Home » [Outdoor Power Equipment Forums] » [Manufacturers & Brands] » Kohler Engine Forum » Kohler k321 Reply to post Mark Thread Unread Flat Reading Mode I have narrowed my search down to 2 machines: Kubota and Gravely. The models I am interested in have either a Kohler 7000 series or a Kawasaki engine. Lawn Boy is owned by Toro, so before you jump you might want to sniff around and see if a Toro retailer has the same mower with a red paint job instead of a green one. I'm shopping for a new ZTR. Kohler has a tigher tolerance and 7000 series is a new series they released this year which has less engine restrictions than prior years. Anyway I am currently looking to buy a new mower. josh: kohler put 1400 hour on a 2001 dlt2000 craftsman lawn tractor and dont use a drop of oil changed oil every 100 hours: Mark: I have or had a 2008 Kohler 21hp engine in lawn tractor and it tossed the right cylinder rod as stated earlier. Learn more about Miimo here. If your yard is challenging terrain, hilly, over an acre, dusty, then a second oil change mid way through the season will help protect the motor. If you didn’t find your desired one check out the Fuel Pump for Kohler 17HP-25 HP Small Engine Lawn Mower Tractor, Gas Vacuum Fuel Pump with Fuel Filter for Honda Yamaha Briggs & Stratton 491922 691034 692313 808492 808656 John Deere is also the most sold item in the market. I have it down to two models. Miimo does the work, so you have more time to play. First post! Find out which is better and their overall performance in the lawn mower ranking. Toro vs Honda, which is best? The company, Scag, has since switched to liquid cooled Kawasakis, which are very cold blooded, but good motors. If you strongly feel that gas is the way to go, we recommend the Honda HRX217VKA Lawn Mower. Honda is also a popular brand for this engine size, as well as Toro and Briggs and Stratton. no question.. Kohler had some bad units but typically has tighter tolerance than Briggs with better success rate. If you go to home improvement stores to buy a mower,most of them stock John Deere,Cub Cadet, etc. What is the difference between Craftsman Kohler Powered 54 22HP and Honda HRR216 VKA? He can pick from one with a Kawasaki engine or one with a Kohler. The camshaft inside the engine lifts the valves at different intervals to allow air into the engine and exhaust gas out of the engine. HRN216VKA Honda Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Brand new 2020 model. Honda or Toro are likely a bit better, but the MTD deck on the Troy Bilt isn't bad at all. The Kohler dealer is no longer in business, fortunately I have never had a problem with my Kohler engines. Most engines will take a 1/2 quart (.6lt) of 10w30 engine oil. With a simplified structure and fewer parts, this user-friendly system is automatic, eliminating levers and cables. Both are featured on high-end machines by many manufacturers, including their own models. Honda Genuine OEM Harmony II HRR216 (HRR2166VKA) Walk-Behind Lawn Mower Engines Carburetor Assembly & MOUNTING GASKETS KIT (Engine Serial Numbers … Spent countless hours researching to see if there even WAS a durable engine left on the market. All things being equal, which would you pick for service life & repair? $200 more on your next mower purchase to get it.. Its Kawasacki and owner reviews attest that it IS a truly good engine where Briggs and Kohler fail to deliver on former quality. This means, the valves rest at the top of the engine. Start with a Honda Engine. Nothing against Kohler, but Honda engines are unbeatable. While you are able to get a manually powered mower to move and cut the grass just by pushing it, if you want a gas-powered or electric mower to do the same, you need to have a functioning engine. I repair and test lots of mowers, I know what I want in a mower, and I know what makes a good mower. The two mowers seem identical otherwise. Not every type of lawn mower needs an engine. Deck material: Only Honda makes a gas engine mower with a high-impact plastic deck (there are battery mowers that have plastic decks). Troy-Bilt TB110 Troy-Bilt TB130 The 110 has a Briggs and Stratton motor and the 130 has the Honda engine. Find the best companies in Landscaping and Gardening category: Briggs And Stratton and Kohler, Briggs And Stratton vs Generac Power Systems, Kohler vs Generac Power Systems I like the personal pace alot. I now have a Honda EU6500i generator and feel like I will get better support for the Honda. The Honda HRN216PKA push mower features MicroCut twin blades, a powerful Honda four stroke engine, heavy duty steel deck, and exceptional cutting performance. Hi, I'm John, qualified mower mechanic and unqualified head groundskeeper. The Good news is that there still is one, but you'll have to pay approx. By the way the mower you bought is about $50 more with the Honda engine. I had a 17HP air cooled Kawi twin on my mower, and it's still going strong today. All lawn mower engines are 4-stroke and air cooled. Compare Kohler and Briggs And Stratton pros and cons using consumer ratings with latest reviews. This mower has the 6.75 HP B&S engine that has never failed to start on the first pull each spring and the 2nd or 3rd pull ever. Understanding Lawn Mower Engines. Hello all, with my new move I must buy a new lawnmower, I gave my last one to my nephew. CLLTR Co. Honda recommends 10W-30 API SJ or later. It is a 6.5-horsepower, air-cooled, self-propelled, walk-behind model. My welder and my air compressor have Kohler engines because at the time I felt I was going to get the best support from the local Kohler dealer. “I just purchased a new Honda lawn mower. We hope you get the perfect zero turn lawn mower with honda engine from the above list. Husqvarna uses Kohler engines in two of its walk-behind mowers, while Poulan and Toro both use Toro engines in walk-behind and riding mowers. If you enjoy mowing your yard, a walk behind lawn mower is the right choice. This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the ratchet pawl on Kohler small engines, commonly found in Toro lawn mowers.