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22 hp Liquid cooled Kawasaki...On 60" eXmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CTodd, Jul 26, 2000.

  1. CTodd

    CTodd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I would like to know how these mowers perform. I have heard that the 22 hp kawasaki liquid cooled is plenty strong enough. I can purchase one for about $150 cheaper than a 25 hp air cooled. What does everyone think of these mowers.
  2. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    get the 22 lc or the 26 efi<p>----------<br>-Grasscape Mgmt.<br>Http://sites.netscape.net/grasscapeinc/homepage
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    You can get a 22LC Kaw for $150 less, what's the catch?<p>Anyway, the have plenty of power (for a 60&quot;) and are relatively trouble free. (Quiet, too) As far as longevity, they've just been out 3 summers, so we'll see how that goes.
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,003

    I just saw in Marketplace they are having some kinda special...$1000 of LC Lazers
  5. OP

    CTodd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Here in South Carolina they have an $800 rebate right now. This is a brand new mower. Also they have no payments or interest until next March. That is very cool...
  6. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    My dealer said Exmark over manufactured the LC. You can buy for the same price as 25 Kohler here. $500 rebate from Exmark.<br>22 has enough power, but not if you mulch. I had one as loaner last Spring. The unit had a mulch kit. Poor results.
  7. OP

    CTodd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    And I was thinking of mulching. What do you think the results would be if you just used gator blades and didn't mulch?
  8. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    I am new to the business but I have an Emark 60&quot; Liquid Cooled machine and I love it. Like I said I am new and haven't experiencd others but I don't know how it could get much better. Get on and watch out for trees.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,489

    CTod, That's the beauty of it, if you run a mower like the Lazer, then you don't HAVE to mulch! If you ever run into thick conditions, double cut at the most. I run two Lazers. An LC and a 26horse fuel injected. While the fuel-injected provides more power, the LC is aLOT quieter and cuts beautifully. If you buy one though, do yourself a favor and get the foot assisted deck lift. WELL worth it.
  10. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Why does the liquid cooled run quiter. Is it lower rpms or the way the muffler or the way its built.

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