Toro mid mount 286E ZTR.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Devin, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Devin

    Devin Guest
    Messages: 0

    Whats your scoop on Toro's 286E ZTR Mid- Mount. :blob3:

    Last june I bought a Toro 287L, 27HP V-Twin,liquid cooled Kawasaki, with a 62 inch deck.I have been using it since and have been very pleased. I have a Dixon 5023 (50" deck with a 23 HP Kohler) with a blower and bagger attachment that I use for my smaller places. I have 6 commercial properties and 42 residential customers. Here lately my dealer has been talking to me about getting a Toro 286E, 26 HP fuel injected Kohler with a 72"inch deck. Does anyone own or have they used the Toro286E?? I am thinking about getting one but dont want to make the wrong move.


    Wilson's Lawn Service
    Thornton Tx.Whats your scoop on Toro's 286E ZTR Mid- Mount
  2. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    I think the 27 kawi is a better engine than the 26 efi, at least on the the 72".
  3. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    This is the same engine, without EFI.

    I think you will still be underpowered, as my 72 is sluggish in tall grass, esp when operating uphill.

    Get the most HP possible with that 72.

  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    A 26efi has noticably more power than the 25hp.

    We have the 26hp 72" deck and it is great.

    Do I like it better than the 27hp Kawasaki?
    I like the no-choke of the 26efi,
    But I like the 27hp LC Kawasaki because it's quiter.

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