When is it overkill (HP)?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by metro-hp_48, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Love power myself, but when is it not practical? Would like to upgrade, and the way they price it, (like everything else......hard drives, ect.) for a few dollars more it seems to be more power for the $. Really, I need to upgrade, and get this mower back up. (provided I don't sell it quite yet)
    When to draw the line? Had planned to upgrade to a 23HP (Kaw)
    but the 25hp is only 150.00 more. When is it too much power for a 48" belt drive?
    (will give me more time to fix the 17hp...in my spare time)
     
  2. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
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    Is this a 48" belt drive walk behind? 17hp sounds like plenty to me....Had a 15hp on our old one with a set of jungle wheels on it. It was fine. Our 52 " Zs have 23-25hp engines now and are just fine...Chuck
     
  3. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Easy Tim Taylor. I think you know when your lawn mower hovers off the ground or it starts to sink into lawns from being too heavy.
     
  4. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    WB.......... main thing I don't like is the air filter on the 17HP.
    I think Hustler is doing a good thing with offering a WB with 23/48 and 25/54. I like all the power I can get, just wondering how eveyone else views the HP wars.
     
  5. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
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    So sell your present WB and get a new Hustler!!!:) Chuck
     
  6. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Am getting a new Hustler, but waiting until winter.
     
  7. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    Guess you'll just have to tough out the summer then...:D Chuck
     
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    The new K series Twin Kaws have a Much Improved Air Filter!

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  9. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    15hp Fareway? Good looking mower.
     
  10. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    No that Bad Boy is a 17hp/36" TTHP!
     

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