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kawasaki or kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Benchmark, Feb 20, 2003.


Which engine do you guys prefer kawasaki or kohler?

Poll closed Feb 23, 2003.
  1. kawasaki

    27 vote(s)
  2. kohler

    11 vote(s)
  1. Benchmark

    Benchmark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    which do you guys prefer?

    Thank you!
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I will never buy a Kohler again. I had to many problems with the 14 comands.
  3. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    Kawasaki, I've had some problems with the carbs on kohler
  4. G. Moose

    G. Moose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Never had any experience with Kohler, but have had several Kawis and I must say they are sweet. They have so much power.:D
  5. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Kohler never had a problem with them.Kawasaki I have heared great things about them.But until a kohler fails me I will stick with them
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I have 3 Kawasakis at this time. One of them leaks oil like a sieve. I am replacing the crankcase cover gasket and governor seal on the second one right now because it was leaking oil like a sieve. Also the second one had the seals and gaskets replaced 2 years ago when it was rebuilt. The third one is sitting on the floor in the shed. It had a severe leak when it was brand new so the dealer put gobs of gasket sealer on it.

    The two Kohlers I have had, a 12.5 and my present 25 haven't leaked a drop of oil and neither required rebuilding.

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