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jaybow
01-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Anybody ever ran a 52" hydro with a 15hp engine, probably Kawasaki. Im gonna be buying an engine for my Scag SWZ 52" hydro soon and was wondering if a 15hp would run it ok for flat yards. I would like to pull myself with a 2 wheeled sulky, probably the caster wheel type. I seen a couple of exmark 48" turf tracers with a 15hp Kawasaki on ebay for sale. Justwondering if anyone has had one on a 52" before.

Gassetts
01-12-2011, 02:51 PM
Never seen a 52" with that small of an engine on it. They come with the 20 horse Kawi now, 48 with an 18 horse. Would seem to be to much for that engine.

jaybow
01-12-2011, 03:12 PM
Never seen a 52" with that small of an engine on it. They come with the 20 horse Kawi now, 48 with an 18 horse. Would seem to be to much for that engine.

20 hp Kawasaki is the biggest engine option that Sacg offers with a fixed deck hydro walk behind. They also offer a 17 hp Kawasaki, 18 hp Kohler, 19 hp Kawasaki. I did see a few fixed deck hydro exmarks on Ebay with 15 hp Kawasaki engines. I will probably go with a 17 hp Kawasaki.

Richard Martin
01-12-2011, 03:19 PM
I would prefer the 17 too. The 15 is a bit weak although it used to be standard practice to use a 14 on decks of that size.

Gravelyftw
01-20-2011, 08:30 PM
We use a Gravely 52" floating deck hydro model at work with a 17hp kaw. It has no power problems even when pulling me on the sulky.

BadRancher
01-20-2011, 08:32 PM
I think 15hp is small. My TT has a 17HP Kawi and sometimes it seems underpowered when I'm on it, but then again I'm a big guy.

Gravelyftw
01-20-2011, 08:35 PM
yeah i wouldnt take a chance on anything under 17

BINKY1902
01-20-2011, 09:46 PM
That 19hp Kawi would be nice on there.

fireman9
01-20-2011, 09:52 PM
I own an early old 15 hp Kohler powered Scag 52" hydro walk behind. It's a back up mower and seems fine, but then again I'm not cutting hay fields with it either. It does get the job done, but will bog down in really thick tall grass if the blades aren't razor sharp.