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gas consumption?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dylan, Jan 20, 2000.

  1. dylan

    dylan Member
    Messages: 276

    Does anyone know offhand, how much gas a kaw 14hp roughly uses in a hr?<br>How about a kohler 25 hp?
     
  2. DBALLARD

    DBALLARD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I was told about a gal. per hour. I don't know first hand.
     
  3. dylan

    dylan Member
    Messages: 276

    For which engine, the 14hp or 25hp?<br>Or is the difference negligible?<br>
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    dylan,<p>I think the 14hp uses about a gallon/hour depending on load. The 25hp uses maybe 1 3/4 gal/hr. depending on load. A twin-cylinder requires a slightly higher displacement/hp ratio making is somewhat less effecient. But both are OHV which makes them more fuel effecient.<p>
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I'll have to check my 25 Kohler, I didn't think it burned that much more compared to my 12 1/2 Kawasaki, but I may be wrong.
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    12.5 Kaw is a side valve which uses slightly more than 14 or 15hp OHV.
     
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I've never measured the gas consumption on my 14 kaw but for me it is well less than a gallon. I don't even think to fuel it every day.
     
  8. Millertime34

    Millertime34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I have a Lazer with a 23 hp Kohler and a 52&quot; deck. Running it hard I burn a little over a gallon an hour. Probably 1 1/4 gph. Also have a 22 hp Kohler that burns about the same if not a little more for some reason. Smaller engines I'm not of much help.<p>----------<br>Bryan..Heartland Lawn Care<br>heartlandlawn@hotmail.com
     
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Yeah I guess I left out part of that Lazer. What I forgot to add was the 12 1/2 uses about 1 1/4gal and hour and the 25 seems to use about the same. My Kubota 21 hp gas uses about a gallon an hour.<br>
     
  10. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 384

    My Kohler 25 H.P. on 60&quot; Dixie Chopper used about 1.4 gal per hour the last two seasons.<p>----------<br>Larry<br>
     

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