Kawi Or Kohler

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawncare3, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was wondering what kind of engines for those of you that have used both kohler or kawasaki?:blob3:
  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Both engines are good. I am kinda partial to kohler. Depends a on the availability of parts in your area.
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. danzig

    danzig LawnSite Member
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    The kawi seems to run more hours than the kohler. I see more 12.5 and 14 horse kawi's still in service that are 10 or more years old.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Kawi's make more torque. So I guess depending on what your cutting it could make a difference. I have been buying kawis now and like them. I had a few parts avaliability problems early on, but that doesn't seem to be a huge problem anymore. With proper maintenance either motor should go lots of hours.

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