Kawasaki vs Kholer

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mowerdude777, Nov 25, 2009.


Which engine

  1. Kawasaki

    64 vote(s)
  2. Kholer

    18 vote(s)
  3. Other

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    They are all good engines!! The only reason most manufacturers use kawi's on wb's is because kawi gives them a better deal for buying a huge amount than kohler does. It's all about making profit and kawasaki helps the manufacturer make more profit. I have both and they are both good engines.
  2. Thunderhead

    Thunderhead LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    They are both good engines. But for lawn mower gasoline engines, my vote goes to Kawasaki. No doubt though- Kohler would be my second choice. I never have and never will buy any product from any manufacturer that has a Tecumseh engine on it.

  3. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    kawasaki or kohler is good although above 19 hp i think the kohlers have more torque and fewer probls... i am trying the robin subaru engine now on my blower as a honda alternative.. the 'robin' brand has been around a while, was previously called 'wisconsin-robin' previous exp with the robins excellent..
  4. meyere60

    meyere60 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    ive used kawasakis, tecumseh, briggs and kohlers. you may think im stpid, but my tecunseh enduro14 never bogged down in tall grass like my kohler15, or kawaski 15. it was just s torque monster, but a bitc? to pull over and start. over all i would probly go with the kohler though. im am using a kohler pro command 15hp now as a replacment on my scag 36 inch walk behind, its the 5 year and runs like new even though its stored on open trailer outside. the kawis are 2 piston, the kholer are 1 piston. i like the 1 piston i carburetor setup on the kholer less probs to go wrong. just my to sense
  5. SOSman

    SOSman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I run Kawasaki. I have a friend that swears by Kohler, but with my experiences, Kawasaki is the best choice out there. No disrespect to Kohler at all.
  6. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,238

    I too am buy an mower soon, and searched and saw the over thread about this, it seems like all I heard was Kawasaki having oil problems or something like and you had to replace the whole engine. But anyways more suggestions please
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  7. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I like both, but because all of our equipment is kawasaki. I try to stick with them because of maintenence. All the same filters and items as such.
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,063

    Kawi fan here!

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