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Kohler Puts Finishing Touch On Courage XT Engine Family; Targets Consumer Walk-Behind Mower And Utility Applications

October 2010

KOHLER, Wis. – October 2010 – Kohler Engines today announced the availability of its KOHLER Courage® XT-6 Utility engine, putting a finishing touch on the Courage XT-Series, designed specifically for consumer walk-behind mower and utility outdoor power equipment applications. A vertical-shaft, 3.75 net horsepower (149 cc) engine, KOHLER Courage XT-6 Utility will be part of Kohler Engines’ expansive presence at GIE+EXPO 2010 (booth 7176), which runs from Oct. 28 - 30 in Louisville, Ky.          

With the introduction of its KOHLER Courage XT-6 Utility engine, Kohler Engines rounds out the Courage XT-Series lineup that melds together Kohler’s proven expertise in commercial-grade engines with the convenient and straightforward features consumers seek in a walk-behind mower or utility engine. Featuring six total models available with recoil and electric start options, the entire Courage XT-Series makes for extremely capable and well-appointed walk-behind lawn mower engines. Add the “Utility” designation to either a Courage XT-6 or a Courage XT-7 and outdoor power equipment manufacturers can get the same rugged core engine plus increased versatility and customization options. As for the differences between XT-6 and XT-7, Kohler Engines designed the still-powerful XT-6 for the applications where size and weight matter most, and XT-7 for consumer lawn and utility equipment that calls for a premium level of power.      

Courage XT-Series “Utility” Options
Ideal for consumer utility applications such as pressure washers, tillers, chipper/shredder/vacuums, string trimmers, brush cutters, log splitters and more — KOHLER Courage XT-6 and XT-7 Utility engines feature a wide variety of options that allow an outdoor power equipment manufacturer to custom-fit Kohler’s engine to its consumer utility application: 

•Engine-mounted controls
•Front- or side-discharge muffler
•Fixed or 6-position index-able recoil
•Bottom or side oil drain
•Paper or foam-only air cleaner
•Recoil screen for “high velocity debris”
•Heavy flywheel

Easy-To-Use Functionality
The entire Courage XT-Series lineup marries professional-grade engineering with a variety of
consumer-friendly features.

Accu-Fill™: Easier refueling and fewer spills with an angled, 45 percent larger gas tank opening
Consistent Power: Optimized governor system provides fast response to heavy loads
Energy-Saver Electric Start: Turn-key starting, 40 percent lighter, 25 percent more starts per charge
Smart-Choke™: Easy, no-prime starting
Easy-Pull: Reduced pull force enabling fingertip starting  

Kohler Engines’ reputation for power, durability, quality and commercial-strength performance manifests itself throughout the entire Courage XT-Series lineup. Every Courage XT engine’s standard equipment includes overhead valve design, cast iron cylinder bore and a flywheel ball bearing for increased efficiency, durability and better protection at extreme angles. The Courage XT-Series lineup is also certified for both current EPA and CARB emissions standards. All KOHLER Courage XT-Series engines meet or exceed Society of Automotive Engineers Small Engine Test Code J1940 horsepower (hp) requirements.

KOHLER Courage XT-Series lineup
Four-cycle, single-cylinder, air-cooled, vertical shaft, gasoline, OHV cast iron bore, flywheel ball bearing

  XT-6/XTR-6/XT-6 Utility XT-7/XTR-7/XT-7 Utility
Net Power (hp) @ 3600 rpm 3.75 4.75
Displacement (cc) 149 173
Net Torque (ft. lbs.) 6.25 7.25
Dry Weight recoil (electric start) 27.5 (33.5) 30.5 (36.5)
Dimensions L x W x H in. 16 x 13.2 x 10.8 17.1 x 13.9 x 11


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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