How Much Power?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iski3d, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 68

    Hey guys wondering what kind of engines you run in your 60" ztr's and how they do. Im talking cut and speed. Thanks.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    29 hp. Fuel injected, to a 60 deck. Cuts clean as can be, and can run up to 10 miles per hour. Yes, under normal conditions, it van mow this fast. Of course razor sharp blades help in this equation.;)
     
  3. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 68

    Is that a "Daihitsu" 29 hp?
     
  4. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    16.5hp diesel Walker with 62" deck does great, also run a 16hp Kohler with a 52" SD deck
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    26 hp diesel yanmar on a 60" deck on my 2001 Dixie Chopper.

    The cut is great at up to 12 MPH if you have smooth enough turf and the blades are sharp, and of course double blades. :)
     
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    25hp kohler,60" DIxie,with normal cut height,and single blades,power is adequete,with doubles,or thick grass,the power isnt there.Any hill at all,and it just bogs,unless you slow down.
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I got a 23 hp kohler and under extreme conditions as all this rain we been getting it has sucked for power. I would recommmend 26hp and up when u consider buying an exmark lazer. I smell a trade in commin next year or a sale to get more power
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    No, it's actually the Kohler. It's called a 26, but they say it's actually rated at 29 hp. Emission reasons or something like that. It's the Exmark Lazer EPS.
     
  9. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Maybe 25 on a good day.
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    WELL more than 25.:cool: Is yours 25? If so, how has it been for you? any trubs, or do you have one of the more recent ones?
     

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