Love My Diesel!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOturkey, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    I've got a whole 8 hours on my new Gravely 260 with the 27 horse diesel, and so far, am loving it. Seems to be using about 8/10ths of a gallon per hour, which translates to something like $1.25 to $1.50 per hour fuel savings over my other 260, which has a 27 Kawasaki. Mowed an area today I do not believe I could have mowed with the gas burner. Very wet yard we've mowed for 3 years or so. Low lying, plus the area over the lateral lines is worse. Grass over the lines was almost a foot high, and the ground below like jello. Wth the diesel, I was able to maintain a steady speed without bogging the engine and sinking into the ground. Think, and hope, I made a good purchase.
  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Good luck and congrats with your purchase!

    I just bought a 60" Toro Zmaster with a 23hp diesel Kubota engine (with 800 hours) and I am very impressed so far.

    Diesel is definitely nice to have if you can afford one.

    What did you pay if you dont mind me asking?
  3. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    About $11,000. Dealer gave me a demo discount.

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