Kohler Announces New Products & Introduces New President

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  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    KOHLER INTRODUCES NEW COURAGE® PRO TWIN-CYLINDER MODELS
    TO SERVE LIGHT-COMMERCIAL MARKET



    KOHLER, Wis. – October, 2006 – In an attempt to offer an engine suited for the “equipment enthusiasts,” Kohler introduces a new line of small gasoline engines called Courage PRO. Four models in the vertical-shaft, twin-cylinder design will be available to serve the light-commercial market beginning in 2007.
    Available in four models (20, 23, 25 and 27 HP), the vertical-shaft, twin-cylinder KOHLER Courage PRO provides both consumer turf OEMs and light commercial manufacturers, an efficient premium engine with unique, marketable technologies at high horsepower.
    The Courage PRO twin-cylinder models meet or exceed SAE J1940 horsepower requirements. The new twin cylinder models will feature a 725-cc displacement crankcase (the largest displacement twin cylinder engines available), which contributes to stronger engine performance and long-life operation.
    Compared to its consumer line of Courage twin-cylinder engines, the new KOHLER Courage PRO models will feature a 60 percent larger air filter to handle the dirtiest conditions, and a 60 percent larger oil filter to ensure consistent, clean oil. The design does not require any tools or knobs in order to view or remove the air filter. The engine’s major external components, including the air filter, oil filter and dipstick, are all located in easily accessible positions.

    KOHLER Courage PRO Twin-Cylinder Engines

    More reliable starting and lower vibration have also been accomplished, marking another distinct advantage over other engines used in light-commercial applications.
    Key applications for the new twin-cylinder Courage PRO engine include: heavy-duty lawn tractors and zero-turn radius equipment.
    The entire Courage line exceeds current EPA and CARB emission standards and feature a one-year commercial warranty for owner assurance.

    KOHLER Courage PRO 20-23-25-27 HP twin-cylinder, vertical-shaft engine specifications
    · KOHLER Courage PRO 20 (SV810) – The 725cc engine has an 83 mm bore, 67 mm stroke, and 1805”/471 mm (L), 17.8”/451 mm (W), 13.4”/340 mm (H). With a 9:1 compression ratio, it produces 40.9 lbs. ft (54.2 Nm) of peak torque at 2000 rpm.

    · KOHLER Courage PRO 23 (SV820) – The 725cc engine has an 83 mm bore, 67 mm stroke, and 19.4”/493 mm (L), 16.4”/417 mm (W), 12.9”/328 mm (H). With a 9:1 compression ratio, it produces 44.9 lbs. ft. (60.9 Nm) of peak torque at 2000 rpm.

    · KOHLER Courage PRO 25 (SV830) – The 725cc engine has an 83 mm bore, 67 mm stroke, and 19.4”/493 mm (L), 16.4”/417 mm (W), 12.9”/328 mm (H). With a 9:1 compression ratio, it produces 46.6 lbs. ft. (63.2 Nm) of peak torque at 2000 rpm.

    · KOHLER Courage PRO27 (SV840) – The 725cc engine has an 83 mm bore, 67 mm stroke, and 19.4”/493 mm (L), 16.4”/417 mm (W), 12.9”/328 mm (H). With a 9:1 compression ratio, it produces 45.2 (62.3 Nm) of peak torque at 2400 rpm.


    A leading manufacturer of utility engines, Kohler Engines is part of the Kohler Global Power Group. The business produces four-cycle engines -- ranging from 4 to 31 horsepower -- under the brand names KOHLER Aegis®, Command PRO®, Command®, and Courage®. All KOHLER engines are backed by a dealer/distributor network that is about 10,000 strong worldwide. To obtain literature, sales and service information, or the names of Kohler distributors and dealers, call 1-800-544-2444, or visit the Kohler Engines web site at KohlerEngines.com.
    Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

    Kohler Takes Lead in Higher Horsepower Offerings
    New 34, 36 and 38 HP Command PRO® engines also feature
    innovative serviceability

    KOHLER, Wis. – October, 2006 – Commercial turf and construction equipment users looking for more power need only look to Kohler, who will add six new models to its Command PRO line in January 2007.

