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14 Hp on 48 Hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MysticLandscape, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    How do you guys think it will work. It will be used on some hills but not alot. I can get the 15 HP model but its $800 more for one pony. I can get the encore 48 hydro for $3475. Good deal or no?
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    14horse is to small for that size mower. I'd want a 15 minimum, 17hp would be best.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    For $800 you can buy a new 18HP Kohler engine with pull start. I don't think 14hp is sufficient either we use 15hp on 36" units.
  4. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    Not enough engine..not even close.
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Some of these guys on this site must be waiting for the grass to get 8" tall before they mow. If you are finish mowing on a 7 day basis or less, go for it.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Stop bean da moron n' get da Toro 48" proline wit' da 15hp Kohler belt-driven T-bar operated sweetie pie 'n order yo'self da velke from J-thomas 'n pay yo da tax 'n be yo spend 3,200.00 'n yo be done, word.
  7. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I want to get a hydro, gangsta.
  8. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    my 48" lesco with a 14hp kaw, pulling 2 wheel, castored sulky and my 185#s and it does just fine up any hill I have come across.
  9. bdboss

    bdboss LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    I have been running 14hp kawi's on all of my 48" walk behinds both belt drive and hydro for 10 years without any problems. Last time i looked at my brand of hydro though they no longer offer the 14hp ehgines.
  10. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    You could do it, just have to go slower in high grass.

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