kawi vs kohler?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by terry r, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. terry r

    terry r LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm purchasing a super z 60or 72 any con's or pro's on the 25 kawi or the 27 kohler?
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Sometimes it comes down to your dealers preference, ask them what they prefer to work on.
    A good rule of thumb also is the most HP you can get / afford.
    I personally love the Kohler's (EFI's are even better), others love the Kawi's.


    OSDOTF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    "There is NO substitute for cubic inches."

    Both are great engines, but Kohler brings an additional 2.8 cu. in. (50cc) to your lawn party. That's a comforting difference when you're operating a 60" or 72" Super Z. I think your real choice here is between the two Kohlers. If you're buying for personal use, you'll find that you can buy a lot of gas (even at $3.00/gal) for the difference you'll save by getting the 27hp standard engine. But if your usage leans more toward heavy commercial, you can expect the 28hp EFI's fuel savings to quickly offset the price difference as run time increases, PLUS you'll get increased performance and throttle response as a bonus.

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