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How much HP for 48" deck?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Moeandlarry, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Moeandlarry

    Moeandlarry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I am mowing 3 acres. I can buy a Hustler Shortcut with very low hours for $5400 but it only has a 17hp Kawisaki engine. What is the suggested hp for a 48 inch deck? I sometimes let the grass get a little long and 17hp seems like it might bog down in deeper grass.
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    for just 3 acres ,and a homeowner,the 17 will be fine,it will have plenty of power for your yard.
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    i agree ..17 is fine

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