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17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:01:06 PM »
I have a 17 hp kohler on my mill. I like it. But I may have a chance to get a 27 hp. kohler cheap. But looking them up the 17 weighs 128 and the 27 weighs 105 i believe. Could it be more aluminum in the 27 that makes it lighter. Anybody have any experience with any of these? Harold

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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 11:49:20 PM »
Do you have the old horizontally opposed flat head twin? It was heavier than the new v twin as it had cast iron cylinders.
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 12:33:31 AM »
Yes. I guess it is the old opposing twin instead of v-twin. Never thought of them that way. Is one a better motor than the other.

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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 06:39:12 AM »
I'm pretty sure that you will like the extra horsepower!  :)  8)  :)
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 06:58:58 AM »
I have a 16 HP but wish it were 20+ so if I were you I would get the 27 if you're satisfied about the weight difference. 

I actually think that it is cheaper in the long run to get more HP (up to a point). With my 16 HP engine I have to saw slowly thru a 20+ inch log forcing the band to flex around the wheels more than it would if sawing faster. So I expect that I have more band breakage than most sawyers with more power.\
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Nobody ever has said, “This sawmill has too much horsepower.”  Generally the more horsepower the greater the torque.  Engine torque is a band sawmill’s key to keeping blade speed up when sawing wide or hard logs. 

The 27 will make a big difference.  I wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade. 
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 02:38:27 PM »
You have an old engine that is inefficient by today's standards and parts are getting scarce. The Command v twin is smoother, quieter, and better on fuel.
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 03:07:07 PM »
The v-twin I am watching says it is a 725 cc.    Its a CH705     Not sure but I think I seen it was a 27 hp.

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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 03:46:59 PM »
If your happy with what you have I would use it but buy the 27 as a backup, none last forever. Frank C.
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Re: 17 vs. 27 hp kohler
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
I have the CH25 Command on my mill.  It's now just over ten eleven years old, never a problem, quiet, powerful, starts every year without issue as long as I keep the fuel fresh and put it away for the winter with fresh fuel in it.  It gets fresh 15W40 synthetic and a new "long" Kohler oil filter and new Kohler air and fuel filters every spring.   It's never let me down.
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