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15hp koler and 17hp kohler interchangeable??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Blk94fiveOh, May 5, 2003.

  1. Blk94fiveOh

    Blk94fiveOh LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 112

    I have a 2001 44in. belt drive toro w/b with a blown 15hp kohler. I've been pricing new motors for it, and the 17hp kohlers are only $25 more than a replacement 15. Are these 2 motors interchangeable? They are both vertical, 1" shaft. Is there any reason not to get the 17?

  2. PartsGuy

    PartsGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    While they may both be the 1" shaft, also check for length of the shaft as well. They both have the same 'footprint'. As in the fact that they will bolt up where the other was located. If it is electric start make sure the alternator is the same on the 17 as the 15. Other than that either one should work for you!

    Parts Guy:sleeping:

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