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kohler? or kawasaki?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by NCYARDBOY, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Tulsa Lawn Guy

    Tulsa Lawn Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I have a Kohler on my 32" WB and my 60" Z and have been pleased with both. Kawasaki also makes a quality product. You really can't go wrong with either.

    Just don't by a Briggs!!
  2. mikemerritt

    mikemerritt LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 42

    I took in a 19 or so (no blower housing for numbers) HP Kawasaki twin that had spun the top crank journal and it was disassembled. After seeing this thread the day before I noticed the cam gear and guess what? Nice metal colored plastic cam gear. The only other small engine I have seen with plastic gears is the B&S Classic and 3.75 which had it as well as plastic lobes. I don't know what I think about this situation. Surely testing has shown that the plastic gear will perform as long as needed.

  3. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    my .02 on this is get the kohler i do way more warranty work on kaw than i do on kohler
  4. Joe B J

    Joe B J LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 37

    Kohler...I have two 25 hp, and one 20hp kohlers in commercial use, the ONLY problem I have experienced is the oil filter mount o ring leaking on the 25's. Very tough engines.

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