Fuel economy Vanguard vs Kawi

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnut101, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anybody have any numbers on fuel economy for a 36hp Vanguard, and a 29hp Kawasaki? I am deciding between a few different engine options, and I am looking for some real world experience.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is relative stuff... My big Vanguard on 61" runs thru 10 gallons of propane in 5.8 hrs. A 20 hp Kohler on 48" will run thru 10 gallons in 13 hrs. This Briggs eats fuel. The dealer said that around 2 - 2.5 gallons of gas an hour. I would look for a better fuel mileage engine if available. The up side it has a lot more power than I need on a 61"
     
  3. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've been hearing that EFI is the way to go.
     
  4. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    I get 1.2g/hr. on my 32 briggs vanguard with a 61" deck. Ferris
     
  5. BigJon

    BigJon LawnSite Member
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    I was wonder this same question, hope to see a couple more responses. I have prices on a couple units and just waiting to pull the trigger myself.
     
  6. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's my understanding that the Vanguard gas models are highly fuel efficient vs Kawasaki or Kohler due to the fact the VG's develop their peak torque at lower RPMs.
     
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've heard this same thing.

    I am thinking about going for an EFI engine option.
     
  8. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Those are really good numbers!
     

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