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#1 BairleaFarm ONLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Anyone know about how much fuel a hour a kohler 18hp command uses? The OEM tank looked big but that might have just been for convenience. It won't work with my set up. I need a smaller tank but don't want to go so small I have to fill up every hour.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Rule of thumb maybe? Gallon per hour heavy use, I think would be safe.


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 09:28 PM

It mostly depends on the load on the engine. I can spread fertilizer for an hour with a gear Kohler powered tractor, and only use a quart of gasoline. (I just did that)

 

Put a mower on the tractor, things change!!   :biting_nails:


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:13 AM

I don't have a Kohler, but know my 318 w/Onan uses over a gallon per hour when mowing.

The Ford 1500 diesel with a foot more mower(5 ft) burns  burns just about  a gallon per hour.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Are welder Onan 18hp will run 4-5 hours at 3000 rpm with 3/4 load on 5 gallons of gas






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