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Kohler or Kawasaki?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Live4Mowin', Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Is there a noticeable difference between the two or does it really matter which one to get?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The kawi motors make more torque. More torque in thick grass or using mulch kits is a huge advantage.
    For example, I have a 23 kawi on my lazer. You need a 27 kohler to get more torque.
  3. Kohler, you can get many more hours on it than a Kawi.
  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    I had a Kohler 13 h.p., and a Kawasaki 15 h.p. now, hands down with the Kawasaki for torque.. Now the longevity is a question?? Time will tell.... Hope this helps..

    Lou :cool:
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Kawasaki Liquid Cooled all the way!!!:D
  7. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    thanx guys, that helps a lot!
  8. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    this is kinda like ford and Chevy. pick which one you like the best :) because they both perform well
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I have had great success with the Kohler motors. I have one that is still in use from 1973.

  10. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I've owned 8 mowers, and all but the latest, a Lazer Z hp, had Kohlers. Very few problems with them over the years. The kawi is in the shop at 88 hours due to losing power and dying. I'll know the diagnosis soon.

    I think they're pretty even. I can't imagine one lasting in the marketplace if it were markedly inferior to the other.

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