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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by IXINRGIXI, Sep 3, 2012.
Kaw for me.
Kawasaki or Briggs Vangaurd
I've always been a Kohler fan. I also have a Kaw. I've never had any problems with my Kohler on my Ferris but my 19hp Kaw on my Exmark, I did have to do a minor fix on the carb. Other than that they are both good engines. Kohler parts are easier to find and cheaper than Kaw I know for a fact. Briggs Vanguard has come quite a ways the last 2-3 years or so though. Have heard good things about Kubota gas engines too, but if your going to go Kubota and can afford it, go diesel.
All Kawi here with a 3cyl Kubota diesel thrown in the mix.
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Kawasaki is great
The Kohler EFI has been awesome over the last year. I've noticed a difference in the fuel savings
The old FC Kawasaki motors were good. I am NEVER buying anything else with a Kawasaki motor on it. It is Kohler Command or I am not buying it from here on out. Kaw are way cheaper built than they used to be. I expect to get at least 3k out of my engines. Kohler will give me 5k. Kaw will give me about 1400 maybe.
I have zero complaints about the Kawasaki on my Exmark. I don't have enough experience with other manufactures to make a statement about them though.
I was a die hard Kawi guy until I purchased a Vanguard.....very impressive.
Kohler, Kawi, or Vanguard, you really cannot go wrong with a commercial engine if you keep up the maintenance. All in the HP, TQ, and $$$
Now THATS the truth.