After 10 yrs with my 52'' lesco hydro walk mower with a 19hp kawi, It's time for a new mower. A dealer near by has a left over bob-cat 54'' hydro 17hp kawi e/s for $5,100. Or I could get this yr's model with a 20hp E/S $5,400. Now I am trying to save some coin because of my health insurance in ma has doubled in the last three yr's . So I am asking, does the 17hp have enough balls to cut my think well fert lawns that we cut.? I had a 17hp on my old 52''ferris and that did the job very well but the ferris hydro system was different.