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View Poll Results: Which engine would you rather have on a 52 inch ZTR?
27 hp Kohler Command V-Twin 52 40.63%
24 hp Kawasaki FX V-Twin 76 59.38%
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:20 PM
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:42 AM
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newer kohlers are are not good anymore and no support or help if their motors go bad, cannot justify buying anymore kohlers!
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:17 AM
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Let me hear from some more people. I need good power for the mower, and one that will last a long time with no problems. Please vote... I am going for the kaw so far.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:33 PM
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Kawasaki

I have a Kawasaki and I haven't had any problems yet. Its a beast.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:06 PM
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kawasaki burn more gas than kohler
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:46 PM
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I haven't used Kohler products so I can't give an opinion on them. My stuff has Kawasaki and its great!
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:57 PM
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Bought my new mower with a kawi after my last mower lasted a long time with a kawi I can't he happier but never ran a kohler.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:02 PM
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I don't know very much about the new FX kawi engines but I liked their old engines. I have a 25 Kohler command on my Bobcat ZTR and it has some power but it has some quirks. One thing I dislike about the Kohler engines is the how the starter solenoid is built in to the starter motor. Cheap part to replace when its on the frame of the mower, but when it fails and its hooked to the starter, its a lot more of a pita. My Kohler 25hp is very good on fuel though..
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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I've got a 23 Kohler that is all but bullet proof.

Quite frankly I think that you're using too much muscle on your 52".

My Ferris Z has the CH23 and I couldn't be happier.

I've had it cut material much greater than even I expected it could do efficiently. It just grunted and kept on cutting.

Great engine.....now if I could just get those Ferris engineers to begin putting their zerk fittings in an easier position to fill joints. Grrrrrrrr
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:25 AM
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I've got a 23 Kohler that is all but bullet proof.

Quite frankly I think that you're using too much muscle on your 52".

My Ferris Z has the CH23 and I couldn't be happier.

I've had it cut material much greater than even I expected it could do efficiently. It just grunted and kept on cutting.

Great engine.....now if I could just get those Ferris engineers to begin putting their zerk fittings in an easier position to fill joints. Grrrrrrrr


I have a snapper pro and I feel the same way about the damn zerks!!
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