diesel per hour consumtion

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by firedog561, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. firedog561

    firedog561 LawnSite Member
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    Looking in to getting a Toro 25hp kabota diesel mower and want to know what the consumption per hour is. Dealer said 1/2 gallon I kinda find that hard to believe. I know gas gets around a gallon per hour. 27-28 hp. Can someone help with this, even if its not a toro.
  2. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i asked the same question before i made my purchase and you can expect .5 to .75 gallons per hour.
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    between .6 and .75 is what i get with my zd18.

    it's for sale if you want to save some coin.
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    my scag dealer says his 25hp gets 1.4 a 29dfi kawi gets 1.6. every ones numbers sound kinda low to me
  5. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kubota's are probably the best in fuel economy of any diesels made. I talked with one of their design people several months back and he said the 25 would be in the .5 to .6 gal. per hour range.
  6. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
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    I burn one gallon of fuel per hr. in my ZD 331, with the 72 deck. Wide open
    I burn 2 gal. of gas per hr. in the cub m60, with a 27hp kohler. Wide open
  7. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The data sheet I got from my scag dist says the 25hp kubota uses1.6gph at full load, and the 29dfi uses 1.6 also.

    see this post for more info:
  8. firedog561

    firedog561 LawnSite Member
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    so is it worth to get the diesel? with the price of gas the way it is
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    the diesel will ppower through better and makes life nicer imo, i used to use gas and now only use kubota. i wish they made standers with diesels!!!! that would be sweeet
  10. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ease of maintainance, reliability and longevity along with using less fuel make it a no brainer in my opinion. Diesel all the way - I have the Yanmars in my JD's, and the company is now saying one can expect over 10,000 hrs out of the engine. I hope so, because that is how long I plan on running the mowers.

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