Is there a difference in Horsepower??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DillonsLawnCare, May 2, 2008.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im looking at some new mowers, and one has got the 21hp Kawi without the dual stage air filter for $6100. and then the 23hp Kawi with the dual stage air filter for $8500.

    will the horsepower affect me or does it not matter???

    thanks
     
  2. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    What size deck? I assume you are talking about toro models.
     
  3. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes the 52" deck.
     
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well I use a exmark 48 with an ultravac which has 21hp kawi and and it never bogs down. I cant really tell you which is better though. Why don't you demo both and then decide.
     
  5. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i cant, the $8500 is on special order. and the other one..... they dont have a demo unti.
     
  6. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They are the same engine (same displacement - 675cc) with a few exceptions, carbs etc. It's not a $2400 difference. Go with the 21hp. Everything else equal, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two.

    Q
     
  7. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well then the choice is clear, 21. That should do fine for ya. It will also save you a lot of money!
     
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I tend to agree. There isn't $2,400 difference for sure. Sometimes you can just get a better deal on the more popular unit, or what is in stock. Rarely will you get a good deal on a special order.
     
  9. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yup, if it's in stock it's almost surely to be a better price than the special order. Especially now that fuel costs are so high it's making the freight bill on ordering 1 unit ridiculous from most vendors.
     
  10. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    will the 21hp give me better gas mileage as opposed to the 23hp?

    thanks.
     

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