Mower fuel consumption

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scottishmaximus, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. scottishmaximus

    scottishmaximus LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 286

    Just curious as to how much fuel engines are burning per hour. I have a eXmark tthp with a 17hp kawi that consumes about .8 gallons per hour which equals 1.25 hours per gallon.
    Any others??
     
  2. Freshcut Lawn Care

    Freshcut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Very Good Question scottishmaximus!

    I don't currently have the foggiest idea...but it is certainly something I should be tracking!

    I just seem to fill the tanks when they are low or empty, but I guess I should be paying more attention to this important detail! :blush:

    Thanks for asking!
     
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Not sure. What I can tell you is that we run mostly walk behinds. I demoed a Scag tiger Cub, and told the guy he could keep the machine. Thing sucked up over 10 gallons in just 1 day.I can get about a 2 days on our walk behinds. :)
     
  4. BobcatZT

    BobcatZT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Not sure on the actual terms of the Bobcat ZT Rider, but ours has the 25 HP Kohler and it holds 9 1/2 gallons and will go about 10-11 hours till it runs out.
     
  5. ICE

    ICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Paponte,
    What brand, make, model do you guys run and for how many hours do you run them per day? I have the exmark tthp 17hp kawi as well, but never really gauged the fuel consumption.

    Tim.
     
  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I've gotta Grasshopper diesel with a 4.5 gallon tank. i can run all day and part of the next day with that.
     
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Toro 36" 15 hp kawi on it and will last 22 hrs per tank in summer and 15 hrs per tank in spring. Fill it once every 2 weeks.
     
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    17 Kawis on 48" Wright Standers, and usually about 8-10 hours on the meter between tank fills..I think the tanks are 6 gallons
     
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,414

    About 1.1 gallon per hour on the 27 kholer those are my numbers and i have tracked it I did read some BS scag chart that had me using over 2 gallons and hour but I can say thank god that is not the case.
     
  10. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    I have a 17 Kaw. on a Scag 72" W/B and don't have the foggiest idea how much fuel it uses because there is no hour meter but my 52" Tiger Cub uses about 1.25 gallons per hour running a 23 Kaw.
     

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