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Old 09-14-2011, 06:18 PM
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Single cylinder vs V-Twin

If you had to choose between a 20hp single cylider engine or a 20hp V-twin for a lawn mower which would you choose? Is there any advantage to owning one or the other?
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:33 PM
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Twin Cylinder.

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Old 09-14-2011, 06:50 PM
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It seems like the twins use a bit more gas than the one-lung, but I'm sure that varies by machine. I just know that our 19HP Kawi twin uses almost TWICE as much fuel as our 15HP Kohler ( Yes, iI know there is a size/Hp difference, but TWICE the consumption?). Come to think of it, the 19 Kawi uses about the same as our 27 Kawi twin ZTR (if not a lil' more). That being said, mechanically, the single cylinders obviously have a few less moving parts if you're worried about breakdowns/repair. However the twins usually seem to run much smoother, as far as operator experience (vibration/whatnot), and they seem to, at least with our machines, start easier. I would guess it depends on user preference and what your wallet is telling you. All of my comments aside, personally, I'd still go with the twin.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the info!
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