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Consumer Turf Enthusiasts Gain Professional-Grade Performance With New Kohler® Courage PRO Engines

January 2008

KOHLER, Wis. – January, 2008 – Taking its reputation for commercial-duty, high performance power, Kohler launches a new line of engine models designed for with high-end riders and zero-turn radius equipment.

Available in four models (20, 23, 25 and 27 hp), the vertical-shaft, twin-cylinder KOHLER Courage PRO models provide consumer turf enthusiasts with an efficient, premium engine with unique, marketable technologies at high horsepower. The new Courage PRO engines will be available on 2008 turf models.

The Courage PRO twin-cylinder models meet or exceed SAE J1940 horsepower requirements and feature a 725-cc displacement crankcase (the largest displacement twin-cylinder engines available in consumer-turf), which contributes to stronger engine performance and long-life operation.

Also contributing to longer engine life and enhanced performance, especially under tough conditions, are larger air, oil and fuel filters that a professional would expect. At the heart of the engine are crankshaft bearings that provide for extra protection under high-load, heavy-debris mowing conditions. And an internally vented carburetor provides added protection in the dirtiest of mowing conditions.

Kohler engineered this newest Courage PRO engine line with user-friendly maintenance features. The design does not require any tools or knobs in order to view or remove the air filter. The engine’s major external components, including the air filter, oil filter and dipstick, are all located in easily accessible positions.  The new Courage PRO twin-cylinder engines have also been designed so that only annual maintenance is required. But when it’s time for maintenance, the oil fill and dipstick are designed with an extra wide opening for fast, no-mess, oil changes.

This new gasoline engine really shines with its potent displacement, 725 cc on a bore and stroke of 83 mm x 67 mm and a dry weight of 91 lbs.  

 “With the new Courage PRO twin-cylinder engines, we can now offer a premium engine specifically dedicated to consumer-turf applications, yet provide several of the features you’d expect in a commercial-grade engine,” said Dan Luhman, product manager for Kohler Co.

“Customers benefit from quieter operation, lower vibration levels, quicker load pick-up, reliable and quick starting, and an overall long-lasting engine.”

Key applications for the new twin-cylinder Courage PRO engine include: lawn tractors, yard tractors, garden tractors, and zero-turn radius mowers.

The entire Courage line exceeds current EPA and CARB emission standards.

About Kohler Co.
Within the Kohler Global Power Group, Kohler Co. and its affiliate Lombardini, Srl manufacture gasoline engines from 4-40 HP, and diesel engines from 7-67 HP marketed worldwide under the brand names KOHLER and LOMBARDINI.  Kohler Power Systems, which includes Kohler Co. and its affiliate, SDMO Industries, S.A. manufactures generators (marine, residential, industrial and mobile), marketed worldwide under the brands KOHLER POWER SYSTEMS, KOHLER and SDMO. The group’s Kohler Rental business provides temporary power, climate control and luxury restrooms to the industrial, commercial, disaster recovery and event markets throughout the U.S.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin-USA, Kohler Co. is one of the oldest and largest privately-held companies in the United States.  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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Anne M. Smith APR
Assoc. PR Manager
(920) 457-4441
ext. 76429

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