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kohler or kaw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by keith@a1 lawn, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    Also, kohler makes some big generators. Kawasaki also does, but not the big ones like kohler.
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    Who cares what ELSE they make?
    I only care about what MY money goes to.

    i.e. GE makes the best Jet Engines, but their stereo equipment is sub par.

    Kawasaki makes some GREAT engines. Their 15 & 17hp V-shaft twins are fantastic. Their 22, 23 & 27hp LC are super.

    Their 19, 21 & 23hp V-shaft twins are problematic: They have carb problems, run rough, start hard, have valve failure problems and do NOT have the life expentency of the same model Kohler.
  3. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 315

    I have a 23 hp kawi vertical cooled 810 hours no problems''
  4. Eric ELM

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

    As I mentioned on another post, my oldest DC has a Kohler and I will be doing the 74th oil change on it Monday. It has 3700 hours on it now.

    I've replaced the intake manifold gasket and 2 coils. It still doen't need oil added between oil changes and still runs strong. It's the best gas mower engine I've ever owned. ;)
  5. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    If it was my money I would buy the kaw, but the kohler is alright so it is up to you

    I have 1345 hours on my 20 hp LC kaw on my deere and still goin strong[​IMG]

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