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Old 11-15-2004, 08:12 PM
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Mower fuel consumption

Just curious as to how much fuel engines are burning per hour. I have a eXmark tthp with a 17hp kawi that consumes about .8 gallons per hour which equals 1.25 hours per gallon.
Any others??
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:17 PM
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Very Good Question scottishmaximus!

I don't currently have the foggiest idea...but it is certainly something I should be tracking!

I just seem to fill the tanks when they are low or empty, but I guess I should be paying more attention to this important detail! :blush:

Thanks for asking!
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:03 PM
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Not sure. What I can tell you is that we run mostly walk behinds. I demoed a Scag tiger Cub, and told the guy he could keep the machine. Thing sucked up over 10 gallons in just 1 day.I can get about a 2 days on our walk behinds.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:09 PM
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Not sure on the actual terms of the Bobcat ZT Rider, but ours has the 25 HP Kohler and it holds 9 1/2 gallons and will go about 10-11 hours till it runs out.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:24 PM
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Not sure. What I can tell you is that we run mostly walk behinds. I demoed a Scag tiger Cub, and told the guy he could keep the machine. Thing sucked up over 10 gallons in just 1 day.I can get about a 2 days on our walk behinds.
Paponte,
What brand, make, model do you guys run and for how many hours do you run them per day? I have the exmark tthp 17hp kawi as well, but never really gauged the fuel consumption.

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:02 PM
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I've gotta Grasshopper diesel with a 4.5 gallon tank. i can run all day and part of the next day with that.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:34 PM
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Toro 36" 15 hp kawi on it and will last 22 hrs per tank in summer and 15 hrs per tank in spring. Fill it once every 2 weeks.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:22 AM
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17 Kawis on 48" Wright Standers, and usually about 8-10 hours on the meter between tank fills..I think the tanks are 6 gallons
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:40 AM
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About 1.1 gallon per hour on the 27 kholer those are my numbers and i have tracked it I did read some BS scag chart that had me using over 2 gallons and hour but I can say thank god that is not the case.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:50 AM
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I have a 17 Kaw. on a Scag 72" W/B and don't have the foggiest idea how much fuel it uses because there is no hour meter but my 52" Tiger Cub uses about 1.25 gallons per hour running a 23 Kaw.
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