Kohler introduced the all-new 7000 Series of engines at the 2013 GIE+EXPO this week in Louisville. This line of vertical-shaft, V-twin engines was specifically created for consumer applications that require a high-performing engine.
The line encompasses six engine models ranging from 20 to 26 hp, all incorporating newly designed, professional-grade cylinder heads, crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons and numerous other enhancements to deliver power and reliability. The 7000 Series also offers responsive starting, utilizing a digital ignition on the 25 and 26 hp models.
Durability features on the 7000 Series include cast-iron cylinder bores, pressure lubrication, and a dual-seal air filter to protect the engine in harsh conditions. Consistent Cut technology provides more consistent power to the deck, helping end users get the perfect cut. The 26-hp model delivers more power through a higher 747cc displacement.
“We’ve built a lot of extras into the 7000 Series engines to deliver durability and usability for end users,” said Dan Luhman, senior product manager for Kohler Engines. “Simply stated, this new series of engines will make lawn mowing – and maintaining a lawn mower – easier and more enjoyable for consumers everywhere.”
All oil and fuel maintenance points – including the oil dipstick, oil filter, and fuel filter – are now located on the same side of the engine for quick inspection. The engine’s dipstick handle has also been redesigned to be easier to grasp, simplifying regular oil checks. In addition, oil capacity has increased to 2 qt. and a larger oil-fill tube is being utilized to allow oil to flow faster, which minimizes spilling. A top-access air cleaner is also built into the 7000 Series to allow a user to inspect or replace the air filter without the use of tools.
Available factory upgrades for the 7000 Series include Kohler’s PRO Performance Filtration Package, which adds a commercial-grade air filter, oil filter, and fuel filter to the engine. The company’s Quiet Cam technology, an advancement that helps to reduce sound levels, can also be added.
For more information, please call the company at 1-800-544-2444. Additional details are available online at KohlerEngines.com.