23 HP vs. 27 HP

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by pea, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. pea

    pea LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking at a Exmark ZTR with 60" deck and a 23 HP Kohler. Would I be better off paying the money and going with the 27 HP?
     
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258

    Pea,

    The 27 hp will have an advantage in the spring due to the horsepower required to cut thick lush northern grasses during this period. Once your through the spring cutting the 23 hp will hold it's own on most properties. Your best bet would be to see if your dealer has a 23 or a 27 you can demo.

    The 27 hp probably has a slightly higher resale value as well if that is something that may be realevant down the road.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    pea, i demoed a a 60" with the kohler 25. i swear my kawasaki 23 makes as much power as that kohler, if not a little more. on the 60" i say go with the biggest you can get. i'm only running a 52" 23hp kawi and sometimes that isn't enough.
     
  4. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258

    Mike,

    If I had to guess I'd say the Kohler just isn't broken in yet.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    get the 27hp if you can
     
  6. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    yes get the 27hp
    i have the 23hp and
    every day i wish i would have the 27hp
     

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