When did they stop painting KOHLER engines red?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thefed, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    Truth be told, I dont know much about Kohler.

    But I just made a deal on a bobcat WB belt driven... 12.5 hp kohler, and the motor is fire engine red...so are the hubs of the wheels. Says it has 400 hrs of residential use...he mowed 1.5 acres with it...and now got a 48 which he showed me

    What year did bobcat stop doing this (red motor,wheels)? Old guy claims its 7 yrs old

    Ive never seen a red kohler engine, but then again i dont pay attention....

    Now that I am thinking about it...the belts seemed really skinny...does that mean its a bobcat classic...ie homeowner edition? If so...how do they hold up? Im looking at using it about 10 hrs/week
     
  2. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think they stopped the red thing more than seven years ago...I'd be careful, I smell snake oil on that seven year old thing.:gunsfirin ;)
     
  3. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    thats what i was thinking...

    anyone else?
     
  4. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no hard feelings about the gravely. but what transmission does the machine have? if it has a red kohler and one thin belt im willing to bet thats one old machine. anyways good luck
     
  5. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    thanks man...

    i just hated to drive all that way...

    but if this thing turns out to be much more than the 7 yrs old he claims,i might be callin ya!

    gotta call the dealer tomorrow
     
  6. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is it a 5 speed trans or variable speed?
     
  7. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    also what kind of kohler is it. command' magnum?
     
  8. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    variable...which make me wonder

    i told him i needed 2 verify age before i hand over the cash...tho its a nicely kept mower...i dont want it if he lied..
     
  9. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    the motor said nothing but 12.5, and it was red, as were the wheels

    im going 4 a closer look tomorrow
     
  10. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,910

    if its variable that machine is about 20 years old. call the dealer and find out for your self.
     

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