View Full Version : Kohler or Kawasaki?

06-23-2003, 02:22 AM
Is there a noticeable difference between the two or does it really matter which one to get?

06-23-2003, 02:27 AM
The kawi motors make more torque. More torque in thick grass or using mulch kits is a huge advantage.
For example, I have a 23 kawi on my lazer. You need a 27 kohler to get more torque.

06-23-2003, 02:37 AM
Kohler, you can get many more hours on it than a Kawi.

06-23-2003, 04:47 AM
I had a Kohler 13 h.p., and a Kawasaki 15 h.p. now, hands down with the Kawasaki for torque.. Now the longevity is a question?? Time will tell.... Hope this helps..

Lou :cool:

John Gamba
06-23-2003, 08:12 AM

The Lawn Boy Pro
06-23-2003, 09:32 AM
Kawasaki Liquid Cooled all the way!!!:D

06-23-2003, 01:42 PM
thanx guys, that helps a lot!

06-23-2003, 02:02 PM
this is kinda like ford and Chevy. pick which one you like the best :) because they both perform well

06-23-2003, 02:38 PM
I have had great success with the Kohler motors. I have one that is still in use from 1973.


06-23-2003, 07:38 PM
I've owned 8 mowers, and all but the latest, a Lazer Z hp, had Kohlers. Very few problems with them over the years. The kawi is in the shop at 88 hours due to losing power and dying. I'll know the diagnosis soon.

I think they're pretty even. I can't imagine one lasting in the marketplace if it were markedly inferior to the other.

06-23-2003, 08:09 PM
I have noticed that the Kohlers run smoother than the Kaw's