Consumer Turf Enthusiasts Gain Professional-Grade Performance With New Kohler® Courage® PRO Engines Taking its reputation for commercial-duty, high performance power, Kohler launches a new line of engine models designed for consumers with high-end riders and zero-turn radius equipment. Available in four models (20, 23, 25 and 27 hp), the vertical-shaft, twin-cylinder KOHLER Courage PRO models provide consumer turf enthusiasts with an efficient, premium engine with unique, marketable technologies at high horsepower. The new Courage PRO engines will be available on 2008 turf models. The Courage PRO twin-cylinder models meet or exceed SAE J1940 horsepower requirements and feature a 725-cc displacement crankcase (the largest displacement twin-cylinder engines available in consumer-turf), which contributes to stronger engine performance and long-life operation. Also contributing to longer engine life and enhanced performance, especially under tough conditions, are larger air, oil and fuel filters that a professional would expect. At the heart of the engine are crankshaft bearings that provide for extra protection under high-load, heavy-debris mowing conditions. And an internally vented carburetor provides added protection in the dirtiest of mowing conditions. Kohler engineered this newest Courage PRO engine line with user-friendly maintenance features. The design does not require any tools or knobs in order to view or remove the air filter. The engines major external components, including the air filter, oil filter and dipstick, are all located in easily accessible positions. The new Courage PRO twin-cylinder engines have also been designed so that only annual maintenance is required. But when its time for maintenance, the oil fill and dipstick are designed with an extra wide opening for fast, no-mess, oil changes. This new gasoline engine really shines with its potent displacement, 725 cc on a bore and stroke of 83 mm x 67 mm and a dry weight of 91 lbs. With the new Courage PRO twin-cylinder engines, we can now offer a premium engine specifically dedicated to consumer-turf applications, yet provide several of the features youd expect in a commercial-grade engine, said Dan Luhman, product manager for Kohler Co. Consumers benefit from quieter operation, lower vibration levels, quicker load pick-up, reliable and quick starting, and an overall long-lasting engine. Key applications for the new twin-cylinder Courage engine include: lawn tractors, yard tractors, garden tractors, and zero-turn radius mowers. The entire Courage line exceeds current EPA and CARB emission standards. Kohler Engines (www.KohlerEngines.com) is a global manufacturer of small gasoline, diesel and petrol engines, serving the lawn & garden, industrial, transportation, agriculture, and light construction markets with the Kohler and Lombardini brands. The companys engine products include gasoline engines from 4 to 40 horsepower, and diesel engines from 3 to 70 horsepower. All KOHLER engines are backed by a dealer/distributor network that is 13,000 strong worldwide. To obtain literature, sales and service information, or the names of Kohler distributors and dealers, call 1-800-544-2444. Kohler Engines is a division of Kohler Co. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of Americas 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.