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I have been looking at ztrs this week and I pretty much had narrowed it down to Scag or Exmark. In talking to a local dealer today I was more swayed to Exmark, not only because they are mostly what one sees around here, but he advised me that the parts for the Exmark would be cheaper in the long run than the Scag. They have the Cub 48"/19hpkaw for 6000 grand now, that's why I was looking at Scag. Anyhow, I was wanting to get a 48 or 52 deck HP but I was wondering why the difference in horsepower ratings with the Kaw and Koh units. Do you have to have more horsepower in a Kohler to get equal results that a smaller horsepower Kaw produces. Also, why does the Kohler come standard with the canister air filter. Does it need one more than the Kaw. I believe all models could use it. The dealer said they had an easier time with warranty issues with Kohler than Kawasaki. Did I even spell Kawasaki right? Thats why I have been abrieviating it. There was one 52/20Koh HP on the floor. I was concerned that the motor may not be enough for that deck. The dealer said it would but I have been told that before only to have a mower bog down in semi heavy stuff or slightly damp grass. So what I am really asking is a 17hp Kaw the same as a 20hp Koh in power? Or is the Kohler just a little cheaper in price? I had an easier time picking a wife than a mower. It's kind of funny. I have spent more time looking at 6-7 thousand dollar mowers than I did for my 40 thousand dollar truck. I need to be institutionalized.
 

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Thanks everybody for the replies. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. It's Friday night and I am paying bills and checking my email (mostly junk mail as I have no friends:). I had pretty much decided on an Exmark cause that is all you see around here. Today I saw 1 Great Dane (only the second I have ever seen). One John Deere walkbehind. One Walker. The rest are Exmarks. When you look at the contractors mowing the reat areas ( I'd love to have that contract) or some of the median areas ( no thanks, could get killed) thay are all Exmarks. Some competing brand dealers would say that's because they were cheaply made, etc. I don't buy that. Why would anyone spend 6, 8, 10 grand on something that wouldn't last. I don't know why I even looked around. If anything I became more educated and a lot of education came from this board. I tell everyone I know that cuts grass about it and I can't believe how many don't know about it. I guess if they surfed the internet they just look for porn.
Maybe I'll have some time off next week and can get one before all the free money deals are up. Just have to decide between mulch kit (which I'll get either way) or stripe roller. Although I 've never backed over a curb with a roller deck, don't know if chains are better. Don't really anyone laying stripes around here and there are a lot of LCOs in the Atlanta area, but there is a lot of work too. Well I didn't intend to write a book so that's enough for now.
 
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