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    What do you guys think about the 950M with a 60” deck???
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    Is a 72” deck too big for a 27hp engine? Anybody ran the Z950M? Anyone took a look at it?
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    60" deck Good.
    72" deck Bad.
    IMO.
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    I have a Z950R. Overall happy with the purchase.

    Unless your ground is really flat, the 60 would be better than the 72.
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    JD Z950R 60" Deck with DFS Collection System

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    Do you think that the fuel injected 29hp version of that engine is worth the money on a 60 inch deck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Do you think that the fuel injected 29hp version of that engine is worth the money on a 60 inch deck?
    I have a 25hp carb'd engine on my 915 with a 60" deck and it seems to have all the power I need.

    Based on that, I'd probably not go for the additional $ just for the HP.

    There may be some other advantages to the EFI though. Not sure on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    I have a 25hp carb'd engine on my 915 with a 60" deck and it seems to have all the power I need.

    Based on that, I'd probably not go for the additional $ just for the HP.

    There may be some other advantages to the EFI though. Not sure on that one.
    For me no matter the extra cost EFI would be worth it to me. Instant starts with no choke no matter the weather. I just have never had good luck with carbureted engines I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Do you think that the fuel injected 29hp version of that engine is worth the money on a 60 inch deck?
    EFI is nice. One thing I will point out is that not all Z9xx engines are Kawasaki engines. If that matters to you. I want to say the EFI engines are all Kohler maybe? I never looked at them that close but someone here had an issue or something once and I stumbled across in that thread that it wasn't a Kawasaki. Before that I thought all but the Z915E/B and the diesels were Kawasaki engines. Again, if that matters to you.

    EFI normally means a little better fuel economy but that might be a wash with a slightly bigger engine. No choke to mess with which is nice. I really haven't had a lack of power issue to say that you need 29hp to run a 60" deck. I went with the Z950R because I have the MCS and the powerflow head saps about 2hp. I have bogged it down a bit in heavy/damp pine needles but that was with the MCS. Without it, it would be tough to bog down. More HP would be nice with a lot of hills but the R might be better place to spend your money. The drives are different on the R and you get a little more ground speed but more importantly you have cross porting to better cool the drive units in hills. We have hills and I have never had an issue with the 60". Keep in mind the 60 is the small deck in this engine size. When you look at the smaller less powerful engines, it is the big deck option.

    That is just my thoughts on this. Maybe someone else has some other reasoning that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    For me no matter the extra cost EFI would be worth it to me. Instant starts with no choke no matter the weather. I just have never had good luck with carbureted engines I guess.
    I hear you there. I also like EFI. I have a couple motorcycles that have 4 carbs. You think it is tricky keeping one carb going, try 4 of them. The bike I put the most miles on (around 118K miles right now) is EFI.
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    JD Z950R 60" Deck with DFS Collection System

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    CTC Model X4750 F.E.L - Modified Imp Pressure Relief from 900 to 1175PSI, Power Flow and MC519 cart, 54-inch Quick-Hitch Front Blade, 47-inch Quick-Hitch Snow Blower, 3-pt hitch, HF Quick Hitch, Heavy Hitch, 48" box blade/rear blade, Dethacher, 3pt Sprayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    For me no matter the extra cost EFI would be worth it to me. Instant starts with no choke no matter the weather. I just have never had good luck with carbureted engines I guess.
    Same here. My Z945M has the 27 hp fuel injected Kohler engine, plenty of power, easy starts.
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