Briggs & Stratton 31 Vanguard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman16, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I am thinking about a new Lazer Z XS with the 31 vanguard and 66 Triton, What do you guys think. Any one have this mower? I test drove one but there was no grass to cut. Any feedback :waving:
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    It is a VERY nice machine - real strong. However, it costs as much as my torqued-up diesel. To each his own, I guess.:usflag:
  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    The 31hp Vanguard is a powerhouse, you definetly can't go wrong with it.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well that's what I was looking at till I found another mower on sale. I'm still waiting for some feedback on the new decks (Triton upgraded) this Spring. No one much has had a chance to mow with the new deck in some lush Northern grasses. I feel it would be a great mower but it wouldn't hurt to let the grass grow to get a feel for the deck and how it will preform. The price I've seen seems in line with everything else. I think the Exmark forum listed it as $10,300 with the 60" deck so it could be bought for in the 9's probably. Of course the 66" deck and a good suspension seat will run the price up.
  5. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    im running the new 33 hp briggs on my newest mower, more power than you need which is nice at times. the only problem ive had with it were that its boggs out if you throttle down near a mulch bed or car and then throttle back up, sometimes it stalls completely. they threw a new carb on it. it also had a gasket go and they had to pull the engine and fix it, but that does happen with any mass produced engine.
  6. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    :weightlifter: Well, I just bought it. It's a beast!
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Congratulations on your new purchase. I have no doubt you will be happy with it.
  8. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    My 72" 31hp vanguard blew at 768 hrs last friday, but they are putting an new 31 on it under warranty. 31 vanguard on my 66" is still running great @ about 500 hrs.
  9. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    i have that same mower.... you'll LOVE it!!!!! only time i got mine to die is when i got an inch thick rubber mat caught in the blades. i was mulching leaves in a yard almost 2 weeks ago and it was under them and i didnt see it. other than that it barrelled right through anything i threw at it. congrats and good luck!!!
  10. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    :laugh: lol...been there done that.

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