Kohler 30hp or 28hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cward76, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. cward76

    cward76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Going to order new super Z with 60" XR-7 deck, I had planed on the 28hpEFI, but I now see a 30hp Kohler. The spec's on both engine are the same. What would you guys choose and why.
  2. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    Well I would think that the efi would, should be much better on fuel economy. The tourge for the efi is probably the same, or even a little more. I have a 26 efi kohler and it uses about 30% less fuel than the 25 hp carb that I had.
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    I had a Kohler 28 EFI in my last toro, simply one great engine!

    just make sure they earth it properly, EFI need excellent earths, and this is sometimes overlooked, but easily fixed....
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Get the EFI. It will save you a lot of money on fuel and have a lot of power. I bet that 30 hp would be a gas hog but I may be wrong but I bet its got a lot power. Anyway i'd get the EFI.
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Tony, What do you mean by earth it properly?
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Sounds like "grounding" maybe :rolleyes:
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yeah, that's probably what he means.... he's Aussie...
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    NEITHER.... 26HP Liquid Cooled Kawasaki...
    Nah... just messing with ya...

    For me, it would be hard to say... a toss-up maybe... flip a coin...
    Considering the dealer shops here, probably the 30hp.

    Personally though, I'm wondering what the two prices are?
    I'd look at rather the EFI had any hope of paying for itself.
    If it does and your shops can take care of them, then SURE!
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Well, I've read and heard "30%" thrown around quite a bit in conjuction with EFI.

    I've never taken it as literally even near 30% fuel savings though.
  10. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    grounding, earthing.....ya know, the black wires that attach to *CLEAN* parts of the mower's body....

    a few brands have not done this good enough resulting in problems.....I know of 2 or 3 of the top brands who this has happened to, poor eath mucks up the fantastic EFI system.

    Sorry I can't translate that into yanky dialect, that's the best this bush bloke can do lol.

    btw, I doubt this is even an issue these days, companies learn fast.....'cept deere lol.

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