Hustler Turf Equipment, a manufacturer of commercial and residential turf equipment, 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 technology, a patented, 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 introduction of the MDV with LeveLift bed technology speaks to the innovation and quality craftsmanship inherent in the DNA of Hustler Turf,” said Adam Mullet, vice president of sales and marketing in North America. “Hustler Turf is leading the industry by creating a maximum-duty utility terrain vehicle (UTV) category. It offers customers a machine that works hard in addition to getting them from Point A to Point B.”
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 simple 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 Mullet. “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 base vehicle is durable, comfortable and easy to maintain. 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 continuously variable transmission (CVT) 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 1,685 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.