The KOHLER 5400 Series will be highlighted at GaLaBau 2018. Designed to bring easy starting and quiet, smooth operation to lawn tractor applications, the new single-cylinder engine line includes models between 17 and 19.5 hp. Key features encompass a new Triple-Balance System, which was specially designed to significantly reduce vibration, as well as Kohler’s Smart-Choke Technology, which allows users to Just Turn-the-Key and Go without having to prime or choke the engine.
"When it comes to lawn tractors, users want an engine that’s easy to start, smooth running, simple to maintain and built to last. Our 5400 Series more than delivers by incorporating a variety of user-friendly advancements,” says Brett Wegner, Product Manager for KOHLER Engines. "When developing this line, we applied our expertise from Kohler’s robust twincylinder engines to design in many durable features and user benefits. Without question, the 5400 Series takes our single-cylinder offering for ride-on mowers to the next level."
In addition to Kohler’s new Triple-Balance System and Smart-Choke Technology, the 5400 Series incorporates the company’s Consistent-Cut Technology, which helps to maintain engine speed in tough conditions for a cleaner turf cut. An inverted oil filter allows for dripless oil changes, while ergonomic quarter-turn knobs provide easy access to the air filter for quick, tool-free replacement. Each model within the new 5400 Series is also backed by Kohler’s comprehensive three-year warranty.
"The 5400 Series replaces the KOHLER Courage single-cylinder engine line – which is being retired – and represents our next-generation of technology in this engine class,” Wegner adds. “We believe this line will be an appealing new option for today’s technology-driven lawn tractor users. But, it also represents an opportunity for outdoor power equipment dealers who have been seeking a new engine in this horsepower range designed from the ground up around the needs of their customers."