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ZTR Horsepower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by snowjeep, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    I am looking at the Cub Cadet Enforcer and wondering if the 23hp Kawi is enough for a 54"? I know there are other mowers that may be better but I like the weight of this mower. My friend has a large lco and lost a condo and a couple redidentials due do weight of his Lesco's ztr weight.
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    see if they will let ya go mow with it.

    I have the 28 on a 53" and it has a ton of power
  3. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    Sounds like it would work good i have a 23hp kohler on a 61" grasshopper and it runs that deck not great but pretty good i just cant let the grass get out of hand. Plus i have alwase thought kawi were good engines and had better power then kohlers
  4. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    I have the cub cadet rzt 50" with a 22 hp works fine. You just cant mow down 4" of thick grass at full speed.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    That should be more then enough power. I had a 22hp kohler on a 52" deck with no problems.
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I agree, I have a 20 HP Kohler on a 50" deck and it has plenty of power.
  7. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,806

    25hp kawi on the 61" is plenty, 23 on 54 should be fine
  8. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    If I can mow full ahead on this hill with my 19 kawasaki 48" I'm sure the 23 Kaw 54" would be fine. Granted I was only cutting 1-1/12" off the top though but it did not bog headed uphill...

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  9. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Thanks everyone for the info looks like I am getting a new mower!
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Our Gravely 52" w/kawi 23hp cutts just fine. However no real tall grass yet, but it blows clippings probably 5 rows over.

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