View Full Version : 25 Kohler?????????

John Gamba
02-19-2004, 04:02 PM
Can someone please tell my neighbor Mr Bill day that the mower he is looking at, that has a 25 Kohler is not what the doctor ordered. He has been told by the dealer that they have had NO PROBLEMS with the 25.
I need all the professionals at lawnsite to give this future victim all the info on this motor. I will give him a print out later.
thank you

02-19-2004, 05:01 PM
Don't do it, run, run, run, like the wind!

John, you might be better off doing a quick search and taking him the million threads about this subject.

Just a thought.

02-19-2004, 05:03 PM
I've not owned one of the past boat anchors. I do remember that a couple of years ago there was a ton of posts on it. As suggested you might want to give that a try.

John Gamba
02-19-2004, 05:13 PM
Soupy & 65 hoss Thanks
BUT he wants to hear it from people now. He does not believe someone could make a motor and sell it to professionals that rely on it for there income:laugh: I said yeah!.
I will do a search and show him, But i figured we have nothing to do anyway so here it is:D If anybody else is doing nothing come on board!!

Thanks again

02-19-2004, 09:25 PM
kohler did have some problems before with their 25 horse but they have got them straighten out in the last 4 yrs so if the mower is newer than that he will be ok

Gruneich Lawn Care, Inc.
02-19-2004, 11:11 PM
I had a 25hp, it had well over 2500 hours on it, when I sold it, beacuse it broke a push rod :lol:

02-20-2004, 12:51 AM
I have had over 15 engines and it is by far the worst I have ever had.

02-20-2004, 12:59 AM
Remember when they had so many headgasket problems. Good to hear they got that fixed.

02-20-2004, 02:14 AM
Mr Bill , the 25 I got came with tapping from the lifters, then 2 broken push rods that caused me to get new 2 mufflers as well.

02-20-2004, 02:19 AM
98 99 headgaskits were blowing like trumpets..since 2001 the head gaskits problems have been addressed...my problem with the 25 command is...it gutless no torq.

02-20-2004, 02:33 AM
i have had a 25 kohler since 1998 it has never had any problems.but like said above it lost a lot of torque after 2 years.thats why the next mower we bought was a 21 hp kubota diesel.lots more torque.

02-20-2004, 07:21 AM
My first was commercial mower had a 25 "JUNK" Kohler that had many problems. It was so bad that I had to spend an additional 5K to buy a walkbehind as a backup. It was a good investment and also good for me losing weight because I had to walk all my properties for mor than a couple weeks.
I then lost a bigger weight, the 25 Kohler.

I will NEVER recommend this motor to anyone.

John Gamba
02-20-2004, 07:29 AM
I want to thank everybody! He will see this by noon today. I had a 25 Once:mad: It came on my first Lazer in 95. I would carry one on the truck for a spare:) Just in case.
Oh eric!!!!!
I got my first kaw!!!! Its a bouncing baby 15:cool: i will let you know how it does.

02-20-2004, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by John Gamba
Oh eric!!!!!
I got my first kaw!!!! Its a bouncing baby 15:cool: i will let you know how it does.

Kawi power baby!!

02-20-2004, 04:03 PM
I have a KOH 25 on my eXmark. Its been fine since I bought it Aug 2002. (700hrs)