Hustler 72" 28hp EFI Under Powered?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bevo916, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Bevo916

    Bevo916 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 8


    I would like your opinions on a 28 HP EFI, does it have enough power for a a 72" Hustler Super Z ? 28 HP is currenty the largest gas engine Hustler puts on there mowers. They are coming out with a 30 HP but it won't be out for a few months. They also offer a 34 hp diesel, it's not alot more HP but it's alot more money. I will be using this to mow about 8 baseball fields.

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Not sure about the Hustler, But the 72" 28 efi Dixie Chopper has plenty of power.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    That 28 EFI is a strong engine.

    You should be just fine.

    Their older 72" decks are only 69" decks.
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    So if you're using this mower to mow 8 baseball fields how high do you think the grass will be getting? What I'm trying to say is that it's not like you'll be mowing hay with it. You'll be mowing short grass to begin with. Shouldn't be a problem, IMHO.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I have a 28 hp, Generac on a 72" cub tank, works great.
  6. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i have a 27 kawi liquid cooled 72" super z with about 500 hours on it and no problems. my guys fight over whose gonna ride it. i also picked up a month ago a new 72" liquid cooled kawi 26hp but haven't used it yet but just farting around the shop i can't tell the difference between the 2. also we use bac vacs with no problems...
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I've asked in the Hustler forum on this site about the 28 EFI being strong enough for the 72". He assures me it is plenty because, according to him, their deck drive system doesn't waste as much power as other manufacturers.
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    The EFI 28 is a strong engine. The EFI prevents the bogging associated with normal carb/governor engines.

    I'm wishing Kohler would EFI the new 30hp engine.

    Same with all those Big Block Briggs....I'd love for them to be EFI.
  9. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I agree, that would be a sweet engine...

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