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Moeandlarry
06-15-2002, 11:29 AM
I am mowing 3 acres. I can buy a Hustler Shortcut with very low hours for $5400 but it only has a 17hp Kawisaki engine. What is the suggested hp for a 48 inch deck? I sometimes let the grass get a little long and 17hp seems like it might bog down in deeper grass.

John DiMartino
06-15-2002, 10:33 PM
for just 3 acres ,and a homeowner,the 17 will be fine,it will have plenty of power for your yard.

kris
06-22-2002, 07:37 PM
i agree ..17 is fine