I remember the conversation, not necessarily the thread.
That pretty much sums it up.I remember the conversation, not necessarily the thread.
to paraphrase I said:
Does the grass grow taller now? Is it thicker? Is it wetter?
Because I used to run 11hp kawisaki on my 48" bobcat just fine,
20hp on 61" scag STHM no problems
and a 23hp on my lazer WITH a collection system, but now it seems 27hp is a "joke" and "real men" will only settle for a 31hp..nothing less!
Mark went on about how 26hp on a 52" seemed pretty silly.
It was a long thread but those are the highlights.
Im sure I could find it when I get a moment.
This statement is incorrect.Where is the savings with diesel running 80 cents more than gas? You will get more power out of 37 hp gas with about the same expense per hour as the diesel. Save 5k and get a gas mower. I see a purpose for a 997 but not this mower.
I agree with this statement.Do you have the torque ratings for each?
HP means nothing, torque is where it's at. Especially since diesels generally hit peak torque at lower RPM's than gas.
Way back when, I found that a liquid cooled gas would use approximately half the fuel a air cooled would. And a diesel would use approximately half the fuel a liquid cooled gas would. And it consistently had the power to mow through wet or long grass without bogging down.
Either way, 37 HP is overkill for a 60" or even a 72" mower on a Z. Wasting fuel with an engine that size.
Isn't Ferris bringing out the Z3 with the Vanguard 37hp EFI on a 52" mower?tpendagast and I had this discussion in another thread...the HP wars in mowers is just stupid. I can remember running a Toro Groundsmaster 72" with 20 HP...never ran out of power.
Had a Toro 4000D 11' batwing, all decks had hydraulic driven blades, full time 4WD...55 HP.
And someone needs 37 HP for a 60" deck? Or 72" On a Z?
Europe has their sports cars but by and large most of their vehicles are smaller and less powerful than ours and they all get stuff done just fine.I’ll agree with this too.. it’s just like trucks I mean seriously who needs 1000 ft lbs in a dang pickup.