Thread: GH 226v or 220?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 PM
cinco1 cinco1 is offline
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I was in your boat and compared some versions like you have suggested.

From my research:

Briggs Pro Turf - at best, high end residential motor.

Kohler Commander - good motor, but uses (I believe - as I was considering a 223 version), a "mule drive" set up that tends to "sap" power due to the way the engine power-to-deck is routedl.

IMHO - If you move up in cost ($7.5-8k) you can get a MUCH better machine. The Grasshopper 223-52 was on my short list - but the Gravely 152 and Scag Tiger Cat 52 were there too. In the end, I ended up purchasing a Gravely Pro Turn XDZ 252 (w/ 23.5 Kawi) for around $8k. IMO - a much better machine than the GH. Huge transmission and frame, etc. etch. I purchased with 1/2 down through Sheffield at 0%/48 months (Sheffield financing is available for Grasshopper, Gravely, Scag, etc.) Heck of a deal.

If you are interested, here is my research...

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=406082

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=405336

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=406954
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