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Kohler® Introduces Enhanced Diesel Engine

February 2013

KOHLER, Wis. – February 5, 2013 – Kohler® Engines along with Italy-based Lombardini, a KOHLER® Company, proudly introduces a newly enhanced KD440 air-cooled, single cylinder diesel engine. The redesigned model has been updated significantly to offer improved performance, reduced maintenance costs and increased ease-of-use for operators in the construction and agriculture industries, among others. Key performance-improving upgrades include a new air filter, a modified tank, a new drain tap, and an updated recoil pulley. These advanced features help elevate the new KD440 to a leadership position within its power range.

“We’re in the process of updating our full range of air-cooled, single cylinder diesel engines to meet the changing and more demanding needs of today’s end-users,” said Justin Blount, director of marketing for Kohler Engines. “Our redesigned KD440 is leading the way and we look forward to seeing how the market responds to this cost-saving, dependable, and easy-to-use new option.”

The updated KD440 was specially designed to extend the time between maintenance intervals. Specific features that help make this possible include: a redesigned air filter, an improved tank that helps reduce the entry of foreign particles and is easy to replace, and a new drain tap that allows for quick cleaning and simple replacement. A rubber-coated recoil pulley has also been integrated to reduce noise levels and improve operator comfort.

About Kohler Engines
Together Kohler Engines andLombardini , a KOHLER Company, represent a global engine concern manufacturing engines since the 1920s. Kohler Engines produces a wide range of gaseous, gasoline and diesel engines, from 4 to 74.3 hp, which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets. To learn more, visit www.KohlerEngines.com or www.facebook.com/kohlerengines.

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 an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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