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Cub Tank 31/60

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mag360, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dealer has one in stock already---looks great with the new seat and deck.
    31 kawi 60inch deck with a price tag for $8499. 37 kawi 72inch deck for $1000 more. These things are looking pretty solid. (had a pic---can't find it)
  2. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    if u find the pic post it. But my ques is, are kawis good engines? My exmark dealer told me u had to adjust the valves every 300-400 hours. Is that true?
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    You are supposed to every 300...does anyone actually do it? Probably a very small percentage.
  4. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why do u have to do them on kawis only and not kohler and briggs?
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have 900 some odd hours on a 25hp kawi without adjusting the valves and it is the nicest running motor in the fleet.
  6. Dynamic

    Dynamic LawnSite Member
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    Thats because the briggs and the Kohlers are dead by then!!!LOL
    We have 840 on our Kawi and no problems at all.
  7. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    The Kohlers have hydralic (sp?) lifters.
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are lots of Kohlers out there with 2,500 plus hours. I've probably seen more post with high hour Kohlers than any other brand over the years (except diesels of course). No doubt Kawasaki makes a great engine. Lots of happy Briggs owners also, but there are several different lines of Briggs engines so I don't have a handle on which ones preform better. But they have a good track record over all. To be honest most major engine manufacturers are making pretty good engines these days. Kawasaki always seems to be top dog but the other engines are doing quite well also. My friend's 27 LC Kaw is smoking blue at 1000 hrs as we speak so you can get a lemon with any brand.
  9. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Agreed. One thing I've noticed is our kawi starts up and shuts down a lot nicer than any of our kohlers. Just choke it while starting then release the choke and away you go---no sputtering even when cold. I think Kohler has it for longevity in a gasser but I'm getting frustrated with their temperament. (efi excluded)
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Yes I would say the Kawasaki in a more finely designed machine. I hear several complaints of Kohlers that are hard to start and maybe backfiring when shut off. For some reason I've never had that problem. Given the choice I would probably choose Kawasaki over Kohler but Kohler gets a bad wrap sometimes. A simple engine but most usually dependable.

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