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Old 06-23-2003, 01:22 AM
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Kohler or Kawasaki?

Is there a noticeable difference between the two or does it really matter which one to get?
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:27 AM
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The kawi motors make more torque. More torque in thick grass or using mulch kits is a huge advantage.
For example, I have a 23 kawi on my lazer. You need a 27 kohler to get more torque.
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:37 AM
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Kohler, you can get many more hours on it than a Kawi.
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Old 06-23-2003, 03:47 AM
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I had a Kohler 13 h.p., and a Kawasaki 15 h.p. now, hands down with the Kawasaki for torque.. Now the longevity is a question?? Time will tell.... Hope this helps..


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Old 06-23-2003, 07:12 AM
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Kohler
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Old 06-23-2003, 08:32 AM
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Kawasaki Liquid Cooled all the way!!!
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:42 PM
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thanx

thanx guys, that helps a lot!
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:02 PM
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this is kinda like ford and Chevy. pick which one you like the best because they both perform well
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:38 PM
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I have had great success with the Kohler motors. I have one that is still in use from 1973.



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Old 06-23-2003, 06:38 PM
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I've owned 8 mowers, and all but the latest, a Lazer Z hp, had Kohlers. Very few problems with them over the years. The kawi is in the shop at 88 hours due to losing power and dying. I'll know the diagnosis soon.

I think they're pretty even. I can't imagine one lasting in the marketplace if it were markedly inferior to the other.
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