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    Thinking of buying a 4500 series Diesel and asking other owners of possible problems you have encountered.
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    I have had 4 Ventracs with no significant issues at all. The 4500 Diesel has the least power (24.9) of any engine offered in the 4500 series. I currently have a 4500 with kubota gasoline engine (32.5 hp) and am very pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackIL View Post
    I have had 4 Ventracs with no significant issues at all. The 4500 Diesel has the least power (24.9) of any engine offered in the 4500 series. I currently have a 4500 with kubota gasoline engine (32.5 hp) and am very pleased.

    JackIL
    How is that on gas? How many hours you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    How is that on gas? How many hours you have?
    I purchased a Ventrac with 800+ hrs. I think they were pretty hard hrs at that.I had an axle bearing go out and destroyed the axle tube and axle.My 4231 would definitly drink some gas,I was using 8+ gal per mowing.I definitely would buy another Ventrac,but am fairly pleased with my Utilimax right now.,as it uses 4-5 gal per mowing. Eddie

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    Ventrac published data in their brochure using a 60 inch deck says 1.5 gal/hr with gas on the 32.5 hp engine and 1.1 gal/hour on the 24.9 hp Diesel.
    Last edited by JackIL; 07-05-2013 at 02:10 PM.

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    Bought the machine delivered 7\18. The snow blower is a beast
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    Hello , My name is Chuck. I just purchased a ventrac 4500 Y. What an awesome machine. Want to get a slip scoop next and maybe a blower for leafs.

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    Just hit 10 hours on mine and I love it. The hydrastat is a bit loud.
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    Hey Chuck (dunebuggy55) - I'm looking at the 4500Y. Any comments you wish to share? I was hoping for about 30HP like I had in the Grasshopper D930.

    Thanks and Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpc View Post
    Hey Chuck (dunebuggy55) - I'm looking at the 4500Y. Any comments you wish to share? I was hoping for about 30HP like I had in the Grasshopper D930.

    Thanks and Cheers!
    I bought a 4500Y Diesel its only 24.9Hp thou but rolls right thru tall grass easily.
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