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Guys-Tell me about Kohler motors...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FIRESCOOBY, Aug 7, 2007.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I'm pretty new to this (2nd year). I currently run a Hustler Mini-Z 19hp Kawasaki. I'm wanting to upgrade mowers to something with a deeper deck and bigger motor. I have been looking at either a Hustler Super Z 54" XR-7 with a 25hp Kaw, or an Exmark 28hp Kaw AS.

    I was offered a new Hustler Super Z with 54" XR-7 deck and 27 Kohler for $7200. Plus Hustler has the 1.9% financing.

    Give me some info regarding Kohlers, in particular the 27hp.

  2. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Don't waste your time with the Kohler. Stick with the Kawi.JMO
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Stick with the Kawi!
  4. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Dont waste your time with a kaw. Stick with the Kohler. Seriuosly, engines are engines and A lawn mower is duty for an engine. I wouldnt pay much extra for any particular brand.
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I would stick with kawi.
  6. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    I just switched back to Kohler and so far no problems. :usflag:

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Pretty overwhelming so far...
  8. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    I will add kawasaki to the vote.
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    I have run Kawi's and Kohler's, the Kohler 28 efi has been as flawless as any engine I have owned. It gets very good fuel economy, cranks perfectly, switches off perfectly, engages the blades at the lowest throttle setting and has very fast responsive power.

    I personally found the Kawi's to be a little more temperamental.

    I would never go back to an engine without electronic fuel injection.
  10. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Maybe people dont like Kohler because they are built by Americans in an American factory in Wisconson.

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