Alright fella's (and babe), Im about to order a new Exmark Lazer. Im still sitting on the fence over which engine Im going with. Currently I run a kaw on my deere. Other than the choke on the carb. I havent had a single problem. There is a hundred dollar price difference but that is not an issue. There are two things that come to mind. First, parts come from a distrubition center in California. Kohler parts will come from Memphis, TN. So if I had a problem, the parts would be closer. Second, the Kohler is an American built product. Enough said. I have no experience with Kohler but I know that alot of you do. Gimme input.