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Exmark XS 31hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sgoalie23, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Has anybody demoed the new Exmark XS with the 31hp Vanguard by Briggs + Stratton. If so, explain how you thought the machine was. Looking at a Lazer Z of some sort.
  2. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Has any one used the Vanguard on anything? How is the power, gas consumption, noise, ETC..
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I've never used one but I can tell you that they are very good engines. They are made by Diahatsu which is owned by Toyota. I have read the specs on the engine and I believe it would be a good engine choice. They are supposed to run fairly quiet and I don't know about fuel consumption.
  4. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Things have most likely changed since my last vanguard engine (18hp) on a grasshopper 718, however it was quite prone to oil-fouling the spark plug on the cylinder facing downhill when side-hilling.

    I'm not sure if that is still an issue with the vanguards, but it is something that I'd certainly watch out for on a demo.
  5. david

    david LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have talked to the owner of a Dixie Chopper with this engine and 72" deck. He says it will flat get it but he uses over 20 gallons of fuel a day. I asume he meant an 8 hour day.

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