Kawasaki Vs. Kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Youngster, Jul 14, 2000.

  1. Youngster

    Youngster LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 46

    i'm looking at a new Exmark Metro 48&quot; WB. Would you suggest getting a Kawasaki engine or a Kohler? I can either get the new 15hp kaw or the 15 hp kohler. Is one better than the other? Thanks<p>----------<br>Cashin' in on Others Laziness!!!!<br>
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    I am not sure,but if the 15hp kohler is a single cylinder,Id defietely go with the Kawi Vtwin 15hp.The twin cyl will have much less vibration and be alot smoother.you cant go wrong with Kawi motors,now I wish I could say the same for my Kohler...<p>----------<br>John D<br>
     
  3. Dale

    Dale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Go with the Kawasaki. We have had three Kohler failures, 14 hp, 16hp, and 20 hp in the last month. All were low time motors. Kohler tried to dodge the warranty, but I went to the factory. We are going to all Kawasakis.
     
  4. lawnnut

    lawnnut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Our 15 hp Kohler is a great engine and is very fuel efficient.
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Kohler is a single cylinder,definetly get kawi.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
     
  6. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    I have the Kawi 15 on my 36&quot; Exmark and I love it. I haven't owned a Kohler engine, but the horror stories that keep popping up on these Boards about their inefficiency would lead me to think the Kawi is the safer bet, my friend...<p>-TGC
     
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    alot of people on here talk bad about kohlors... ive been running them for years with never one problem. My gravely rider i just sold had a kohlor and had almost 3000 hours on it and still ran great and never needed on engine related repair. I now have a 25 kohlor on my toro z master and have had great luck with it so far!
     
  8. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    No doubt about it. Kawasaki. <p>----------<br>Yesteryear L/S<br>Hollywood Fla
     
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Get the Kawasaki!
     
  10. Parrot

    Parrot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    kawi...definitely. my dealer said kohler keeps the service dept behind schedule
     

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