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Old 06-26-2001, 09:25 PM
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Toro 60" ZTR ; Air Cooled or Liquid Cooled

My dealer has a couple of Toro 62" midmount ZTR's he wants to sell real bad. Price seems right on both, but I don't know which one will be the most dependable and do the best job. One has a 23hp Kohler air-cooled engine. The other has the new 26hp? liquid cooled engine. I have had good luck with my 22hp Kohlers,and have heard all the stories about the 25hp's. I don't know anything about the 22hp eng. or the new liquid cooled eng. Anyone here know anything about these 2 engines. I can't afford to make a $7500 + mistake. What are the pros and cons? Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2001, 09:37 PM
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What are BOTH prices?
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Old 06-26-2001, 10:10 PM
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I left the qoutes down at my shop, but I believe the approx. prices quoted are as follows: 23hp air cooled - $7750.00
26hp liquid cooled -$8050.00
It seems like a pretty good price for this area.
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Old 06-26-2001, 10:23 PM
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Mowingman,

Unless I'm missing something, the Liquid Cooled is a 27 hp Kawasaki NOT a 26hp. If it truely is a 26hp it may be the EFI Kohler air cooled. Anyway, get the liquid cooled as that seems like a good price! Only $300 extra!
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Old 06-26-2001, 11:32 PM
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this may be the new 23 horse liquid cooled kohler. get the kawasaki liquid cooled engine from toro. don't buy a kohler unless you have no other choice, or it's on a chopper. Dave g
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Old 06-27-2001, 06:16 AM
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when i got mine this spring i went with more power. also the efi uses less gas/ i can mow about 30 hrs on 12 gal of gas. also i am mowing schools so the mower is on all the time, seems to be doing fine.
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Old 06-27-2001, 07:48 AM
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when i got mine this spring i went with more power. also the efi uses less gas/ i can mow about 30 hrs on 12 gal of gas. also i am mowing schools so the mower is on all the time, seems to be doing fine.
How did you get into the school system mowing? Just curious. There about 20 schools within 10 square mile radius in my town. Seems like a gold mine opportunity.

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Old 06-27-2001, 08:21 AM
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when i got mine this spring i went with more power. also the efi uses less gas/ i can mow about 30 hrs on 12 gal of gas. also i am mowing schools so the mower is on all the time, seems to be doing fine.
30 hours on 12 gallons of gas is unreal. That is just a fuzz over a quart an hour about 3 times more fuel efficiant than a diesel and 6 times more than my 22 hp Kohler. I had no idea that the efi was that good on gas. Are you sure on these numbers? Is anyone else getting this kind of numbers on an EFI?
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Old 06-27-2001, 09:47 AM
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That price for the liquid cooled seems awfully low. I just payed $8999 for mine. It comes standard with the full suspension seat and the foot deck lift assist which is about $550 worth of options not including the much bigger engine.
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Old 06-27-2001, 12:58 PM
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sorry ELM. i get three 10 hour work days out of it. it is however mowing a large portion of the time. as far how i got into the school got lucky(at least i think it was) and knew the right person
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