Kohler 40 hp veritcal engine ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just saw this add in a magazine. I didn't even know Kohler was working on a 40 hp engine. I'm not sure if it is for ZTR applications or not. Anyone know anything about this engine? I've been hearing about the big 38 hp Kohler and some big Kawasaki's coming out but the top brands seem to be sticking with big Briggs for now. I just wonder if Exmark, Scag, Toro, etc will start using some of these larger engines? If this 40 is a vertical engine which it seems to be it would just what Hustler needs for those big pumps and wheel motors.

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  2. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
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    Just another way to increase gas comsumption. I really think that would be over kill on a Z, unless its a 80 plus inch mower with a passenger seat...
     
  3. mr.bill

    mr.bill LawnSite Member
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    i'd sure luv to have a Kaw that size on my 72" superZ
     
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    kaw has a 38hp, but i think that to is overkill
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    Wow I would not know what to do with all that power. I got a 19hp Kawi and thats all the power i need. It rarely bogs and I mulch. Even wet yards this engine chugs along fine, sipping gas and saving me money.
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    40hp 72" Turf tracer:cool2:
     
  7. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What about a Toyota 22R 4 cylinder on a ZTR? Great engine!
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Turbo:cool2:
     
  9. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can just see it now, ZTR night down at the local dragstrip.
     
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put a weed wacker & blower rack on it. No need for a trailer or truck.
     

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