I8 hp Kohler Command

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJLC, Apr 22, 2001.

  1. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    My dealer wants to replace my 3 yr old 14hp Kawi engine on my 48" w/b with an 18 hp Kohler Command engine with electric start. It is about a year old and came off a scag w/b. (The guy upgraded to a 25 hp Kohler) My dealer said the 18 hp Kohler Command/w electric start cost about $2000.00 new. He said he heard it run when it came in and it sounded good. He said he would put in on my w/b for $700.00- $900.00 parts and labor. Does this sound right or is he pulling my leg. Thanks for any help.
  2. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Messages: 254

    See them new for around 1000.00 with ES.
  4. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    Where are you getting a command for $1000.00? Tell the dealer $800.00 and put it on.
  5. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Messages: 254

  6. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    They are great to deal with. I bought an 18 horizontal from them 3 months ago.It was more money than the vertical.
  7. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Messages: 254

    Glad to hear it! I have seen mine (17HP KAW) alittle cheaper at other places, but I will deff. keep them in mind if I ever need another one. (IF i can ever get any hours on this thing) Take care!
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i can get a new 18 command for 700 but its from a guy who sells old an new stuff so i dont know how long he has had it.
    it is unused though.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    This used engine is worth about 300 to 400. It takes about 2 hours to do the changeover including all of the cable switching. Total price should be around 400 to 500. Your local dealer is full of malarky.
  10. Turfquip has a complete 62" Toro WB with a 18 hp command for sale at $1k needs TLC. You could strip the engine and use the t-bar steering for your 48" whatever. I will take the 62" deck. Put it on a skid and ship the deck north.

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