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56 Inch Lazer Z HP Underpowerd?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Darryl G, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I think I know the anwer already. I looked at a used 56 inch Lazer Z HP today with the ultravac 2 bagger and the 23 Kawi engine on it and the Triton Deck. Not sure of the year but it only has 383 hours on it. I currently run a 52 inch HP with the same engine, the Trivantage deck and the Ultravac and at times I wish I had some more horse power. The ultravac really saps a good bit of power. My question is how much more of a draw is that extra 4 inches of deck? And is the Triton the same deck as the Trivantage? It looks like it to me.

    Would I regret getting this machine?
     
  2. thomp62301

    thomp62301 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    It's the Triton that is sucking all your power. There quite a bit deeper then the trivantage and have more velosity to them. 56" deck with an ultra vac is way too much for a 23hp IMO. If you havn't yet try a set of low lift blades. That will help a little. It will never be as good as a trivantage though.
     
  3. icobob

    icobob LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 92

    If you have the same model Kaw (FH601V,FH641V, FH661V, FH680v & FH721V)motor there is a post in the mechanics section telling you how to make it a 25HP. I went from a 19 to a 25 for the cost of a oil cooler and it is so much better. Sorry I would link you but dont know how. I would check out the post though.
     
  4. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    The Triton deck was a nightmare when introduced in 2006 I think. I would be leary of that machine especially if it was a 2006 -2008. They may have them fixed now but not near as good a deck a the Trivantage deck which is the same as the Ultracut deck at least the 60" deck are the same.
     
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    I would not buy a Triton.
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  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    It seems that I may have confused some of you. I have a 52 with the Trivantage. I was looking at a used 56 with the Triton. I don't own it. The price is pretty good at $5,500 and I figured I could probably get that down some, but if it's not a good deck/powerplant combo, which it doesn't sound like it is, then I'm not interested. Not sure of the year.
     

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