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Old 05-27-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LibertyFarmLandscaping View Post
Yes that is the great thing about the big Vanguards. They use less fuel than the big Kawis and Kohlers no matter the cutting conditions.
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I wonder if we're comparing apples to apples. I think Kawasaki is the only brand using the corrected hp rating. In other words, a Kawasaki 31 hp is 31 hp or at least very close. A Briggs or Kohler, still using old 20% off hp rating, 31 hp may actually only be a 28 hp which could explain the better gph? From my experience I would say this is the case for Kohler. I don't know about Briggs. The Vanguard I have on my Z Spray and all the threads I read seem to make me think the Briggs are using the newer hp rating. They seem pretty powerful.
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