    For the commercial turf market, the new 34-, 36- and 38-horsepower gasoline engines will not only provide more power to accommodate today’s larger and more sophisticated riding equipment, but will offer a new design that provides unmatched serviceability and extends maintenance intervals. These new air-cooled, V-twin KOHLER Command PRO models at 999 cc are available in both horizontal- and vertical-shaft configurations and meet the new EPA Tier 3 and CARB emissions requirements.

    “Kohler has been innovative with its products to offer our customers an alternate to diesel engines. The Kohler engineering and design team started from a clean sheet in designing these new higher horsepower engines,” said Cam Litt, senior product manager for Kohler. “This extended Command PRO line targeted a true, higher horsepower rating, but we also had the service aspect in mind and designed these new engines to be more user friendly.”


    KOHLER Higher Horsepower Engines

    The new engines target a range of commercial and industrial applications, including turf mowers, generators and pumps. The basic configuration of the engine is the tried-and-true 90º twin-cylinder, overhead valve design with an electronic ignition system, two-barrel carburetor and mechanical governor. The engine uses an aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners, a common feature on such engines intended to promote longer service life and durability. This new gasoline engine really shines with its healthy displacement, 999 cc on a bore and stroke of 83 mm x 69 mm and a dry weight of 130 lbs.
    Building upon its reputation for durable, reliable engines, Kohler introduces several unique and patented features that aim to enhance and extend the engine’s performance.

    - Full power capable off both the flywheel and PTO side of the engine

    - Top-mounted oil filter features a no-drip oil system, which now only requires changing after 150 hours

    - Top-mounted, heavy-duty air filter, with an integrated rain cap

    - Front-mounted choke and throttle controls

    - Removable, 2-piece cylinder access covers

    - Hydraulic valve lifters, to ensure consistent horsepower throughout the full engine life and eliminates the need for valve adjustments

    - Unique nylon cam gear design achieves lower sound and vibration levels

    - Aluminized muffler to lengthen muffler life and protect against corrosion

    - Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) compliant

    A leading manufacturer of utility engines, Kohler Engines is part of the Kohler Global Power Group. The business produces four-cycle engines -- ranging from 4 to 38 horsepower -- under the brand names KOHLER Courage®, Aegis®, Command PRO®, and Command®. All KOHLER engines are backed by a dealer/distributor network that is 10,000 strong worldwide. To obtain literature, sales and service information, or the names of Kohler distributors and dealers, call 1-800-544-2444, or visit the Kohler Engines web site at KohlerEngines.com.

    Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

    Kohler Engines Names Paul Bartelt President

    KOHLER, Wis. – October, 2006 – Paul Bartelt has been appointed President-Engine Business, Kohler Co. Bartelt will lead and manage Kohler Engines worldwide, and drive the organization to achieve its growth objectives. Specifically, Bartelt is responsible for overall performance, and will develop and implement strategies to drive growth in sales, profits, market share and return on capital investments. Bartelt reports to Dick Fotsch, President-Kohler Global Power Group.
    In naming Bartelt, Fotsch said, “Paul brings solid Kohler management experience, a strong track record of driving improvement, and a progressive management style to the Kohler Engine organization.”
    Bartelt joined Kohler Co. in 1999, and has held several leadership positions within the company’s Kitchen and Bath Group. Previously he held operations, quality, engineering and manufacturing engineering positions with John Deere Co., and was an engineering researcher for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Bartelt earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MBA from the University of Iowa.

    Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; 4-cycle engines up to 38 HP; power generator systems up to 2,800 kW; cabinetry, tile and home interiors; and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
     
  2. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know about the courage pro. Does it get a heavy duty filter? The courages are all originally yamaha's i believe, just like the command cs series. Plus you forgot that kohler bought lombardeni(sp). now they get a diesel, yay!!!
     
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    A lombardeni V-twin Diesel that will fit in the Walker MT . I would purchase it a truly lightweight diesel in a compact package. Is that going to happen
     

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