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Old 03-20-2015, 10:27 PM
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Snapper pro/Ferris WB engine options??

Im pretty set on buying a new Snapper pro or Ferris walk behind with centralized controls. Not sure which brand yet. Any help there on differences would be helpful. Also which engine would be the better choice. 20.5 Kawasaki, 26 Vangaurd, 28 Vangaurd efi?? Price isnt a factor since i will be saving $2k from not buying another Exmark TT WB.lol Thanks
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:43 PM
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I've got a Snapper Pro on order with the CC controls. I went with the Kawasaki engine. Good history of reliability. Just my $.02 worth.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:59 PM
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I would probably go Kawasaki. Around here you don't see hardly any briggs or vanguards on any brand of commercial mower. And I don't like to buy any new engine or mower its first year out. Talking about the briggs EFI I always like to wait a year or two and let them work the bugs out if there is any.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:19 PM
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Vanguard without a doubt and probably the EFI.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:06 PM
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I have always ran Kawasaki and with pretty good luck with them. The only reason im considering the vangaurd options is for more power. i wish the Kaw was atleast a 23hp
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:11 PM
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I think the Kawasaki is a little under rated on horse and torque. I think they actually put out a ;little more than they are rated. I have talked to several dealers in my area that say the same thing.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:18 PM
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I've got a Snapper Pro on order with the CC controls. I went with the Kawasaki engine. Good history of reliability. Just my $.02 worth.
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Do you know if the Kawasaki has the cannister style air filter system, with the lil birp valve nozzle thingy? I hate the new filtration system on the Kaw 20hp on the Exmark TT 48. I go through an air filter every 2 weeks...stupid design sucking air right out of the back of the deck
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:56 PM
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I just purchased a Ferris 52" SW35 centralized controls with the 28hp efi Vangaurd today and put about 6 hours on it. MAN! What a mower! Im ready to sell my exmarks. I hope the engine is reliable because i will probably never go back from efi if it is. The controls are amazingly easy on your hands, and super responsive, and it cuts waaaaaaay better than the Exmark TT. No stringers with the spring time weeds. So glad i didnt get the 20.5hp Kaw
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:29 PM
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Don't have any experience with the commercial briggs engines. The Kawasaki 15HP 430V KAI on my Snapper Pro has ran great since I have had it, not one issue. Hope it stays that way.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:57 PM
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Great to hear. I expect that machine with the Vanguard is going to take a lot of market share.
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