Toro Z Master

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ToroLandscaper, May 10, 2005.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    I am looking at a new zmaster with 23 horsepower it has a 60" deck do you guys think 23 horsepower is to little or underpowered becouse the price is right.
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    I'm not real familiar with the decks........What's the depth of the deck?
    5 1/2 inches?

    The 23 horse 60" Lazers run pretty well with the Ultracut deck (5 1/2" depth) but at times could use more.
    The 23 horse on the Exmark Trivantage decks on the Lazer HP's are a little under powered because the deck chokes up(5" depth)

    Bottom line........The deck will decide..........
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    YEP, you should get at least 25HP on a 60". The price is right because of that 23 probably so most folks have passed on it.
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    It has a 7-gauge 60" TURBO FORCE deck.
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    I'd buy the 27 Kohler.
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I would spend a little extra and get the 27 koh. We use toro and the decks are pretty deep so more hp will help in the thick stuff.
  7. TTM1

    TTM1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I think it depends on what type of grass you primarily cut. If you cut mainly centepede and thin type grasses, then it will be fine. I have found that those extra 4 HP come in handy for thick fescue lawns.
  8. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I have the Toro Z with the 52" turboforce deck and 19hp kawasaki....I havent found a situtation yet that it felt underpowered. Wet, tall grass does well on the "a" setting on the deck....everything else gets cut with the "c" setting.
  9. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I have the 60" turbo force with 27 hp kohler. Get the 27 for faster cutting speeds. I don't think you can bog this machine down... Its a beast.
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    That's not enough power.

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