52" Turf Tracer HP

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by dutchman, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    I am thinking of buying one of these so if you can give me any info that would be great.
  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I think it would be wise to go with the 19hp vs. the 17hp.
  3. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    It is a lot more money so you think it is worth it to spent that much more and why!!!!
  4. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    How much more money. I thought it was about $300-$400 more to go to the 19HP over the 17HP. I might be at the dealer this afternoon, I will ask what they are selling them for.

    From the guys that I have spoken with that have run both, they suggested the 19 does a much better job, particularly on the think sping growth, with the 52" deck especially if you are using a sulky.

    I have run a 48" TTHP with the 17HP and I can say that I never thought it was underpowered. Unfortunately I have no idea how much more power it might take to run the 52".

    I will say that my local dealer does not try to sell the 17 on a 52" HP.
    Since it became available they recommend the 19 to everyone interested.
  5. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    I just bought my 52" w/b exmark with19 H. floating deck electric start for $5950
  6. Winslow Mountain Lawncare

    Winslow Mountain Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Lyme NH
    Posts: 36

    I have had three 52" TTHP's. I currently have a 52" 17 hp kawi rope start, doesnt seem to me to be underpowered, and a 52" 19 hp kawi elec start.
    Both have ECS controls, which I love. Nice machines, love them, Havent had much for problems at all.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    they recommend what ever price is higher
  8. DSSinc

    DSSinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    On March 3, my local dealer quoted me $6020.36 for a TTHP 52" with a Kawasaki 19 HP motor. If I remember correctly, the difference was about $500 and some change, to step up to the 19 HP motor.

    Eclipse hit the nail on the head with what my dealer and I were thinking...Spring growth.

    Just my .02ยข
  9. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Not necessarily my dealer. On a 48" TTHP they suggest the 17hp will be adequate even though the 19 is available. However on the 52" they strongly suggsest the 19. Some salesman are more ethical than others.

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