this is a spin off from the blown Kohler tread . Ive never had a problem with Kohler Ive seen them go forever after being abused and not maintained proberly also I know that they tick like a mother #$^$%# aswell. anyway I have never heard so many problems with Kohers before until now so with that in mind Would Brigs be a better choice over the Kohler?? has anyone had problems with Brigs??