Diesel vs Gas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Elite Care, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Elite Care

    Elite Care LawnSite Member
    from Seattle
    Posts: 1

    I am looking to but 2 new mowers or very lightly used one of then a Walker and the other a Ferris the only question I have is if it is worth the extra 5k approx to go with the diesel. What would be the pros of paying the extra money.

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    There's a million posts on this that will give you far more information, try using the search. But IMO, the advantages of diesel are; easier maintenance, better fuel economy, torque for cutting tall tough grass better, better resale. The disadvantage; cost, and maybe weight. Depends on how you're going to use the mower. If you have small yards and don't keep the mowers very long, I'd chose gas. If you have huge yards, and keep the mower for a while, then I would think diesel would be justified.
     
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    5k sounds high, might want to shop around, I got my diesel for 2k more than the gas.
     
  4. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think he meant for both mowers
     

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