New Engines for Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers

KOHLER, Wis. – October 17, 2018  Launching at GIE+EXPO 2018, lawn and landscape professionals now have a powerful new engine platform for their walk-behind mowers. KOHLER is expanding its highly-regarded Command PRO® commercial lineup with a rugged new vertical-shaft engine launching in three displacements – 173cc, 200cc, and 224cc. The new KOHLER Command PRO engines (CV173, CV200 and CV224) for commercial walk-behind mowers bring a range of benefits to green-industry pros, including best-in-class torque on the 224cc model*. The engines also integrate the company’s exclusive Consistent-Cut Technology, which helps to maintain high engine speed in difficult mowing conditions to make quick work of tall, wet grass.


“As part of our ongoing dialog with commercial cutters, we identified the need for a new engine platform for walk-behind applications that reflects what professional users said they wanted – performance, durability and enhanced productivity,” said Brett Wegner, product manager for KOHLER engines. “Our newest Command PRO vertical-shaft engines deliver a great mowing experience and a clean and consistent turf cut. Plus, they were purposely engineered to stand up to the rigors of everyday commercial use. They’re rock-solid performers.”


Durability features integrated into the new KOHLER Command PRO engines for commercial walk-behind mowers include cast-iron cylinder bores, which ensure peak performance for the life of the engine; dual lubrication, which optimizes performance in all mowing conditions and helps to extend maintenance intervals; and heavy-duty Quad Clean™ cyclonic air filtration, which protects the engine from contaminants and includes a fully-sealed latching system for additional effectiveness. The engine’s blower housing and recoil are also constructed of steel for long-lasting performance and dependability in the field.


*Class defined as EPA Class I gasoline engines 225cc or below.


While offering numerous performance benefits to commercial cutters, the new Command PRO walk-behind engine platform also brings an exciting new option to equipment manufacturers and dealers, who are always seeking ways to help end users increase their productivity. The new KOHLER walk-behind mower engines are designed to accommodate for the larger mowing decks and faster ground speeds, which have been trending in the industry for both ride and walk-behind applications.


“Power, dependability, and highly-efficient performance over the life of your commercial walk-behind equipment – these are just a few of the many reasons we believe the industry will respond strongly to our newest KOHLER Command PRO vertical-shaft engines,” Wegner added.


All three models within the durable new walk-behind mower lineup are backed by KOHLER’s three-year commercial warranty and feature easily accessible maintenance points for simplified service and repairs. For additional product details, please visit


KOHLER, a leader in the commercial turf category, has been manufacturing engines for more than 90 years and pioneered the use of closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) technology in outdoor power equipment. The company has continually enhanced its highly-regarded commercial lineup to help make life easier and more profitable for end users around the globe. KOHLER now offers a full array of gasoline, diesel and gaseous-fueled 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


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; engines and power systems; premier cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit