Toro Power

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Willofalltrades, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does the Toro Z450 series with the 52" deck and the 20hp Kohler have enough power? How well does it cut? What about running a mulch kit on it, will it bog down? Also, Toro owners leave your comments on your equipment please.
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 52" 23hp Kohler toro ZTR. Has plenty of power. Have a recycler kit for it, which will bog it down in deep leaves, but I don't believe it has ever stalled. I'd imagine the three horse differance shouldn't make that much differance. The quality of cut is pretty good. I have numerous Toro products and am quite happy with all of them.
     
  3. ACTON'S Lawn Care

    ACTON'S Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    all my stuff is toro.. the z that i am happiest with is the 27hp kaw (60") liquid cooled.
     
  4. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
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    my cub tank has a 54" deck and a 24hp honda and i have bogged it down a few times i would think a 20hp 52" would be way under powered.
     
  5. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anybody have this unit? I am a Kohler fan but if I need to get the 23hp Kaw than so be it
     
  6. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Koh 18,20 and 22 are the same block. The 23 is 50cc larger also has a different oil path through the engine. Go with the 23 if possible. Ed
     
  7. jason_2005lawnman

    jason_2005lawnman LawnSite Member
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    i was wonder how u liked that honda; i know u said you bogged it down; i know from my experience that i would put my 23hp kohler up against that honda anyday and walk all over it; no offence against you; this is about the motor's; i just know that i never had any good luck with the honda and i dont know why? but i do have two kohlers and a 25hp kaw and like them a whole lot better
     
  8. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
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    I have the Toro Z450 with 52" deck and 19hp Kawasaki...which should be similar to the kohler in power.

    I mowed with the side discharge all season last year and never had a problem, even with tall wet grass....handled it nicely!

    During leaf season, I put on the mulch kit....it did a great job on the leaves...really made quick work of it and looked nice too.

    Never had problems with the mulch kit either. I would suggest getting the larger engine if money is no object. However, I dont think youll be disappointed with the smaller one either.:drinkup:
     

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