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Opinion: Thoughts on Kohler Command Engines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MagnumPro, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. MagnumPro

    MagnumPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am interested in purchasing a new Exmark unit. I am leaning towards the unit with a Kohler Command Engine, but not sold on it yet. What are your thoughts on the Command Engine??:confused:
     
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    I have the 20HP Command Pro CV-20 in my '99 GT and it is just kicken...by far the finest small engine I have owned to date...I bumped the throttle up to 3750 RPM and it just takes it in stride...
     
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    We have no Kohlers that blew up but we do have a blown Kawi..........

    What do you think my thoughts are on Kohlers?:)
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    I worked in a shop envoirnment for 7 years and am doing the same in my home shop now. In my experience, Kohler hasn't made a quality engine since they ceased making the Magnum series.

    It's strictly my opinion and that's probably not worth much on this site, but Kawasaki and Honda most of the more prominant manufacturers beat by a bunch for longevity and quality. On the other hand I've seen all brands of engines fail for lack of proper care and maintenance.

    Given proper care, I believe most engines will give adequate service, some just last longer due to quality of manufacture.

    Your mileage may vary.

    Dutch
     
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205



    I guess you need more experience.............
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205



    Read my post concerning Kawasaki and then read a post by 6'7330 (bill) about his luck with Kawi...........
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Kohler commands are good engines.
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

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    That's the key.....If this isn't done any brand engine can [​IMG]
     
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Restro, you gotta get the mods to add some of those smileys and other icons from your little grand tourismo forum.
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i have a command from 93 still running strong -great engine
     

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