mower hp ?

How is the horse power determined for a lawn mower tractor?
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JoeM said:

The same as determining the horsepower for any piston engine. One HP equals the power necessary to lift 33,000 lb., a distance of one foot, in one minute.
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I want to get a new mowing tractor and need to know how to select the proper horsepower.The area to mow is 3/4 acre with a 4% grade.

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The HP (and style, and deck size) are dependent on how much money you have to spend and how quickly you want the job done.
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JoeM wrote:

Usually by the engine hp.
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