Originally Posted by djagusch
Can you tell the speed difference between the briggs and kohler units?
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I can definitely tell a huge power difference. I wouldn't have figured it but even when you're sitting still, deck up, and you engage the blades... there is a noticeable difference in the Briggs. It sounds and feels like a much higher velocity.
As for ground speed, there is no speed difference between them - they both run at 12mph. I don't know if that's something they changed for the 2013 models or not. The Scag website shows the 29 Kohler as 10.5mph but at the dealership they have brochures / literature advertising the Kohler 29hp at 12mph. I clocked both the 35 and the 29 with gps and they both run between 11.5 and 12.
Honestly, Scag needs to keep their website more current. I mean, there are engine options listed there that are no longer even available. Plus, there are several other inconsistency's.