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kohler or kaw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by keith@a1 lawn, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. keith@a1 lawn

    keith@a1 lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    which would you go with, i'm pretty much sold on exmark but can't decide which engine to get kohler or the kaw :confused:

    thanks, keith
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I have said this before so I will say it again.

    Let's see.

    One is made from a company that has a long history in motorcycles, boats, jetski's (alot of small engines things)

    The other is a maker of faucets.

    You decide.;)

    You might want to do a search on this since this has been discussed many times.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    From what I've read and seen, I would get a 26 efi if I got a Kohler or the 27 LC Kaw if I got a Kaw.
  4. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    I have one Kohler 25 and one dihatsu 31 hp, but I hear the kawi liquid cooled 27 is real nice.
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I will probably go with the 26 Kohler when I buy a new mower.
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Kawi,but if i had to have another Kohler(scarey thought),it would be the 26EFI.

    VINNY MINELLA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

  8. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Last week when i demoed a Scag Walkbehind it had the 17hpKaw which is a good engine,that model of Scag usually comes with the 16hp Vanguard which is my favorite engine but the dealer told me hes going to run the Kawis on them and that the Vanguards by Dihatsu were alittle to pricey and he could get the Kaws cheaper. I really don't know which engine i would take on the Kohler or Kaw,so far ive had no problems with my Kohler and never had a Kaw,but still love the Vanguards. I really do think which ever engine you pick will do well if you do your preventive maintainece on it . Marks Mowing Service
  9. That was rude!

    BTW Yamaha doesn't make engines for lawn mowers so they are out

    And I take a Kohler any day over a Kaw.

    Here is a thread to look at.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php? s=&threadid=14537

  10. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I talked to my dealer, he says Kawasaki is the Cadillac of mower engines, thus this choice is easy.

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