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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mark McC, Jan 24, 2005.
This would be for mowers used in northern Virginia. Is the Kawasaki 17 enough for a Turf Tracer 52"?
I would say that it would be enough as long as you side discharge. I have the 17hp Kaw on my 44" Lazer hp and it has plenty of power for a rider as long as I side discharge.
I got a 15hp 32", and I mostly mulch... In the wet grass I wish I had the twin cyclinder 17hp... For 52" i'd say go for a 20+hp...
I agree, low or middle 20's HP. I've used 20HP B&S on 52" Standers and it just isn't enough in the heavier and wet grass.
I voted yes but the 17 hp might slow you down in some places. You would probibly be better off to go ahead and get it with a 20 hp. It really depends on what type of yards you will be mowing and how often.
I have a 19 kawai on my 52" TT and it does just okay. If it blows up I will get at least a 22hp if not more... You can never have too much power!! You are just working the littler engines harder, I"d rather have a 22 to muscle through it all and not have it get abused doing it. Even the 19 in wet grass isn't the most pleasant.
I've got a 19 hp Kawasaki on a 48" Scag. Does pretty good, but will bog down on tall thick grass. Would not consider it on a 52.
I have the 17hp tthp. Its enough plower if your just cutting weekly. I wish I got the bigger engine and all the other options but finacially I don't think it makes sense.
Too much horsepower is almost enough!
I have 25 horsepower on my 54 walk-behind, like Oldtimer said its almost enough.