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Old 09-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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So I dont high jack a thread here is my question. I have the 31 EFI Kohler right now. I am looking at possibly getting a Turf Tiger with the 28hp Cat Diesel or the 35 big block Vanguard. Anyone use these mowers? Is one better than the other? Is the power the same? I was wondering what the fuel consumption is like on both these. Torque I think is the same or close 53 on Briggs and 54 Cat but I have hear conflicting reports on what the Torque is these motors. Any info can help.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:47 PM
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The vanguard will use a lot more fuel but will come in considerably cheaper.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:26 PM
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The vanguard will use a lot more fuel but will come in considerably cheaper.
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I get bid assist and am looking at some demo units so that is not a huge concern for me.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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The vanguard is also lighter
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:25 PM
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The vanguard is also lighter
Yeah I know that but is that really an issue? Is power equal on the two or does one have more than the other?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:48 PM
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Just bought a brand new Turf Tiger with big block Vanguard. Best engine I have ever ran. Incredible power and torque. I tried out a diesel also and it had about the same power. Couldnt notice too big of a difference. However, I went with the Vanguard simply because of price and the convenience of not having to haul extra regular gas and diese fuel with me everyday. Mine chugs gas though. Run it side by side with my John Deere Z925 all day and my JD can mow almost mow twice as long as the Scag on one tank of gas. I would still choose it any day of the week over any other mower. Great mower
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:28 PM
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I bought the TT with 28hp Cat. One word Beast
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:19 PM
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Why are you wanting to get away from the 31 Kohler?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:08 AM
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How much did the diesel run you? , I'm going to purchase a new 1 in Jan and I'm between the 35 briggs or the cat,
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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How much did the diesel run you? , I'm going to purchase a new 1 in Jan and I'm between the 35 briggs or the cat,
I spent just over 15600 out the door with bid assist.
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