Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-28-2013, 04:55 PM
Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care's Avatar
Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 141
Toro Grandstand...Diesel?

Need some help from you engineer types. For my accounts in my region of the country, a stand on mower is the best fit for my company. I want to get some thoughts and opinions about changing over my gas engine to a diesel, on a 2011 Grandstand. Like to hear from Toro on this too, as I know they watch the site.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:27 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 8,276
I dont think anyone makes a vertical air cooled diesel engine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:47 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 8,276
http://us.yanmar.com/products/indust...ed/l-v-series/

http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinec...ductMatrix.htm

Heres a link to Lambordei, I think Kohler bought them out

http://www.transdiesel.com/category/...diesel-engines
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care's Avatar
Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 141
Thank you for the links Larry. Vertical Shaft seems to be the sticking point. I'm going to check Kubota and see what I come up with.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2013, 06:36 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care View Post
Thank you for the links Larry. Vertical Shaft seems to be the sticking point. I'm going to check Kubota and see what I come up with.
I dont think Kubota offers a air cooled diesel. A 3cyl liquid cooled engine would be to heavy and bulkey.

Theres a lot of diesel ZTRs.

My grandstand has a 19hp kawasaki and it seems to be ok on fuel.

Last edited by larryinalabama; 04-28-2013 at 06:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2013, 01:23 PM
Mark Oomkes Mark Oomkes is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 5,671
Always thought a diesel WB would be awesome.

A Grandstand would be even better.
__________________
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-02-2013, 03:14 PM
The Toro Company The Toro Company is online now
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 355
Hello

A diesel conversation is complicated due to vibration and weight differences between engines. We would not recommend the change.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-02-2013, 05:15 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,777
doh...........
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Mark Oomkes Mark Oomkes is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 5,671
I really find the vibration thing hard to believe. I've heard it before for walkbehinds, just doesn't make sense to me.
__________________
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-02-2013, 10:09 PM
sjessen sjessen is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Posts: 1,240
How about and efi running on propane instead?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.

Page generated in 0.08328 seconds with 7 queries