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View Poll Results: Which engine would you rather have on a 52 inch ZTR?
27 hp Kohler Command V-Twin 52 40.63%
24 hp Kawasaki FX V-Twin 76 59.38%
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:17 AM
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Which Engine for 52 inch ZTR

27 hp Kohler Command V-Twin
24 hp Kawasaki FX V-Twin
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:06 PM
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Bump bump bump
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Exmark Lazer ZX 29 hp Kaw 60in.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:31 PM
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i like kawasaki and thats what i whould run
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:52 PM
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If you want buy the mower and you want a cheaper price buy the Kaw
If want a motor to last long time buy kohler
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:16 AM
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We run 31 hp kawi's, but I think they are overkill. Both engines are probably adequate for most situations it comes across and I think our 31 hp mowers are overkill on almost every job. I've always heard kawasaki is better and i feel like most commercial mowers use kawi's in their heavier duty mowers. Still, that doesn't mean much.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:08 PM
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We run 31 hp kawi's, but I think they are overkill. Both engines are probably adequate for most situations it comes across and I think our 31 hp mowers are overkill on almost every job. I've always heard kawasaki is better and i feel like most commercial mowers use kawi's in their heavier duty mowers. Still, that doesn't mean much.
They use the Kaw on commercial mower Reason they are cheaper price over the same mower with kohler
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:04 PM
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my gravely has a 24 kaw and its tough and great on fuel.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:02 PM
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Never had great luck with the kohlers... Kawasaki for me
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:34 AM
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Only kawi wouldnt spend a dollar on briggs or kohler never had luck. Out of 9-10 z's with kawi's on them only blew up one. air cooled 23 (2800 hrs)
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Kawasaki. Need I say more.
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