KOHLER Engines Advances its Alternative Fuel Leadership

KOHLER, Wis. – KOHLER Engines is fortifying its leadership position in alternative fuels with the introduction of new Tri-Fuel engines. Four of the company’s Command PRO horizontal shaft engines – the CH260, CH270, CH395, and CH440 – now offer the ability to run on three different fuels: gasoline, propane, and natural gas. This advancement allows end users to simply turn a dial to switch between the three options based on fuel availability or fuel preference for the task at hand. 

The four new KOHLER Command PRO Tri-Fuel engines are available in power ratings from six to 14 hp. and will be utilized in a wide variety of utility equipment, including blowers, concrete saws, pumps, welders, wood chippers, and more.  

In another alternative fuels development, KOHLER Engines has announced the commercial availability of its propane-powered 824cc Command PRO EFI engines. These powerful new engines – initially introduced in late 2014 – are now available in two models offering 27 and 29 hp. Both models feature KOHLER’s closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) technology, which helps deliver optimal fuel efficiency along with a variety of other benefits, including easy starting, improved power and better reliability.

KOHLER Engines is the only company in the industry to manufacture a closed-loop EFI engine designed and optimized for propane use, producing equivalent power and torque to carbureted gasoline engines. The factory-direct propane EFI models eliminate the need for less effective aftermarket propane kits that typically require fuel adjustment and priming and often don’t perform as well.

Since propane is a cleaner burning fuel, the 824cc Command PRO EFI propane models are ideal for users in states that enforce Ozone Action Days, which limit mowing with carbureted gasoline engines. Propane-fueled equipment can also help commercial cutters win business contracts with municipalities and other organizations seeking “green” fuels and technologies. 

“As propane and other alternative fuels continue to gain traction, we’re very pleased with the initial feedback we’ve received to our new tri-fuel engines and we’re certainly excited for our propane EFI units to be hitting the market,” said Mark Johansen, director of marketing for KOHLER Engines. “At KOHLER Engines, we remain committed to driving new advancements that offer tangible benefits to end users who continue to seek out an ideal combination of both savings and performance.”

About KOHLER Engines
KOHLER Engines was founded more than 90 years ago and has continually enhanced its product lineup in an effort to help make life easier and more profitable for end users around the globe. KOHLER Engines offers a full array of gaseous, gasoline and diesel engines – up to 134 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 or twitter.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. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engine and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-start hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit KOHLER.com