20 Kohler or 19 Kaw on Tiger Cub?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ahlab, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 18

    I had my mind set on a 19 Kaw Tiger Cub but I have found a much better deal on a 20hp Kohler Cub (both have 48 inch decks). How are the Kohlers compared to the Kaws? Good, bad, indifferent?
  2. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I have a 15 hp kohler on my toro 36 wb. I have a 19hp kawasaki on my toro 52. Although the kohler has performed well, I am already starting to use quite a bit of oil. I have heard the kohlers are prone to certain problems such as head gasket probs and carb probs....my opinion, go with the kawasaki
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have two Tiger Cubs, both have 19 Kawasaki's. I would get the kawasaki because from my experience in thick grass the Kawasaki has more torque.

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