and residential turf equipment. Excel introduced the world’s first zero-turn mower under the Hustler brand, in 1964. Excel Industries now has a global distribution network of more than 2,200 U.S. dealers and 50 distributors worldwide.

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