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Gas Or Diesel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IBGreen, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    Just wondering what engines you guys liked. Trucks too.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Spend the extra cash and buy diesel when or where ever you can. It reminds me of the "belt vs hydro" debate.
  3. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    Diesel all the way, and you will LOVE the smell:D
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Do you mean Diesel trucks or mowers? I am not sure I can justify the price for a mower unless it was a Kubota. I am afraid the mower would fall apart around the diesel. It is unlikely that the hydros and many other parts would survive. I would prefer to trade every couple years and have the most advanced design, and a mower under warrentee. If you plan on keeping a mower forever, and you are positive it is the right mower, maybe diesel would be a good choice. I am not that confident in my ability to pick a mower and be happy with it.

  5. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    If we are talking trucks I think its worth it. I am in the market for a newer used Dump this year. I am planning to buy diesel if I can. I think it is worth the investment.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    2002 Diesel Gator
    2002 Chevy Duramax
    2003 New Diesel Mower - still deciding which one
  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Shady Brook - Get the JD Diesels - the tractor and trany (hydrostatic) will go at least 10,000 hrs - I know of noone and some have had the hydrostatic JD tranies since the 70's and they never go bad. - The JD tractor 455 type have a frame as big as a pickup truck - cast front ends with 1" spindles etc etc.

    Thanks, Brad
  8. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!!!!!
    (mowers too!)
  9. iowapride

    iowapride LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 59

    I run 8 diesel mowers and 0 gas. Just ordered a 2003 with the Duramax. Won't ever consider a gas motor. Worth the extra $$$
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I have a 2002 f-250 diesel, would never buy another gasser, my opinion though, great fuel milage and pulling power.

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