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Exmark 66" deck run doubles w/27 HP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cajuncreole, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. cajuncreole

    cajuncreole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    I am upgrading from an Exmark 27 HP Kohler, 52" Ultra Cut deck to a Exmark 27 HP Kohler, 66" Triton deck.

    I currently run a double blade set up using gator blades on my 52" deck. Does anyone run doubles on a 66" Triton Deck and if so what is the performance?

    Is the 27 HP Kohler enough muscle to run this with doubles?

    Dealer Price for 66" 27 HP Kohler is $8,500 is this in the ball park?

    I appreciate any feed back. CajunCreole
     
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    The Triton hasn't been out long enough for many to buy them and use them yet. I would have my doubts about performance with 27 HP in thicker grass with doubles. I would look at the 30 HP Kohler.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    The blades are offset on the triton. I would go to the dealer and see if you can.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Off topic but I saw a cutaway view of a triton spindle at my dealer last week and WOW! Those things are HUGE!!!
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    You might be able to

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  6. EXspyguy

    EXspyguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    That recess in the blade is diamond shaped so two blade would not stack. I got my 66" XS in the fall and put 19 hours of mow time on it and would have to say there is no need for doubles.
     
  7. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Your mower should have enough power. On my 27hp dixie chopper I run double and works out great.
     
  8. Travis Followell

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

    If the Triton deck is as good as Exmark says it is then you wont need doubles.
     

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