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Old 09-22-2001, 11:29 PM
GLS GLS is offline
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Also, kohler makes some big generators. Kawasaki also does, but not the big ones like kohler.
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Old 09-22-2001, 11:35 PM
Kent Lawns Kent Lawns is offline
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Who cares what ELSE they make?
I only care about what MY money goes to.

i.e. GE makes the best Jet Engines, but their stereo equipment is sub par.

Kawasaki makes some GREAT engines. Their 15 & 17hp V-shaft twins are fantastic. Their 22, 23 & 27hp LC are super.

Their 19, 21 & 23hp V-shaft twins are problematic: They have carb problems, run rough, start hard, have valve failure problems and do NOT have the life expentency of the same model Kohler.
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Old 09-23-2001, 12:28 AM
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I have a 23 hp kawi vertical cooled 810 hours no problems''
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Old 09-23-2001, 12:55 AM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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As I mentioned on another post, my oldest DC has a Kohler and I will be doing the 74th oil change on it Monday. It has 3700 hours on it now.

I've replaced the intake manifold gasket and 2 coils. It still doen't need oil added between oil changes and still runs strong. It's the best gas mower engine I've ever owned.
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Old 09-23-2001, 01:44 AM
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If it was my money I would buy the kaw, but the kohler is alright so it is up to you

I have 1345 hours on my 20 hp LC kaw on my deere and still goin strong
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