Question on Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Premo Services, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have a large wb mower and a lazer and a 21 inch mower.
    I am getting more customers with fenced back yards and have found a good deal on a 33 inch mower with a 8 hp motor.
    I know--I know More power is always good, but does anyone have a 33 inch with a 8 hp motor.
    How does it do.
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Surely someone has some input on this:cry:
  3. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I really don't understand your question. Is there a question? If you are asking if the unit you are looking at is a good deal or not, how about more information, like what brand, what make engine? This might help with getting some input.


    Eric D
  4. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 344

    I have a 36 with a 13hp on it. It performs well but I would think at half that hp it would be extremely limited.

  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    It was somewhat self explanitory, How does a 8 hp motor do cutting lawns.

    THANKS TAZ thats what I was thinking but not sure though.
  6. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    An 8 HP motor on a 33" mower sounds like a under powered POS to me.
  7. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Good luck if you buy it. I think you're gonna need it! :)
  8. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I used to own a 33" with an 11hp on it and that was underpowered. I really think you would be asking for lots of headaches with that mower.
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    8 hp would be fine on a 33... As long as the ground is Perfectly flat, the grass is only 3 inches tall and the motor doesn't need to propel the unit. you could push it and let the motor only cut grass.

    I have a Ferris 36 with 13 HP, and often times need more motor on hills or tall, wet grass.

    my 2 cents.

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