13 hp engines for walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimbo, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Which is the best and why (13 HP engine Kholer or Kawasaki)?
  2. Clewsew

    Clewsew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I think that this is probably going to come down to a matter of opinion more than anything else. I personaly would rather have a Kawi engine then a Kholer. Is the Kholer a twin or a single. I know that the new Kawi 13 is a twin. A twin is going to produce less vibration than a single. Something to consider if you are going to be using it alot.

  3. GreenIsland

    GreenIsland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a Kohler 13 hp in my snapper rear rider which was used commerically for about 8 years --never a problem period with engine-- None-- But, Knowing the durability of Kawasaki- as I have had many of their engines-- Kawasaki is probably the best--Either probably wouldn't be any mistake although. The Kohler is a single cylinder.
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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