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New ztr purchase

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wriken, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Well I might be buying anther ztr, I have experience with a kaw engine, but am wondering about a 27 hp Kohler. I can get the same mower with a 25 kaw, or 27 Kohler, but have not heard much abot a 27 Kohler. Any truth to the fact that kaw's actually underrates their motor hp by 2 hp? What do you guys/girls think, I'm happy with my 23 kaw in my current 60"er, but just about everyone likes more power and was wondering what the torque values were of the 2 motors. Oh buy the way the new ztr will be a 60"er.

    I also have been considering the zd-21 or 28, reason 0% for 3 years. But I have alot of blades etc for my current brand. And have been very happy with it.
  2. dforbes

    dforbes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    I don't know a lot about kohler except I have one on my hydroseeder. It is a gas hogggggggggg.
  3. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I think the Kohler 27 is rated at 42.7 for torque.
    The Kawi 23 is 39.8
    Not sure about the Kawi 25?
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    What mower are you running currently? If I were you, I'd go right into that dealer in Clare, and price the Lazer EPS. That fuel injection is hard to beat, man. EsPECially in gas savings, but I just like the smoothness, the torque, the throttle response, the quick, sure starts - especially in cold weather, the no carburetor hassles, the added power,...........etc.............;)
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I almost hate to mention on my brand of choice, hate to start something. But its a cub tank m-60 23 kaw. I like exmark also, but sort of had a run-in with a salemans there, but thats another story, matter of fact I think I talked about it on here once. wonder if exmark has any incentives going on now?
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    buy a scag an get the 27 kawi liquid kooled an i tell ya you will own the best mower on the market for 7800 let me know!!
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    25hp Kawasaki....41.3 ft/lbs of torque

    27hp Kohler....42.7 ft/lbs of torque

    It's probably more of a matter of which brand you prefer I'd say.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    What Runner Said!! Since 99 All i Run.

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  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I'm going to be checking around today what the price on a Lazer EPS? Thanks
  10. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Believe me, its a typical work day for John:D

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