over powered equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by accuratelawn, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know a guy that bought a new Lazer HP 48. He had the dealer put a 22 Kohler on it. He also has a 48 walk behing with a 20 Kohler on it. Lots of hp!
    Talked to a guy yesterday at the grass dump. He has a 36 walk behind with a 20.5 hp Robin on it!
    What do you guys have or have seen in the way of big hp on equipment?
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    You can get a 25 HP on a 50" Chopper and get a 50 HP diesel on a 72" Chopper. That is a lot of HP for those size decks. I have a 26 HP diesel on a 60" which handles it nicely. Lots of HP is nice to have.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ive seen to much hp make a lawn tractor
    push so hard it was hard to turn and rough on the turf.
    Dont know about z s and such.
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    AWM, you lost me on that one, can you explain that a few steps farther? Please?
     
  5. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
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    I saw a snapper rear engine rider with a 25 hp kohler on it, Talk about overkill
     
  6. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
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    As most of you know, I've got 40 hp pushing 72" of Dixie Chopper deck and haven't run out of power yet! Time will tell! Lynn
     
  7. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
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    To much POWER!@#!#@!@!@!#@

    Come on aint that like having to much money or a car to fast? Hey thats a song!!!!!

    Wont it last longer if it aint gotta run full blast? Kinda like a diesel compared to a screamen gasser?

    Peace!
     
  8. jason2

    jason2 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 18 horse Briggs twin on a 36" Bobcat walk-behind.
     
  9. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
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  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now Yur Talkin' Power ;-@
     

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