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Best Gas Engine

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by IXINRGIXI, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. nparish

    nparish LawnSite Member
    from KCMO
    Posts: 53

    Kaw for me.
  2. CandyAces

    CandyAces LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Kawasaki or Briggs Vangaurd
  3. thecuttingedgelawn

    thecuttingedgelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    I've always been a Kohler fan. I also have a Kaw. I've never had any problems with my Kohler on my Ferris but my 19hp Kaw on my Exmark, I did have to do a minor fix on the carb. Other than that they are both good engines. Kohler parts are easier to find and cheaper than Kaw I know for a fact. Briggs Vanguard has come quite a ways the last 2-3 years or so though. Have heard good things about Kubota gas engines too, but if your going to go Kubota and can afford it, go diesel.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    All Kawi here with a 3cyl Kubota diesel thrown in the mix.
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  5. JustRidinAlong

    JustRidinAlong LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Kawasaki is great

    The Kohler EFI has been awesome over the last year. I've noticed a difference in the fuel savings
  6. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    The old FC Kawasaki motors were good. I am NEVER buying anything else with a Kawasaki motor on it. It is Kohler Command or I am not buying it from here on out. Kaw are way cheaper built than they used to be. I expect to get at least 3k out of my engines. Kohler will give me 5k. Kaw will give me about 1400 maybe.
  7. oznort

    oznort LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I have zero complaints about the Kawasaki on my Exmark. I don't have enough experience with other manufactures to make a statement about them though.
  8. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    I was a die hard Kawi guy until I purchased a Vanguard.....very impressive.
  9. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Kohler, Kawi, or Vanguard, you really cannot go wrong with a commercial engine if you keep up the maintenance. All in the HP, TQ, and $$$
  10. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    Now THATS the truth.

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