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Old 06-07-2011, 09:12 PM
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Yeah but on all the Kawasaki's the dang exhaust is opposite the discharge chute so no matter how I ride past plants and
flowerbed I'm either blowing chunks of grass into the beds or I risk killing the plant by blowing REALLY hot air at it.

Because it will kill it, a good shot of exhaust aimed right at some plant will kill it better than Round up will.

On a Kohler the exhaust is on the same side as the mower's discharge chute, so there's a direction I can ride past a flower bed
or a bunch of plants without creating a totally stressful situation.

So anyhow, glad to hear you got it fixed.

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I did take the whole day off since I did not know just how long I would be on hold for. And I wanted to get to the bottom of it. Unlike most people I am not worried about taking time off from my job. I have close to 1500 hours of time off accrued, and earn 280 hours each year. My boss has no problem with me calling in since it only happens a few days a year at most.
Honestly I really didn't care to hear all of that mostly because that's what everybody always says, maybe you didn't
appreciate what I had to say but I'm here trying to highlight the plight of the American worker and you think I'm stupid?
What would happen to you if you had a real emergency?
You done used up some of that free ride, that's what.

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:38 PM
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Unfortunately Restro we're old school, things have changed drastically in the past years, where have you been?
Not to be a wise guy but let me see if I can clue you in...

Tops..... Did you skip your medication again ???

WTF does any of your gibberish have to do with Kohler's warranty ???

If Kohler were to make any changes to their warranty, I'm POSITIVE they would notify ALL dealers before any consumers.

Let me tell ya bubba....YOU may have been left behind, BUT in my business one MUST stay on top of EVERYTHING and attend yearly seminars for every brand equipment sold in order to maintain dealership/warranty status....

Where have I been ?

Certainly not kicked back on my PC racking up my post count with gibberish.

Oh..... Not to be a wise guy.....

Geeez
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:42 PM
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Glad you got it fixed
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:44 AM
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Tops..... Did you skip your medication again ???

WTF does any of your gibberish have to do with Kohler's warranty ???

If Kohler were to make any changes to their warranty, I'm POSITIVE they would notify ALL dealers before any consumers.

Let me tell ya bubba....YOU may have been left behind, BUT in my business one MUST stay on top of EVERYTHING and attend yearly seminars for every brand equipment sold in order to maintain dealership/warranty status....

Where have I been ?

Certainly not kicked back on my PC racking up my post count with gibberish.

Oh..... Not to be a wise guy.....

Geeez
Thanx Rob...You made my day....

Topsites..I'm sure there are alot of forums on this site in which opinions can be constructive....The people who post in the mechanics and repair forum are looking for good advice that wont waste their money or get them hurt. When giving advice, just ask yourself....
Would you take your own advice ?

This is one of the best lawn repair forums on the web...Lets keep it that way.

JUST MY OPINION

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:15 PM
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Equip is a 2000 Lazer Z HP. Kohler command 20. Between 750 and 800 hours total on it.

A few weeks ago I was mowing my yard in a heavy mist. Soon it turned into a total downpour so I head into the garage. Later when its stopped I went out to start mowing again. Only it wont start. It will only click. Crap I say loudly. Put the battery tender on it. It gives a green light in no time. Hmmm. Turn the key and only get a click again. So I think I must have shorted out the starter selenoid. I go buy one. I have the shop test the battery in case. Battery is good (I hope so since it is less than a year old) get home put on the new selenoid thinking I am about to go mow - click. Shoot I say with some heart felt emotion.

Ahhh, PTO switch. Of course! Buy one. Home. Install. Gonna mow now! Click. Dag nabbit is came out of my mouth.

Today I called in to work so I could call the Exmark Help line. Spoke to 2 people there who were very nice and helpful. At least helpful enough to surmise that the problem was with the engine - not anything on the Exmark side.

I am given a Kohler 800-544-2444 number. So I call them expecting to he helped. HA! I say. (Lots of emphasis on the HA part.)

The guy tells me that he can help me find a service dealer to fix it for me. That he is not there to help me troubleshoot. I ask if he might have any idea what it might be. He says blown engine.

I say it is a rebuilt engine. The original engine blew with 350 to 400 hours (5 years in people time) and that Kohler paid for a new short block and I paid the labor. After all if I was a real commercial kind of guy I would have that kind of hours on it in a few months. Since I am a 4 acre homeowner it took a lot longer.

He said if I am mowing 4 acres with that engine I am ABUSING it! That their engines are not meant to mow more then 1 acre a week!!!! WHAT!!! 1 acre a week???????? I am trying to be nice still. However I could not help but to blurt out "What about the commercial guys who mow for 8 or 10 hours a day???? They are mowing WAY more then an acer a week, or an acre a day, or an acre an hour! My mower is rated at about 3 acres an hour by Exmark. So am I supposed to mow for 20 minutes then stop for 7 days????? Should I get on a 2nd mower, mow for 20 minutes, get on a third mower and so on??

They reply I got was that once I mowed 1 acre I had pushed the engine to its limit and that after that I was only abusing it so of course it would blow. And as far as the commercial guys go that is why KOHLER does not do warranty work for them after 30 days. They have used up the amount of acreage/hourage by then.

That is when he heard the CLICK of me hanging up.

1) I really think it might be the PTO clutch is shorted out.
2) I think I would have noticed that the engine was not running right when I pulled it into the garage if it was a blown engine.
3) If it is a blown engine I will NEVER EVER EVER have another Kohler engine again!
4) My 20+ year old 48" Lesco walk behind with a 14 horse pull start Kaw has WAY MORE hours then my Exmark. That Kaw has never had 1 problem with it. Starts on first or second pull. Even after sitting for a winter.
5) ONE ACRE A WEEK!!!! WHO WAS THE IDIOT THAT HIRED THAT IDIOT!!!
6) Kohler real warranty is by hour/time spent putting the hours on?????
7 Kohler does not do warranty work for commercial guys after 30 days???? Then why are people still buying Kolhers??????????

Cmon Kohler. Say it ain't so Joe!

I am about ready to sell this Exmark just to get rid of the Kohler Idiot on the phone today.

If you are looking for a low hour, garage kept, all maintenance done when/before it should be, extra sets of blades, Exmark let me know. Only problem is you get a Kohler engine in the deal.

I wish I knew who you talked to.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:20 PM
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kohler and exmark consumer (not a dealer) tech lines are a joke. bet you have a bad mercury switch on your exmark (real prone to going bad due to moisture). as far as the life of the engine kohlers got some issue going on with their bore material , havent gotten a good answer from anybodu though but if its legit manufacturing defect kohler will stand behind it even with more hours than it should have an acre a week is just some college grad that wasted a ton of money on a worthless education and took the first job that would hire him
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