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Old 07-07-2012, 08:05 PM
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I think Gravely has been using that same hydro system for awhile with no problems.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:48 PM
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If i was choosing between the two I would go turf tiger. Can't get them fenders anywhere else.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:15 PM
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Thanks for the good replies. I know I might open a can of worms but,31 kawasaki or 32 briggs vanguard? I know everyone has their favorite but I would like to know what ya'll think. He has the vanguard as a demo w/30 hours but didn't have a price for me till next week.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:21 PM
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Curtis, you are exactly right on the Gravely running the same hydro system.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:22 PM
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I'm a Kawi fan, but I really think I'd go with the 32 HP Vanguard in this case. They have excellent reputations.

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:24 PM
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Curtis, you are exactly right on the Gravely running the same hydro system.
The Husqvarna PZ series uses them as well (ZT5400)
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:29 PM
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How much money should I expect to take off for the demo? or is the Briggs alot higher to begin with. Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:41 PM
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Around me the Briggs BB and the Kawi's are the same price in the Cheetah. As for how much? That's hard to say because it all depends on the dealer's size, and/or desire to move equipment in my experience.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:51 AM
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Get the TT in the 29DFI Kaw or the 31 DFI Kohler. Take the run flats off the front and get the suspension seat. If you keep it 4-5yrs you will thank me and your pocket book will also. Have run both, do my own repairs and to me the two just dont compare.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 AM
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Around me the Briggs BB and the Kawi's are the same price in the Cheetah. As for how much? That's hard to say because it all depends on the dealer's size, and/or desire to move equipment in my experience.
This is interesting; any mower prior to this point with a Vanguard engine normally sold for 3, to sometimes 5 hundred less. Kawasaki has a well-established name that people are familiar with and willing to pay more money to own, kinda of like JD farm equipment.

Vanguard because of being associated with the Briggs name has been trying very hard to build their reputation. I personally believe a Vanguard is the best mower engine on the market today, but they've had a very hard time overcoming the old Briggs engine reputation.

What you've stated about there being no difference in price between the same mower with either a Kawasaki or Briggs Vanguard is telling me some of the negatives associated with the Briggs name is diminishing.
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