GPH on your Z-Turns

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by naturescaretaker, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am interested in what everybody is getting for a gallons per hour on their z-turn(s). Please specify which model you have as well as engine.
  2. santafe

    santafe LawnSite Member
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    27hp kaw liquid cool, exmark 60 and scag tt 61 both burn about 1.8 gph
  3. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Same here on the 27HP Kawa air cooled in a John Deere Z830A, but it will use a little more if I'm in really heavy stuff, and a little less if you're doing some light cutting. I also have a BobCat FastCat Pro with 20HP Kawa and it uses around 1 GPH.
  4. Razorblades

    Razorblades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 950

    I have a 2007 Lastec Articulator ZT with a 61" deck and 32 HP Generac Engine. I avg. about 1.6 GPH in normal cutting and about 1.8 in heavy cutting.
  5. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Come on folks... really would appreciate some feedback here.
  6. ironmantk

    ironmantk LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 5

    i have a 29dfi Kawi on a Grasshopper 3 series w/ 60" highlift blades 1.2 gph. had a Kubota on that mower before it blow up... got .9 gph or better! just stuck a honda 20 hp in a walker mt with 52" running 6 gaterblades and getting .65 gph !!! Wow, not even broke in yet and it is mowing awesome too!
  7. fastbs

    fastbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    61" bobcat kawi fx921v
    1.6 gph
  8. TheUfan

    TheUfan LawnSite Member
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    2 kubota d902 diesels on toro and grasshopper, .85gph
  9. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    29 Kaw on a 60 in Exmark. 1.6 gph
  10. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    What nobody ever thinks about is what blades you run. I usually run medium lifts and was getting about 1.3gph on a 26 lq kaw 52in Scag. I ran sand blades on the same area a different week and was less than .9gph for the mower. This HOA takes 8 hrs. to mow only and with the med lifts I have to refill, and with the low lifts I had about a gallon lift in the tank.

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