Diesel Power

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kevin Mackenzie, Jun 21, 2004.

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WOULD YOU BUY A DIESEL???

  1. Yes

    50 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. MAYBE DEPENDING ON PRODUCT

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  4. DEPENDING ON THE CURRENT PRICE OF FUEL

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. Kevin Mackenzie

    Kevin Mackenzie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Hi there,
    wondering if you could help me with a quick bit of market research, Do you already run Diesel mowers? Would you run Diesel zero turns?
    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I'd buy a diesel if they made a smaller (52or 60) that was light weight and turbo. And yes I know Dixie, Gravely, and others have turbo diesels, but they aren't light or compact.
     
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Tractors, truck, large ZTR mowers, mini and full size skid loaders.

    But small machines, not worth the expense.
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Have been running a diesel Z for 2.5 years now. I will never buy another gas powered rider again.
     
  5. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    Diesel is all I run, gas is a joke to much to go wrong. And Kubota makes a 60in diesel and its awesome!
     
  6. Burger

    Burger LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Posts: 192

    Kubota Diesel Sub Compact Tractor, Rock and roll.
     
  7. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I hear you Kabooty fans, I like em' too, but they are awfully heavy and around here we've got soft soil ( especially during monsoon season!!
     
  8. Kevin Mackenzie

    Kevin Mackenzie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Thanks for the input guys, I also would like to see more compact diesel ztr's, keep your ideas coming!
    Thanks
    Kev
     
  9. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    i think they are to heavy especialy during spring around here i have one and it sits on the trailer
     
  10. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Kevin there is a local guy here who is big on diesels. He is also a member on this site but I have not seen him on here much lately! If I see him out I will stop him and ask him to drop you a line! By the way I like diesel as well but I think there are some makes of engines being overlooked!
     

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