Which Walker Tractor to Buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J_Hurst, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. J_Hurst

    J_Hurst LawnSite Member
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    I'm planning on getting a new Walker mower in the next couple of weeks and was wondering which model would be best: the MT with a 26 hp efi or the MD with a 21 hp Kubota Diesel?

    The mower will be used primarily with the 52'' mulching deck and then some 48'' GHS deck.

  2. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    I use the 25hp for a 48" and a 52" and it works great! I would go with the diesel. My next mower will the MD!
  3. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    get the diesel it has a lot more torque to push the grass out of a s/d
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Go with the 26 HP EFI unit. The 20 HP desiel and 20HP Kohler are about equal for power. I have both. The desiel is very hard starting when the weather gets cold.

  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    26 does better in tall grass with 62" deck than diesel. diesel is louder and really sucks on hills. even w/ speed up is still slow. 26 flies with kit and big deck. we been having more trouble with 26 than any other one though. diesel engine will run forever though. my favorite is 18 w/48" ghs. 18 is fastest of all and good on hills. 13 is best on hills. go with new 31!

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