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kawi or kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnboyoung, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    which one should i buy
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    for what?? what hp? what application.... I perfer Kawi engines...
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    And I prefer Kohler. Your going to get a million different responses. I have yet to ever have a good kawasaki and I have owned alot of them. On the other hand I have yet to own a Kohler that gave us any problems.
  4. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    It depends. If horsepower and cost are (close to) equal, I'd pick the Kaw. However, if it was going to be a somewhat low hour application (back up machine, machine that only gets used on one property) I wouldn't be scared of the Kohler at all, especially if I could save some money on it.
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Both have good reputation and like ProStreetCamaro said you will never get anyone on this site to agree hardly. I've had a dozen or so Kohlers and never had a repair if that makes you feel better. I don't like the old 26 efi Kohlers or the newer 30 hp Kohlers but other than that I think they are fine.
  6. casey humphrey

    casey humphrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    kawe!! i had Kohler i installed 2 sets of head gaskets in 2 summers

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