diesel walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Red Wagon, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Red Wagon

    Red Wagon LawnSite Member
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    Gas or diesel walker. What are your opnions?
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    26 EFI would be my choice.
     
  3. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
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    hello, diesel will have all the benefits u would expect .
    lower fuel consupmtion
    longer lasting
    better resale
    low technology diesels are the same cost or lower for repairs compared to efi
    VERY VERY RELIABLE

    Apart from the obvious as above
    The application dictates the engine in a walker also
    The radiator screen is easier to clean than removing cleanout plates etc on gaser. THIS WILL BE A PRIORITY IN TALLER THAN NORMAL GRASS

    A water coolled engine will perform much better more reliable etc than a air cooled in 100f ambient

    The damage to a air cooled engine is silent and relates to the operating temp . Air cooled run very hot under more than moderate load . As a result the cooling is mainly responsible for the added engine life .

    Recommend any deck size over 48 inch a diesel is prefered.

    iF U R PLANNING ON USING THE IMPLEMENTS THE DIESEL IS THE PREFERED [finally found cap lock button haha ]

    Employees ,a diesel would be beneficial due to its reliability /durability

    tomo:waving:
     
  4. Red Wagon

    Red Wagon LawnSite Member
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    Does anybody know what a diesel walker consumes for fuel in gallons per hour?
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    It depends on the size deck you run and how much grass you are cutting. On my old diesel it ran from 1/2 gal per hour with a 48" deck to 1 gal per hour in heavy tall stuff with a 62" deck.
     

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