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Kohler Installs The Head Of Its Single-Cylinder, Commercial Engine Family

October 2010

KOHLER, Wis. – October 2010 – Kohler Engines today introduced the 14 horsepower member of its KOHLER Command PRO® single-cylinder, horizontal-shaft commercial utility engine family. With horsepower options of 7, 9.5 and 14, KOHLER Command PRO single/horizontal engines out-muscle comparable engines designed for the commercial utility market and come standard with the industry’s largest-capacity fuel tanks to help facilitate extended run time. Additionally, all three engines feature as standard equipment Quad-Clean™ — the industry’s first all-in-one, four-stage cyclonic, heavy-duty air cleaning system — as well as cold weather optimization in the turn of an air cleaner cover.      

“The lawn and garden industry has trusted Command PRO twin-cylinder engines on commercial cutting applications for a long time. Now, with Command PRO single/horizontal, the same commercial-grade Kohler quality can power all the other tools of the commercial landscaping industry as well,” said Cam Litt, manager – marketing, Kohler Engines. “With our Quad-Clean four-stage cyclonic air intake cleaning system, Kohler has created a sum-of-the-parts air purification system. It combines the best cleaning properties of a traditional dual-element system with cyclonic air cleansing, but unlike existing cyclonic air filtration devices, Kohler’s Quad-Clean system puts it all together.” 

All-inclusive, Four-Stage Cyclonic Air Intake Cleaning
The Quad-Clean system, an industry first and standard equipment from Kohler, delivers four stages of air cleaning engineered into the same space as a conventional dual-stage air cleaning system. Kohler’s all-inclusive, four-stage cyclonic, heavy-duty air filtration system begins with (1) a mesh screen at the air intake port, providing the first step of protection. Upon entering the cleaning chamber, air is circulated in a rapid, cyclonic motion to (2) force large contaminants out of the engine. At this point, the cleaner remaining air passes through (3) a reusable, eco-friendly foam pre-cleaner, which traps midsize particles. Helping to ensure only clean air enters the engine, the fourth stage of cleaning passes the air through (4) a dual metal mesh-enforced pleated air filter, capturing the finest bits of debris. This fourth phase of cleaning is aided by Kohler’s industry-leading pleated air filter — featuring more pleats and 80 percent more surface area to catch dust and keep the engine running at maximum power.     

Cold Weather Optimization, No Kits or Tools Required
In another instance of Kohler’s ingenuity and commitment to better engine durability, reliability and standard equipment, KOHLER Command PRO single-cylinder, horizontal-shaft commercial engines can be cold weather optimized in a simple turn of its four-stage cyclonic air cleaner cover. By unfastening two clips and turning the air cleaner 180 degrees, it doubles as a warm air intake system, recycling heat from the muffler to keep the carburetor from freezing up in cold weather conditions. No kits or tools are required. As with the Quad-Clean system, the entire KOHLER Command PRO single/horizontal engine lineup includes cold weather optimization at no additional cost.

Engineered to meet the de facto industry standard footprint for this engine segment, Command PRO single/horizontal engines can be utilized with a wide range of commercial utility and landscaping applications, including leaf blower/vacuums, pressure washers, power rakes, pumps, chipper/shredders, sprayers, scarifiers, stump cutters, sweepers, tillers, concrete mixers, spreaders, trenchers, ground pounders, concrete saws, screeds, air compressors, portable generators, utility vehicles, as well as rental outdoor power equipment.   

Single-cylinder, horizontal-shaft commercial/industrial engines

  7-hp 9.5-hp 14-hp
Model Number CH270 CH395 CH440
Gross Power @ 3600 rpm   hp(kW) 7 (5.2) 9.5 (7.1) 14 (10.5)
Net Power @ 3600 rpm       hp(kW) 6 (4.5) 8.5 (6.4) 12.1 (9.0)
Displacement (cc) 208 277 429
Fuel Capacity (liters) 4.0 7.0 7.0
Dimensions L x W x H in. 12.7 x 15.2 x 14.2 15.9 x 16.8 x 16.2 16.2 x 17.8 x 17.4


About Kohler Global Power Group
Providing dependable power solutions in the United States since the early 1920s, Kohler Co. has evolved its Global Power Group into a worldwide organization encompassing generators, engines and rental power. The Global Power Group is comprised of Kohler Power Systems, SDMO Industries, Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL), Kohler Rental Power, as well as Kohler Engines and Lombardini, Srl.

Kohler Power Systems is a global manufacturer of power generation equipment for residential, industrial, mobile and marine applications, with a power output range of 3.5 kW to 3250 kW. Based in France, SDMO Industries delivers energy solutions — industrial generators up to 2,800 kW, as well as portable generators —  for markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Combined, SDMO and Kohler Power Systems create the world’s third-largest generator (gaseous-, petrol- and diesel-powered) manufacturer. Kohler also offers automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls and accessories. UPSL is a leading uninterruptible power supply system, as well as power protection product and services provider for the United Kingdom.

Kohler Rental Power provides temporary power, HVAC, luxury restrooms, as well as complete planning, implementation and professional support to the industrial, commercial, disaster recovery and event markets throughout the United States.

Kohler Engines (kohlerengines.com), along with Italy-based Lombardini, represent a global engine concern in business since the 1920s. Together, Kohler Engines and Lombardini manufacture a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines, from 4 to 64.4 hp, which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.



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