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27 Kohler vs. 28 EFI Kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tider6972, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    I am trying to decide on a 60" ZTR, and one of the final two factors is engine choice.

    I ran a couple mowers with the 28 EFI and I really liked the engine...but I have been unable to demo anything with the 27, and some dealers are advising me to get it over the EFI. I believe they are leary of the EFI because they have no experience with it...not to mention to service it they will have to invest in some expensive equipment !:)

    Do any of you have experience with BOTH these engines, that you could make a comparison of the two ? I would love to run them side-by-side in the same conditions, but....

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

  2. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    OK, I have a 04 mod, Toro Z588E, 28hp EFI, 60'' Turbo Force Deck.

    This thing has soooo much power nothing is a challenge, this engine, Kohler is fantastic, did I mention power?? :)

    I would not touch a 27 over a 28 EFI, EFI is such a great thing.

    Some makes had earthing probs with their 27 EFI, but those using the 28 EFI all sound happy.

    between a 27 and a 28 EFI, definetly go the the 28 EFI.
  3. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Messages: 295

    28EFI, better fuel economy than the 27
  4. anteater6788

    anteater6788 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Does anybody know the cost difference between the 27hp and the 28hp EFI on the same mower? I know Cub Cadet offers either on their M60 mower. It seems to me like the EFI engine would be the next best thing to a diesel.
  5. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Messages: 295

    i think it might be around 900.00 or so

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