Thanks Terry, The reason why I was thinking obout the viking is that i am partial to fix deck mowers I feel that they are easier to pop the front wheel up over rocks and such. ( to keep the stripes nice) I also have an enclosed trailer, so the recoils are tough to get started in the trailer.
You can add an electric start but it gets real pricey real fast.
The Kaw is a very easy engine start so a lot of guys with enclosed trailers will back the mower in and spin it sideways with the recoil toward the door or they just squeeze it as far over to one side as possible. Depending upon the size of the trailer it may help.