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Old 03-23-2003, 11:03 AM
Tom W Tom W is offline
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20 hp Exmark 52", or 23 hp Hustler Z 52" need some experienced imput.

I have decided on either the Lazer Z 52" 20hp Kohler, or the Hustler Z 52" 23 Kawasaki. I have driven both at the dealerships, but hard to tell what to expect under different conditions. Both are priced at about $7000.00 with tax. I am somewhat concerned that the Exmark would be underpowered with the 20 Kohler. Can some of you guys give me some experienced imput.
Thanks in advance.
Tom Wilkinson
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Old 03-23-2003, 11:57 AM
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First off..... DEMO BOTH!!

I have a Lazer Z HP 52" w/23 hp Kawi....

I love it

Plenty of power, whether cutting tall grass, or running the Ultra-Vac.

I believe mine was $ 7499.00

Considering I would be keeping the machine for some time, I was not going with anything less than all the power I could get..

Better to have and not need, rather than the other way around.

I'm not familiar w/ the Hustler, So I can't comment on that machine, But I would definately buy an eXmark again!!
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Old 03-23-2003, 12:36 PM
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That 20 HP koehler will have a hard time with the grass in the spring.
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Old 03-23-2003, 11:06 PM
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Go Kawi

I have a Hustler mini Z 52" cut with 23 Kawi. I love this machine !

Plenty of power, Excellent cut. If the Hustler has the Donaldson air cleaner on it like mine, then it's a no brainier for sure.
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