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Kohler Enters Diesel Engine Market

Kohler Co.’s Global Power Group has announced its first diesel engine line for the North American market. A total of seven air-cooled models from 6.7 to 34.9 hp and six liquid-cooled models from 16.8 to 64.4 hp are among the new line of Kohler diesel engines.

The new engines are in production and available for order from Kohler Engines dealers and distributors throughout North America and the Asia Pacific region. The Kohler diesel range features both single- and multi-cylinder models (50kW and under). The new diesel engines are emission compliant to the latest EPA and CARB emission requirements.

“Kohler is very serious about competing in the non-highway engine market on a worldwide map and this diesel line complements our current gasoline engine offering,” said Cam Litt, marketing manager-Kohler Co.’s engine division, Kohler, Wis. Kohler Co.’s engine division, in operation since the 1920s, manufactures air and liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engines in the 4 to 40 hp range.

Kohler engines are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets.

“Customers are seeking contemporary diesel technology at a competitive price point, that is backed by a far-reaching service network, which Kohler provides,” Litt said. “Our Kohler distribution and dealer network are poised to provide our new customers with industry-leading parts, service and sales support. We’re pleased to see the enthusiasm and expertise they will bring to this new diesel line.”

The new engines will feature a range of both air- and liquid-cooled units that offer advanced fuel efficiency and low sound levels, and a myriad of air intake and oil-filtration system options, said Litt. “The KOHLER diesels will be supported by a solid application engineering team as well, ready to work with OEMs in a responsive and creative manner.”

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