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Old 03-01-2014, 02:39 PM
04cubcadet3235 04cubcadet3235 is offline
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New kohler 7000 series!?

I was just searching kohlers site and there is a new v twin called a "7000 series". Does anyone have any experience or know anything about them yet? Also, anyone know the reason kohler changed their hp rating system? It seems most engines on that site are about 2-3 hp less of what they used to be.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:58 PM
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They have a bunch of new stuff. The 7000 leans more toward homeowner. There is one called Confidant which is more toward commercial use.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:51 PM
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In the past the standard permits the advertised rated value (the label on the engine) to be 85% of the test values.” For example, on an engine labeled 19 hp, the actual horsepower of the engine could be anywhere from 16 to 19 hp. Under the new revision to SAE J1940 the actual horsepower listed on the motor will be at least 95% of the actual, tested horsepower. In other words, an engine labeled as 19 hp will actually produce 18-19 hp at a certain rpm.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:04 PM
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This reminds of the horsepower games the auto makers used to play. Too bad it now seems to be a way to cheat the consumer out of the power they think they are paying for.
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