Any diesel regrets ?
Anybody ever regret getting a Yanmar diesel and which they had gotten a gasser?
Not a discussion regarding the economics, just what do you like better. I've put over 32 hours on the X758 since June and the torque and ability to navigate steep hills is hands down superior. Fuel consumption is running .7 gallon /hour. I have a Simplicity Conquest set up as a bagger right now and ran it this week when the grass got away from me a little bit. Windrowed to the center with the X758 and picked up in a few minutes. After putting a lot of time on the diesel, the power of the gas motor which is rated higher was just sad asi it was bogging under load and it consumes 1.5 gallon/hour. (Note the grass is mowed at 3.5" and the Simplicity deck was in the transport position but is still cutting much closer, probably 2.75"
John Deere 2305, 62" deck, &47" snowblower.
JD X758 60" HC deck
Simplicity Conquest, 50" w/turbo bagger
Husqvarna , OE Tree Monkeyed 346XP, 346XP ported, 357XP x 2, 562XPG, 372XPG ported, 288XP Lite ported, 395XP
Jonsered 2159 ported
Echo PPT 266
Stihl 028 super, rebuilt and ported
Echo PPT-266 pole saw
Iron & Oak Commercial w/ log lift, hydro 4 way
Nielsen 100B for rakers
F250 8' box, 18' trailer w/5200 axels