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Which Engine for 52 inch ZTR

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by blake101, Jan 7, 2011.

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Which engine would you rather have on a 52 inch ZTR?

  1. 27 hp Kohler Command V-Twin

    52 vote(s)
    40.6%
  2. 24 hp Kawasaki FX V-Twin

    76 vote(s)
    59.4%
  1. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    27 hp Kohler Command V-Twin
    24 hp Kawasaki FX V-Twin
     
  2. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    Bump bump bump
     
  3. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    i like kawasaki and thats what i whould run
     
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    If you want buy the mower and you want a cheaper price buy the Kaw
    If want a motor to last long time buy kohler
     
  5. loafer4christ

    loafer4christ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    We run 31 hp kawi's, but I think they are overkill. Both engines are probably adequate for most situations it comes across and I think our 31 hp mowers are overkill on almost every job. I've always heard kawasaki is better and i feel like most commercial mowers use kawi's in their heavier duty mowers. Still, that doesn't mean much.
     
  6. kodak mowing

    kodak mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    my gravely has a 24 kaw and its tough and great on fuel.
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    They use the Kaw on commercial mower Reason they are cheaper price over the same mower with kohler
     
  8. Lance712

    Lance712 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Never had great luck with the kohlers... Kawasaki for me
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  9. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Only kawi wouldnt spend a dollar on briggs or kohler never had luck. Out of 9-10 z's with kawi's on them only blew up one. air cooled 23 (2800 hrs)
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

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