enough HP?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mark McC, Jan 24, 2005.

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Is the Kawasaki 17 enough for an exmark TT 52?

  1. Yes, 17hp is enough for an exmark TT 52"

    14 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. No, 17hp is not enough for an exmark TT 52"

    36 vote(s)
    72.0%
  1. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    This would be for mowers used in northern Virginia. Is the Kawasaki 17 enough for a Turf Tracer 52"?
     
  2. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    I would say that it would be enough as long as you side discharge. I have the 17hp Kaw on my 44" Lazer hp and it has plenty of power for a rider as long as I side discharge.
     
  3. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    I got a 15hp 32", and I mostly mulch... In the wet grass I wish I had the twin cyclinder 17hp... For 52" i'd say go for a 20+hp...
     
  4. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I agree, low or middle 20's HP. I've used 20HP B&S on 52" Standers and it just isn't enough in the heavier and wet grass.
     
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I voted yes but the 17 hp might slow you down in some places. You would probibly be better off to go ahead and get it with a 20 hp. It really depends on what type of yards you will be mowing and how often.
     
  6. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 343

    I have a 19 kawai on my 52" TT and it does just okay. If it blows up I will get at least a 22hp if not more... You can never have too much power!! You are just working the littler engines harder, I"d rather have a 22 to muscle through it all and not have it get abused doing it. Even the 19 in wet grass isn't the most pleasant.
     
  7. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    I've got a 19 hp Kawasaki on a 48" Scag. Does pretty good, but will bog down on tall thick grass. Would not consider it on a 52.
     
  8. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,472

    I have the 17hp tthp. Its enough plower if your just cutting weekly. I wish I got the bigger engine and all the other options but finacially I don't think it makes sense. :dizzy:
     
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    Too much horsepower is almost enough!
     
  10. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 674

    I have 25 horsepower on my 54’’ walk-behind, like Oldtimer said its almost enough.
     

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