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When is it overkill (HP)?

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
Love power myself, but when is it not practical? Would like to upgrade, and the way they price it, (like everything else......hard drives, ect.) for a few dollars more it seems to be more power for the $. Really, I need to upgrade, and get this mower back up. (provided I don't sell it quite yet)
When to draw the line? Had planned to upgrade to a 23HP (Kaw)
but the 25hp is only 150.00 more. When is it too much power for a 48" belt drive?
(will give me more time to fix the 17hp...in my spare time)
 

lawnmedic1

LawnSite Member
Location
Southwest, Ohio
Is this a 48" belt drive walk behind? 17hp sounds like plenty to me....Had a 15hp on our old one with a set of jungle wheels on it. It was fine. Our 52 " Zs have 23-25hp engines now and are just fine...Chuck
 

MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Shelby Twp., MI
Easy Tim Taylor. I think you know when your lawn mower hovers off the ground or it starts to sink into lawns from being too heavy.
 
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metro-hp_48

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
WB.......... main thing I don't like is the air filter on the 17HP.
I think Hustler is doing a good thing with offering a WB with 23/48 and 25/54. I like all the power I can get, just wondering how eveyone else views the HP wars.
 
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