20 hp Exmark 52", or 23 hp Hustler Z 52" need some experienced imput.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tom W, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Tom W

    Tom W LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have decided on either the Lazer Z 52" 20hp Kohler, or the Hustler Z 52" 23 Kawasaki. I have driven both at the dealerships, but hard to tell what to expect under different conditions. Both are priced at about $7000.00 with tax. I am somewhat concerned that the Exmark would be underpowered with the 20 Kohler. Can some of you guys give me some experienced imput.
    Thanks in advance.
    Tom Wilkinson
  2. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    First off..... DEMO BOTH!!

    I have a Lazer Z HP 52" w/23 hp Kawi....

    I love it :D

    Plenty of power, whether cutting tall grass, or running the Ultra-Vac.

    I believe mine was $ 7499.00

    Considering I would be keeping the machine for some time, I was not going with anything less than all the power I could get..

    Better to have and not need, rather than the other way around.

    I'm not familiar w/ the Hustler, So I can't comment on that machine, But I would definately buy an eXmark again!!
  3. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    That 20 HP koehler will have a hard time with the grass in the spring.
  4. Dan1944

    Dan1944 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I have a Hustler mini Z 52" cut with 23 Kawi. I love this machine !

    Plenty of power, Excellent cut. If the Hustler has the Donaldson air cleaner on it like mine, then it's a no brainier for sure.

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