Originally Posted by vinny_a
The old Toro (only a few years old) had the 27hp Kohler in it if I remember correctly. The Ferris has the 33 hp CAT diesel in it, so 6 hp difference which is significant but the Toro wouldn't even come close to cutting it. The area was on a very gentle slope so you could only cut going downhill, you had to turn off the blades and go back up the hill to cut another path because the Toro just couldn't handle it. The Ferris on the other hand had plenty of power going back up the hill. For what we used it for the Toro was a joke.
You are comparing a ~750cc gas engine to a 1500cc diesel.