turf tracerHP 52" 17hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AuburnGuy, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been looking at these some. I have not demoed any. My question is, is 17hp enought to push that large of a deck in wet and/or thick grass?

    I know John and Eric(Frankenscags) have these, what do you guys think?
     
  2. tedk

    tedk LawnSite Member
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    17hp on a 52" deck?
     
  3. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    that is correct
     
  4. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    its a walkbehind.....


    I have one and use a proslide with plenty of extra power... cuts great....
     
  5. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    i got a 16 vanguard brigs on a 52 tt .it cuts great.
     
  6. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had mine 3 years and I have no problem in heavy grass and thats with pulling my 230 pound carcass around too.
     
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Me too. I usually mow at full speed unless it's a thick/extra tall lawn. I often mow with doubles also (low lift notched blade on bottom and gator style on top) The 17hp V-twin is a workhorse. It's got a boat-load of power for a 17hp label rating IMHO. Love the engine and mower as a whole. Wish I had ECS grips though. Since we're wishing, I wish it did 8mph and had a 27hp lq Kaw :p
     
  8. Advanced_Landscaping

    Advanced_Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    We just got 2 of the 52" with the 17 kaw and the ecs controls. The mowers cut beautifully and we love them.

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