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Old 01-24-2010, 01:24 AM
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Does anyone own the 34 horse Exmark

Does anyone own a 34 horse Exmark and if do can you tell a big different between it and the 29 horse to make it worth the money
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:24 AM
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i don't own one but demoed the 29 last year, plenty of power, the 34 is going to be a hog on gas, I see in their new 2010 Brochure that they are now offering a 38HP Kohler on the New Lazer 60" and 72", wow they just keep getting bigger and bigger
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:22 PM
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i have a toro g3 with 34 kal. i could defently see my gas cost go up compared to the 28 kohlers i run on my other 60's. but it is worth having the extra power.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:51 PM
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The 29 is big on power but the 34 blows it away. I demoed both last summer. They both burn lots of fuel but the 34 burns a lot more, big surprise there!
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:04 AM
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HOLY CRAP GUYS,,,,

I couldn't understand why you would want much less NEED that many horses....

and I'm sure it adds to the weight
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:16 AM
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HOLY CRAP GUYS,,,,

I couldn't understand why you would want much less NEED that many horses....

and I'm sure it adds to the weight
Amen….the exmark we used 2 years ago had a 22 horse motor on it. Last year I bought 2 new mowers. 1 has a 27 horse and the other a 31 horse. Holy crap….I am using twice as much fuel on ether one of those mowers compared to what I used on that exmark…..yes I love the power but in all reality that 22 horse worked just fine. It was a 22 horse kolher command, and they don’t even make that anymore
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:45 AM
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I demo'd the 29 at 8500 ft elevation here in Colorado. Up hills and though tall grass, and it seemed to have plenty of power. With the extra initial cost of the machine, and the daily extra cost of gas, it just doesn't seem to make sense to upgrade to the 34 hp. Maybe if someone just has to have the biggest and baddest.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:01 AM
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All depends what you are cutting. We have big open lawns that we use a 72" on and cut every week. You wouldn't believe how tall that grass grows in spring. Add in a gradual 100 yard uphill climb and you start slowing way way down. I know I know double cut, these are not the places that care to be double cut or care to pay for it. Still make great money if we can keep up a good pace! They do have there place.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:01 AM
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I have one and it loves the gas. Not sure but if you can get a 31 briggs or a 30 kohler, I would do that.
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I have one and it loves the gas. Not sure but if you can get a 31 briggs or a 30 kohler, I would do that.
I've used both and the 30 hp Kohler is not even close to the power of the 31hp Vanguard. I would stay away from motor on anything larger than a 60".
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