Grandstand 19 or 23?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can get a great price on a Grandstand 48 with a 19 hp engine. The 23 is alot more. What does the 23 do better than the 19?
     
  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is anyone buying the 19 HP?
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are these machines cheaper than machines with seats?
     
  4. ashelton

    ashelton LawnSite Member
    from florida
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    I have never used anything with an engine and thought, "I wish I had less horsepower".
    If it is within your budget, I would get the 23. The 23 will handle taller and wetter grass better, as well as will perform better on hills.
     
  5. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    Good advice. TY
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ditto to what they said, if you can afford it go bigger, but for the 48 most situations the 19 should be sufficient.

    Also why would anyone want to sit down. My back thanks me over and over by choosing to stand this year.
     
  7. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    I demoed a 23HP 52 deck today. Grass was either very moist and lush or downright wet. It had hi lift blades and I got alot of stragglers. The striping was not too bad. I was expecting better. What may have been the problem?
     
  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cutting height? The operator?
     
  9. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very insightful
     
  10. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
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    I dont have the grandstand but I do have a wright stander. I would def go with the 23. I have a 52 23kawi on mine and I wish I would have got the 25. You can always use more power
     

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