Exmark Lazer AS Kaw or Kohler?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by momow, May 16, 2008.

  1. momow

    momow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Going to pick out new 60" AS today and was wondering what you guys and gals think about the Engines? I found the torque specs for the Kaw, but not for the Kohler SP. The specs for 25 hp Command Pro are about 10#s down from the Kaw 28, 3 hp and 10 extra lb tourque hmmmm. Might be worth the extra $400, what do the pros think
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I like the Kaw on the AS.
  3. momow

    momow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Is there a diff between the Command pro and the SP?
  4. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    kawi 28 has been solid
  5. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    go for the Kawi. Great engine.
  6. momow

    momow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Talked to one dealer (who I'm not buying from) said the Kaw was cold
    blooded and a gas hog? And would not last as long as the Kohler?
  7. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    kaw has more power, seems the dealers like the kohlers though, easier to get work done and payed for, because Kaw never takes responsibility. I have all Kohlers buy I miss my Kaws.
  8. You can get kohler parts just about everywhere. Kaw = NOT!
  9. momow

    momow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Well I got it,

    Really couldn't justify $500 more for the Kawasaki, so I went with the Kohler. Got a fair price ($7399)and a hat and couple of tee shirts to boot. Got the AS 60" ultracut with 25 Kohler SP. I will use this on my 3 acres and my Mothers 1 acre so probably no more than 3 hrs a week. The Kohler should be fine for power since this is my new toy I will be cutting every 5 days or so, the grass shouldn't get away from me. Guess better fertilize now so I can get it done twice a week. Thanks for the help all, Mo out!

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