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Kohler engineers new 5400 engines for lower NVH, easier start-ups

  • Magazine Article
  • 17TOFHP12_10
Published December 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

For lawn tractor applications, easy-starting and smooth-operating engines are key to user satisfaction. Wisconsin-based engine and power systems manufacturer Kohler has announced an all-new 5400 Series engine line purpose-built to address these mower ergonomic attributes. The single-cylinder, OHV engine line includes models from 17 to 19.5 hp (12.7 to 14.5 kW) and includes brand-new features for the riding lawn-equipment market.

“When it comes to lawn tractors, users want an engine that's easy to start, smooth running, simple to maintain and built to last. Our new 5400 Series more than delivers by incorporating a variety of user-friendly advancements,” said Brett Wegner, product manager for Kohler Engines. “When developing this line, we applied our expertise from Kohler's robust twin-cylinder engines to design in many durable features and user benefits. Without question, the 5400 Series takes our single-cylinder offering for ride-on mowers to the next level.”