22hp liquid cooled kawasaki or 25hp Kohler?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by C4chris70, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I am preparing to purchase a ztr to replace my 48 inch Hustler Shortcut. I have been considering both the 52 inch Turf Tiger and the Z Master. I have tried both and found both to be great machines. I am however going to go with the Toro because of superior product support. Would you recommend the 22hp Kawasaki liquid cooled or the 25hp Kohler?
  2. I'm a Kohler nut.

    Plus you can still get a Peco vac for it not beeing LC.

    www.lawnvac.com for leaves.
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I have had good luck with the 25 Kohler, some have not. I have used the 22 LC on a 60 and it was not enough for spring cutting. The 22 on a 52 should be plenty of power.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Do you plan on keeping this mower for a long time?
    Are you talking about both being 52" decks?
    Are they asking the same price for both engines?

    If you answered yes to these questions, then, without a doubt, go with the LC Kawasaki on the TORO. However, this probably isn't a new unit (maybe a leftover?), as they dont make the 22hp LC Kawi anymore.

    Also, make sure that its a 52", as the 22 has some power issues in the thick stuff on a 60".

    Good luck.

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