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Old 11-14-2013, 08:15 PM
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Kohler or Kawasaki

I am considering a Bobcat fast track pro 52" Main reason for Bobcat is I can get a decent trade for my Ex mark. My question is, Kohler with EFI or Kawasaki without EFI for less money. I lean towards Kawasaki, but really do not have a reason for that, just a feeling. Input? Are there better mowers for the same money. New to the game and looking for help.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:27 PM
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I would go kawi, I don't know anyone around here with anything nice to say about Kholer.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I just like Kawasaki. Gut feeling.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:04 PM
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Kohler definitely with efi way smoother and better fuel economy if they both had carbs. I would choose the kawi
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:09 AM
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I have ran kawasaki for years, I am considering kohler with efi next. I just bought a giant vac with a vanguard and I really like the motor. So now i am not sure either.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:13 AM
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Kawi hands down
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:08 AM
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Own both and like each of them. The math seems to favor the kohler after a period of time. Otherwise, it is a matter of personal preference.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:03 AM
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I bought a new Turf Tracer this year with the efi Kohler. It had to go to the shop for a couple weeks and they loaned me a unit. It was exact same mower, with 15 hours on it, but with a kaw. Gas usage went like this......Kohler 6 hours on a tank.....Kaw 4, yes 4 hours. No way would I ever put up with that. Also the Kaw really didn't have a muffler shield of any size. I was worried about starting a fire when I would mow under pine trees, etc. If the wind was blowing just right you could hear the grass sizzle when it landed on the muffler. No thanks.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:35 AM
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I bought a new Turf Tracer this year with the efi Kohler. It had to go to the shop for a couple weeks and they loaned me a unit. It was exact same mower, with 15 hours on it, but with a kaw. Gas usage went like this......Kohler 6 hours on a tank.....Kaw 4, yes 4 hours. No way would I ever put up with that. Also the Kaw really didn't have a muffler shield of any size. I was worried about starting a fire when I would mow under pine trees, etc. If the wind was blowing just right you could hear the grass sizzle when it landed on the muffler. No thanks.
Ya I noticed that.....what's up with no muff shield on the new TT's?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:49 AM
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kawasaki has more maintenance with the valves, also non efi will use much more fuel. They both have a solid warranty. I have chosen Kohler due to the past issues with kawasakis big blocks.
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