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SSSSHHH Its a secret!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AllSeasonsAllReasons, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Well i just heard from a very good source that Toro is going to drop the kohler and go with the kawasaki motors!! I really don't know if its that big of a secret but he did say that they are going to for sure!!! Ps The sources son is a engineer for toro!!!!
  2. SMB

    SMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    Drop Kohler? That'd be like Eric getting a Lazer!
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I'm glad that you didn't keep that a secret. Sounds like a good move on Toro's part.
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Thanks for the inside scoop ASAR :)
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    still doesn't matter i wouldn't buy a toro, jusr because they have a better engine doesn't mean the cut will be better, or stuff like that. correct me if i'm wrong
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    i could think of a few other things to change. I didn't think they had an engine problem.
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    Bout time! Ever other mower manufactures has difrent brands of engines available! Toro only uses kohlor! after all the problems with the kohlor 25's i dont think to highly of kohlor! I happen to buy a toro z master with a kohlor 25 2 weeks before I found lawnsite unfortunatly. Lawnsite has educated me not to buy kohlor! I know my next mower will not be another toro unless they offer kawasaki!
  8. Freetime

    Freetime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    Heard for my local dealer on this.
    Kohler can not get rid of the tic in the engines. We run 2 z-master 44" one has kohler 20 command (1999) and new(2000) has 17 kawi.
    By advise from my dealer we were told that kohler could not get the problem stright and to buy the kawi and it has been a good choice.

    Our kohler still runs fine however, until all the bugs get worked out I would buy kawi for a Zero or larger mower.

  9. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    I have quite a few Kohlers on WB's and ZTR's and I have only had one problem with any of them. It was the head gasket issue. I like them and don't see everyones problem I guess.
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    All the toro Z's around here have kawis on them. I've never seen a toro z with a kohler.

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