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10-21-2006, 05:42 PM
Is a 15 hp kohler single big enough to power a exmark tthp 48. It is a floating deck hydro drive machine.

10-21-2006, 06:20 PM
Bump.... Anybody

10-21-2006, 06:29 PM
Well you don't seem to be getting any help today I have noticed a couple of your threads. Sorry but I really don't have an answer for you. Good luck

10-21-2006, 06:30 PM

My last couple threads stuck out!!!

10-21-2006, 06:37 PM
Plenty of horsepower

10-21-2006, 06:44 PM
I have a 15hp on a 48in snapper, It works fine!

10-21-2006, 07:49 PM
Plenty of horsepower
i agree. i have a 15hp 48" bobcat and it cuts just fine. bogs a little in tall thick grass but you shouldn't be cutting that stuff anyway.

lazer 46
10-21-2006, 08:41 PM
My first walk behind mower was a 15 horse Kawi Exmark tthp. I used it a couple years and I was very pleased with it. I buy new every couple years and am now running the 17hp tthp and buying another in the spring. I like as much power as possible but you have to be realistic also and realize the mower's limitations.

10-21-2006, 08:41 PM
If you are just side discharging you should be fine. If you are mulching in thick wet heavy stuff it may be lacking.

We have two 48" SCAG HYDRO WB's with 17 kawi's. It's enough power to pull us the the sulky and still cut. But, the mulcher seems to bog down a bit.

J&R Landscaping
10-21-2006, 08:44 PM
15hp on a 48" cut is fine. You shouldnt have any problem.

10-21-2006, 09:14 PM
Marginal IMO

10-21-2006, 09:39 PM
I was thinking that the machine would not have enough power to pull me on a bull rider with it only being a SINGLE. I would only be side discharging and bagging with it.

10-21-2006, 09:41 PM
my last 2 that size were both 17's

10-21-2006, 10:18 PM
Is a 15 hp kohler single big enough to power a exmark tthp 48. It is a floating deck hydro drive machine.how old is this tthp . i can only remember the single bring on the metro modle only never on any tthp most had the kaw 15 and the 17

10-21-2006, 11:33 PM
The tthp is a 00. forget about it though. I am going to pass on this one because it is to beat up.