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HP of 60" vs. 72"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowniacal, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. mowniacal

    mowniacal LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    In researching for my first-ever ZTR, I have noticed that HP logically goes up with deck size but then most manufacturers have the same engines for both their 72" and 60" decks. Based on this, it would seem that those 60" units would be more powerful because the HP (torque) is being applied to a smaller surface area of grass (less resistance). So, 72" is nice but it would seem to come at a bit of price, performance-wise. Have any of you 72" operators noticed anything along these lines?

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