There she blows!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1grnlwn, May 13, 2004.


How long did she last before she blew?

  1. Kaw less than 1000 hrs

    2 vote(s)
  2. Kohler less than 1000 hrs

    0 vote(s)
  3. Kaw less than 1500 hrs

    1 vote(s)
  4. Kohler less than 1500 hrs

    3 vote(s)
  5. either less than 500 hrs

    1 vote(s)
  1. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Since my recent plosion, I wondered which motor has the most catastrophic breakdowns (blown motor) Kaw or Kohler. And how many hours were on it. I had 960 Hrs used Mobil 1 oil changed honestly about 65 hrs. My exhaust valve broke and went through the piston. Bottom end was tight. What are your particulars? Oh 23 hp vert shaft.
  2. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    so far 1 kohler lasted 3800hr's and is still going (its a freak of nature) other kohler has 2500 hrs and is running perfect still and the other has 1200 and it was burning oil so they had to tear it apart. I've had good luck with kohlers hopefully the kaw on the gravely i'm getting is good too.
  3. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    I've got 1650 hours on my Lazer (19 Kaw); 500+ on my Toro (17 Kaw); probably about the same on my Metro (15 Kaw); 100+ on my Encore (17 Kaw); 100+ on my Great Dane (17 Kaw) & NO PROBLEMS ON ANY TO DATE.

  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Oops I'm sorry I would really like to here from the glass is half empty folks. who have blown Motors! Right now I am not interested in hearing stories about lucky people.
  5. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    eveyrbodys lucky huh
  6. dvmcmrhp52

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

    everybody cept you I guess.............................just kidding......

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