Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Travis Followell, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Which engines do you all like the best, Kohler or Kawasaki?
  2. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Kawasaki is definitely better!!!!!
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Kohler. We use and service a whole lot of different motors for several different lco's. The Kohlers are hard to beat. Compare the prices of Kohler parts and Kawi parts and you'll see a big difference. Reliabilitywise, the Kohlers are right up there. They had a few issues a few years ago, but those have all been addressed.
  5. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    That is like asking everyone if Ford or Chevy is better. Everyone's opinion is going to be based on his or her experience. This discussion has been going on for years, and it looks as if will continue for many more.
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Kawasaki. Although I just blew a the valves on a 12.5, now replacing with a 14hp.
  7. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Ive never used a kohler. However I'm on my 3rd kawi now, not all in the same mower. Ive been pretty happy with them so I hated to get another brand and wish I got a kawi.

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