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Deere 994r has arrived

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by arl250, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
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  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    That pretty much sums it up.
     
  4. OP
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    arl250

    arl250 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I’ll agree with this too.. it’s just like trucks I mean seriously who needs 1000 ft lbs in a dang pickup.
     
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  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do kinda want one though...lol
     
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  6. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been running Diesel for almost 7 years now. My kubota as you all know, plows through wet tall thick grass no problem. It's a 48" with a 18hp liquid cooled Diesel engine. 54" g1900 is 19 20hp. Point is Diesel engines don't go by the hp, they go by the torque. "Like others here have mentioned. And for those who have stated that some of the gas liquid cooled engines are about the same as diesels in fuel consumption. (That is false) diesels clearly are more conservative on fuel.
    I have went through 15gallons of fuel with the 12 clients I mowed with it last year. The only complaint I would say about having Diesel engines on mowers is the weight. With my kubota I could not use it in damp conditions at all or else it would leave wide slight ruts in the lawn.
     
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  7. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This statement is incorrect.
    They clearly save more fuel than gas engines. This is how you know someone has not ran Diesel before.:laugh:

    I agree with this statement.
     
  8. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Isn't Ferris bringing out the Z3 with the Vanguard 37hp EFI on a 52" mower?
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe that's when Ted and I started discussing the stupidity of that much HP on that small of a mower.
     
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
    There must be less gravity in Europe?
    Yea that’s it.
     

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