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Liquid cooled on a walkbehind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toddman35, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    i noticed when i was looking at an engine website the other day that they had a liquid cooled 15 hp kawasaki, and also a 17, i was wonderning anyone has put one of these on their walkbehinds and if so what were the reasons, if not why woulndt you want liquid cooled on a walk behind? thanks
  2. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    oops sorry they were 16 and 18 hp LC.
  3. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Only reason I would see, would be someplace where it is really hot all the time and the mower would be going like that energizer bunny.

    I am sure over time it would last a little longer, but how long are you going to have the mower it is on?
  4. When buying new equipment one should always get the biggest and best engine that is available from the manufacture.

    It only costs a few hundred dollars more to go first class.
    The engine buying power of a big manufacture like Toro/eXmark is incredible.

    Frankly I won't even consider buying anything but a Toro or
    eXmark new or used.

    Most of lesser brands of mowers just can cut it because they do not have the R & D funds available to produce a really first rate product.

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