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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 03-07-2012, 06:45 AM
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cow for me!
with the price of gas going up you might be on to something.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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they are not cheeper in TN with a kohler every one i had blowed up
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:45 AM
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they are not cheeper in TN with a kohler every one i had blowed up
How many did you have and how many hours did they have before they blue?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 AM
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also how often did you change your oil and filters?
did you ever clean the cooling fins?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:01 PM
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i change my oil every 80 hrs clean filters and everything weekly they all three blew under 1000 hrs i have had no luck .if it could happen though it would happen to me you know any of those people yea thats the luck i have . i baby my mowers i trade every 1500 hrs to 2000 hrs for brand new ones
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:30 PM
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What hp and model were they?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:18 PM
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i also lost 2 ... 23 hp kohlers, both with the same problems and we use only kohler air/oil filters...4 inner and outers per yr oil at 50 hr. my complaint is with the kohler reps themselves they treat us like we dont even exist, even though the dealer says they tried everything and they know how we take care of our machines...frustrated. we now only buy kaw..so far so good
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:54 AM
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all my equipment has Kawasaki's on them. my only problem was at the beginning of last year. i bought a brand new ztr with a 37dfi engine on it and by 150hrs i went through 5 fuel pumps and the last straw was a coil went bad.
ferris and kawasaki switched the engine out for a 37 carberated and 400hrs later no problems.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:09 AM
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Just replaced a kawa on a scag this winter...started leaking oil and was told the parts and labor to fix it was gonna be 1600 bux...engine had 1200 hours and I was told I did good to get that...I was Like WTF...I have a kohler with 2000 on it and running strong....any way to replace the engine was 2000 bux only 400 more than parts...sorry no more kawa for me
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:47 PM
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Just pulled the trigger on a Lazer X series 52in with a 27 Kohler. Hope I made the right choice, but then again that was the only engine option that came with the 52in.
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Exmark Lazer ZX 29 hp Kaw 60in.
Exmark Turf Tracer HP 19hp Kaw 48in.
Honda HRX 217 21in.
Stihl FS90R Trimmer
Stihl FS94R Trimmer
Stihl FS250R Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Edger
Stihl BR600 BackPack Blower
Stihl MS261 Pro Chain Saw
Echo CS 310 Chain Saw
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Kawasaki KHT 600D Hedge Trimmer
Kawasaki KCL 525A Extended Reach Hedge Trimmer
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