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Kohler Advise

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scott H, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. Scott H

    Scott H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I was wondering if anyone has ever had equipment with a 16HP Kohler Magnum V-Twin engine. I am thinking about buying a used walk-behind with one, but I am not familar with kohlers at all.

    If anyone has had one of these, I would appreciate it if you would let me know your feelings about it. Is it reliable and powerful.

  2. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    there is no such thing. the kohler magnum was an opposed twin, the kohler command is a v-twin. according to your other post the six year old machine most likely has the magnum.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I know the bigger Commands came out on Choppers in 1994, the 1993 and older Choppers had Magnums. I'm not sure on the smaller Kohlers when it changed nor do I know about what Toro put on back then.
  4. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    just checked, it could be the command. be aware, most people will tell you it is six years old when it might be 8-9
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    I have a 14,and a 16 HP magnum kohler,they are both single cylinders.The oppossed is 17 hp I'm pretty sure,and the command V-twin is 17hp also.Kohler makes a Command 16-but it is a single.The magnum 16's run hot,due to being a flathead,but mine is strong,burns no oil,and is stone reliable,It has 3860+ hrs on it,it has had a new rod,piston and rings put in it,and its knocking again,so this time I think Ill short block it,or retrofit it to a briggs Vanguard V twin.

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