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Which engine would you suggest on new 60 inch exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by peapod1125, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. peapod1125

    peapod1125 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Hey everyone. I am in the market for a new mower this year. I have been using exmarks for a number of years and love them. I have always bought used and never payed much attention to engine type. I have ran kohler and kawasaki both for years. I have always put the same hours, same jobs, etc on them.

    Being that I am buying my first new machine this year I was not sure which engine is more preferred. I am going with the x-series for sure and I am thinking the 27 kohler or 29 kawasaki. I do not know if that big 34 is really needed. Also, I have never ran EFI so I wanted to know those experiences as well.

    Any feed back would be greatly appreciated as the salesman says its whatever guys like to run which doesn't tell me much. Thanks
  2. amosslmope

    amosslmope LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I sell a large number of both Exmark and Bobcat 60" mowers with both engines but I have to say my personal preference is the 29 Kawasaki. I have experienced less motor issues pertaining to ethanol, dirt ingestion, and oil leaks out the Kawasaki FX series and they tend to have less overheating issues. Also parts are faster to arrive to our dealership when needed. Both are great engines and this year the new RED Equipped Exmark units in the X Series run amazing and I think they are moving in the right direction. If you have any questions feel free to call me. (770) 856-4179 Andrew Dallas, GA
  3. peapod1125

    peapod1125 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Thanks so much for the input. That is very useful info. I greatly respect the opinion of someone who sees both sides of the coin. I will probably get in touch with you regarding a few other questions.

    I appreciate the help and any other opinions out there. Keep them coming and thanks again!

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