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Kohler or Honda for Fastrak

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by AndHeDrew, May 3, 2005.

  1. AndHeDrew

    AndHeDrew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I just ordered a Fastrak 52" w/Kohler Courage 20hp. Was wondering what pricing is for that model and whether I should opt for the Honda. I'm trying to save as much as possible as my wife is upset with me for spending so much but I hate to "settle" for anything less that what I should need. I am cutting about 2 to 2 1/2 acres residential.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    The unit you ordered has a MSRP of $5,099.00 and the Honda 20hp version has a MSRP of $5,699.00.
    Both units have a spring promo of $700.00 off MSRP until the end of the month. (at participating dealers)

  3. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    I highly recommend the Honda, twin cylinder OHV engine vs. the single cylinder Kohler. We only stock the Honda at our shop, we just feel for the $600.00 it's worth every penny. Quieter, and smoother..... the Honda is an awesome engine!
  4. fastrackguy

    fastrackguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Hey....if you want to save a few bucks I recommend going with the Honda 18 hp engine. It has the same displacement as the 20 hp. and the same torque just 2 horses less...you probably won't even notice because my Fastrack with 18 hp Honda doesn't even bog in 10 in grass! You won't be dissapointed!
  5. AndHeDrew

    AndHeDrew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Thanks Fastrackguy. I'd actually changed my order to the 18 hp Honda today because my dealer was able to get it in about a week sooner than the Kohler model. He gave me an additional $200 off the extra price of the Honda for "inconveniencing" me (he knew I was trying to save as much as possible and that I need a mower ASAP because my grass was already in need of a cut when I sold my old tractor last weekend!). I was going to ask you guys whether the 18 hp Honda was a good one but now I don't have to. Am going to pick up my Fastrak this weekend. Will post my findings!

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