Over time there has been a lot of discussion about Kohler v/s Kawasaki and one hp rating v/s another. Now since I have been shopping for a 60" mower, I decided o take a much closer look at the common engine options. Here is what I found. Kawasaki 23 hp = 39.8 ft/lbs 25 hp = 40.0 ft/lbs Kohler 25 hp = 39.9 ft/lbs 26 hp = 40.0 ft/lbs (EFI) 27 hp = 42.7 ft/lbs 28 hp = 44.8 ft/lbs Now with that listed, is there any major difference worth speaking of here? I mean is it fair to say that the 23 & 25 Kaw and the 25 & 26 Kohler are so close you really couldn't "feel" the difference in the field? Also for mowing applications, what should you relly pay more atention to...torque?....That is my thinking when I say these are equal...torque.