Hustler enters utility vehicle market

Hustler enters utility vehicle market

The MDV features LeveLift, a cargo box that allows users to lift up to 750 pounds from the ground.

April 20, 2017

HESSTON, Kan. – Hustler Turf Equipment has announced its Maximum Duty Vehicle (MDV) is available for purchase. The MDV signifies the company’s first entry into the utility vehicle or side-by-side category. Designed for heavy-duty applications, the MDV features LeveLift, a labor-saving cargo box that allows users to lift up to 750 pounds from the ground and dump material from any point in its arc of motion.

The MDV is ideal for farmers and ranchers, university facilities managers, municipality workers, parks and recreation employees and people on industrial campuses – anywhere there’s a need to lift and transport heavy materials.

The Hustler MDV saves time, by turning a two- or three-person job into a one-person job, freeing up people to focus on other tasks. With a flip of a switch, the LeveLift brings the cargo box up, back and down, enabling loading at ground level or at any point. Once loaded, the LeveLift brings the cargo box back up and into position on the MDV. With minimum time and effort, the cargo is loaded and on its way.

“After nearly a decade of research and development, we’re ecstatic the Hustler MDV is rolling off of the production line,” said Adam Mullet, vice president of sales and marketing in North America. “We’re anxious to learn more about how our customers utilize the MDV and hear about new applications for a bed that lowers to the ground while staying level and can be loaded and dumped in any position.”

The Hustler MDV features a Kohler Diesel engine fed by a 14-gallon fuel tank. Users can be confident maneuvering in and out of tight spaces thanks to the CVT transmission and precise controllability offered by power steering.

The vehicle is available in a standard bed model or with LeveLift. The all-wheel drive MDV runs at a top speed of 37 miles per hour and the vehicle has a total load capacity of up to 1685* pounds. A wide range of options and accessories are available.

The Hustler MDV is now available at select independent dealers and will be on sale nationwide by year’s end.

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