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Kohler K series?

Just curious, has anyone done a repower with a Kohler K series?


It seems like a 8 or 10 horse K series would turn any blower into a monster.

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You might be onto something there. I don't know much about the Kohlers, other than that the K series has been around for along time. I don't know if Kohler still supports those engines as they show the whole K series line as being retired on their web site.

Anybody else know anything about them?

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You might be onto something there. I don't know much about the Kohlers, other than that the K series has been around for along time. I don't know if Kohler still supports those engines as they show the whole K series line as being retired on their web site.

Anybody else know anything about them?

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I know you can still buy rebuild kits and parts for the K series.
I also know they are one of the most beautiful running small engines that produce amazing torque.

The 100-130 pounds should also improve traction.

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never had a real kohler(before they started having the chinese make clones for them or the absolutely disgusting courages) so i have not had any experience with them
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I realized I may be able to get my hands on either a 10 horse or 12 horse K series that needs a rebuild.

Thing is, I do think it may be way too heavy and big for my little 24" Ariens.


They sound amazing, at least to me.


All cast iron which is why they're extremely heavy. I had hoped someone else on the forum had done it.

I could be wrong, but I remember these selling for $800+ 10 years ago or so brand new in Northern Hydraulic I think?

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I have a K160 here somewhere that originally came on a Snowflyer snowblower. I've never had it running though, but I can attest to their weight.
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I've owned several of the K 161 7 hp engines on my troy bilt tillers. Those engines are still some of the very best engines ever produced. I still have one oit in the shop. I also have a Kohler M 16 Magnum series engine. I was thinking about maybe using it on a logsplitter or possibly finding an old King Midget to restore.

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It would be a heck of a beast. I have a k241 on my IH Cub 106. I can tell you that thing has unbelievable torque even at lower rpms. Ive pulled full sized trucks and tractors with it. General parts like carb and seals,gaskets, are readily available at reasonable price. But internals can be pricey so make sure you have a solid block to start with.
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It would be a heck of a beast. I have a k241 on my IH Cub 106. I can tell you that thing has unbelievable torque even at lower rpms. Ive pulled full sized trucks and tractors with it. General parts like carb and seals,gaskets, are readily available at reasonable price. But internals can be pricey so make sure you have a solid block to start with.
If I could get my hands on one of the engines, one is a 10 horse and one is a 12 horse.

One is on a 1967 Ford tractor and the other a 1967 Jacobsen. I think the Ford is actually a repainted Jacobsen.

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