23hp Kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel B., Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    I'm looking at a W/B with this motor and am wondering if anyone is using this motor. Any opinions good or bad?

    Thank you,

    Joel B.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I had a couple of 23hp Kohlers in the past...they ran great on 61" 3-wheelers. No complaints.
     
  3. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    Thanks, this one will be on a 52" W/B.

    Joel B.
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Whoa, plenty of power on a 52. Should do a nice job with doubles, too Joel.

    I know Ferris has a 52" WB with a 23hp kawi and it does a great job. Thing will cut down a corn field, LOL.
     
  5. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 458

    "You can never have too much power......hehehe"

    I am getting close to jumping on that Snapper, still discussing it with my financial advisor (wife) but it looks like a go.

    Joel B.
     
  6. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Joel,

    lawncare3 lists a 48" snapper on his signature line, he's only 15 but may know the history of that mower. He claims to be a local boy. He started the thread: "A Tool".

    Good luck.
     
  7. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
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    J.B. I use a 2002 23hp Kohler on my 60" Lazer. I do at times wish I had a bigger motor when I'm in the tall grass, but I don't know if it would make enough of a difference. What's ever big enough? Back to your question, I like my 23 and if you're looking at one on a 52" WB I can't imagine it not being plenty. One of the eXmark factory reps convinced me he preferred the 23 over the 25. I average about a gallon of gas/hr.
     
  8. Had one on a toro zmaster good engine .Dont think it makes as much torq as the kawasaki 23 horse.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I Had The 23's On All My Older TT's They have Been Great. I now Have A 2002 TT With A 52 Ultra. The 23 It's Even better. The older Ones Where 60 Inces. Like rodfather said you can Run Doubles all day long. Happy holidays John.
     

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