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Old 09-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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Best Gas Engine

which is the best gasoline engine on a mower

~B&s Vanguard
~kohler
~Kawasaki
~Generac
~Kubota gas
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:13 AM
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I like the Kawi vertical shafts and Kohler horozontal shafts. My 14, 19, and 21 HP vert. Kawis and my 25 HP hor. Kohler have never let me down. My buddy has had nothing but issues out of his 27 HP vert. Kohler and nothing against Kawi verts just stuck with what works.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:07 PM
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look at the majority of mowers and ask yourself why is Kawi the engine that's more commonly used on commercial mowers?

Kawasakis have proven themselves they are very reliable and have never let me down.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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look at the majority of mowers and ask yourself why is Kawi the engine that's more commonly used on commercial mowers?

Kawasakis have proven themselves they are very reliable and have never let me down.
I dont agree that Kawi has the majority of the market. I think its about 50/50 with alittle B&S in there. Also to add my 25HP Kohler uses less fuel and my 19 and 21 HP Kawi.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:49 PM
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look at the majority of mowers and ask yourself why is Kawi the engine that's more commonly used on commercial mowers?

Kawasakis have proven themselves they are very reliable and have never let me down.
Thats true The reason they offer them on mowers cuz they are cheap motors
Companies offer Kaw and Kohler on there mowers Kaw is on the cheaper line Kohler be on high end line
Way it was with DC when they offer the Kaw on there mowers
Generac is good motor but
EFI Kohler is hard to beat
I had 1 B&S only lasted 500 hrs last one I ever owned
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:53 PM
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We like the vanguard. Also the kawi larger engines above 20hp.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:11 PM
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I have never had a vanguard. Just kind of scary that I'd look back and have the same brand of engine that's on my neighbors push mower. Not knocking them, since I've never had one, but just not been out long enough for me to put my living on. I do like both kawis and kohler and each one has its pros and cons. This is just a personal thing kindof like what brand truck you like.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:36 AM
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which is better to have....a efi or a carb motor?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:54 AM
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to be honest i didnt think B&S wasnt good until i used the big block vanguards motors. now those engines are extremely good and reliable
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:09 AM
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I prefer carb. Guess I'm just stuck in my ways and on something I know how to work on.
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