Engines

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Jun 10, 2004.

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Which engine is higher quality and more reliable?

  1. Kawasaki

    19 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. Kohler

    14 vote(s)
    42.4%
  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Which engine is the best qualaty and the most reliable?

    1. Kawasaki

    2. Kohler
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    i would think kawa because of their history with bikes and such. but i could be tottally wrong.
     
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    KUBOTA DIESEL............But if my only choice is Kohler or Kaw I would pick the Kohler. I have had 2 Kaws and both had the ignition coils go out after only 500 hours or less. The Kohler I have has over 1800 hours on the original coils.
     
  4. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    Only ever had Kohlers, all have been faultess, great engines!
    Currently have a 28hp EFI V Twin Kohler, only done 90 or so hours but has more power than a 60'' deck needs! Very torquey, very nice engine.
     
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I'd say Kawasaki. Kohler parts cost an arm and a leg. And according to the printed info I've seen the Kawi's have better torque numbers.
     
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Kawi. I have had very little trouble from mine. If It was 20 years ago I would say kohler. Half of my mowers are kohler powered the other half is Kawi. The kawi seem to sip fuel while kohlers gulp it.

    I am with specialtylc on kubota diesels. I haven't had a problem with diesel in my kubota tractor. Wish Wright would put one on a stander. I would buy the first 4 that came off the line.
     
  7. Tim Louis

    Tim Louis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I say Kawi. to those of you who say Kubota diseal, hope you have better luck than I, rebuilt entire engine, over 3 grand
     

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