Walker MC vs MT (is 2hp a big deal)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnkeeper, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. Lawnkeeper

    Lawnkeeper LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 31

    went to new dealer and saw the walkers. big price difference between the two models. The only difference I noticed was the hp.

    Am i missing something?

    Does 2hp make that much of a difference? I would run a 42ghs nothing larger. Do I need the MT model
     
  2. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I've been wondering the same thing. I'm looking at a 23hp Kaw or 25hp Kohler for a new machine. Other than the $$ I'm not sure it's THAT big of a deal, is it?? Input anyone?

    Brian
     
  3. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Posts: 99

    Just curious, what were the two different prices that you got
     
  4. Lawnkeeper

    Lawnkeeper LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 31

    05' MT 42 ghs w/ 9.5 bushel 8999 up 300 from last year, due to steel increase

    05' MC 42 ghs w/ 9.5 bushel 7830 last years prices, don't know this years prices, waiting for this years price
     
  5. Aaron Marshall

    Aaron Marshall LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I would have to say the biggest perk of going to the MT would be to keep your options open. You can get bigger decks, more implements and so on. I think that they are also built more for the proffessional than a home owner. I have a MT 20hp and I wish I would have got the diesel or the 26hp. Good luck. Aaron
     
  6. Lawnkeeper

    Lawnkeeper LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 31

    I understand what you are saying Aaron, I am thinking the same thing. But nowhere does it mention homeowner. Model C is for "commercial and Institutional Use"

    Do you know of anything specific, other than the motor, that is different?
     
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Koh makes 18, 20 and 22 hp all same displacement.
    624 cc. 23hp 674 cc, 26 724 cc. Check all the differences.

    I have a 01 MT-20. Ed
     
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    There are quite a few differences in the spec comparison and you may find that at Walkers website. The differences are not huge and the mower will cut grass but I personally own a 26EFI and would never go any smaller. I run a 42GHS deck in the spring for cleans and the 52SD w/doubles for the mowing season.
    The MT has bigger wheels a better electrical system and some smaller differences as well as the more hp. no the difference between 18 and 20 aren't huge but there is a huge difference in the 18 to the 26. Run your numbers and in the long run I think you would do better with the higher HP model T if you do any kind of volume. Just my opinion for you. Good Luck.
     
  9. Lawnkeeper

    Lawnkeeper LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 31

    thanks for the imput. I am going to think about this some more :D
     
  10. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    does anyone know how much more the 26efi is than the 20hp? I only looked at the 20hp at my dealer so I was just wondering if its much more. I am sure the diesel is way more probably??
     

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