Toro Grandstand...Diesel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care

    Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Need some help from you engineer types. For my accounts in my region of the country, a stand on mower is the best fit for my company. I want to get some thoughts and opinions about changing over my gas engine to a diesel, on a 2011 Grandstand. Like to hear from Toro on this too, as I know they watch the site.
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think anyone makes a vertical air cooled diesel engine.
     
  3. larryinalabama

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  4. Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care

    Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Thank you for the links Larry. Vertical Shaft seems to be the sticking point. I'm going to check Kubota and see what I come up with.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think Kubota offers a air cooled diesel. A 3cyl liquid cooled engine would be to heavy and bulkey.

    Theres a lot of diesel ZTRs.

    My grandstand has a 19hp kawasaki and it seems to be ok on fuel.
     
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  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Always thought a diesel WB would be awesome.

    A Grandstand would be even better.
     
  7. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
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    A diesel conversation is complicated due to vibration and weight differences between engines. We would not recommend the change.
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    doh...........
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I really find the vibration thing hard to believe. I've heard it before for walkbehinds, just doesn't make sense to me.
     
  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    How about and efi running on propane instead?
     

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