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23hp enough for 60"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Victor, May 29, 2004.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Hey guys. I demoed a 23hp Kohler equipped 60" Lazer yesterday. It seemed to do pretty well, even in thick, fairly tall grass. Do any of you have any opinions on a 60" with this engine? I was afraid it wouldn't have enough hp, but now I'm not so sure. Any opinions will be appreciated.

  2. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    Vic - I have a 23 Kawasaki on a 52" Sentar and there are times when I wished it was stronger. Personally I would never buy a 60" machine with a 23hp engine on it. I have an XT2800-60 Dixie and I really like that 27hp (Kohler) fuel injected engine a lot.
  3. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 241

    im no hp expert but i havea a 60 inch lazer 23 hp and im very pleased.seems to have plenty of power and cuts great. hope this helps you but i think you will be well pleased with the 23.
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    I've got 25 on my 54 WB/sulky, and could use more, at times, too.
  5. GNRL

    GNRL LawnSite Member
    from Wi
    Messages: 51

    I have a Lazer z hp 52" 23hp and its underpowered
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    One of my neighors just got a used a 60" ultra cut deck 23 hp from a guy, because he said was under powered. He didn't care, it was better than his toro timecutter. He cuts his lawn every 4 days so it really doesn't matter about tall grass. He got it for $6000 and it only has 115 hours.
  7. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    I like the water cooled 23 hp Kawasaki better. I've had mine for 4 yrs no problems. But in heavy wet grass you just adapt to the conditions higher lift blades etc. Go over twice anyway.
  8. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    i've got one a 03' 23hp lazer z 60"
    Every day i wish i would have bought
    a 27hp and can't wait to trade
    i will have the lazer z xp 27hp diesel
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I was just thinking that today with one of my walkbehinds that I wish it had some more horsepower to it. It's tempting me to go out and buy a larger HP stick it on there
  10. natureboy

    natureboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I got a liquid cooled 23hp Kohler on my 61" Bobcat ztr....and I love it.
    Cut through a dandelion field a foot high with ease.

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