I just bought a lx 188 overall the mower is in good shape needs a throttle cable and had to replace battery 17 hp 48in cut no cracks in hood no rust on deck motor seems to be solid not sure how to tell the year model
Kohler Command Pro engines (CV & CH) have always had hydraulic lifters....... So does some of their LV series (Liquid-Cooled Vertical "Ageis" engines)Nice design Bob....
Far as valves go, I could be wrong but I've always been under the impression that none of the smaller gas motors have hydraulic lifters (no adjustment), all have solid lifters. Both my ZT are like that but setting the valves is easy' least for me'.
They're on Kohler's higher end commercial engines. I guess their startegy is if they're going to get away with banging you for $1,800 - $2,400 for a 25HP V-twin engine, they don't want to take the risk of pissing you off by also having to make you run the valves every 300 hours. Courage (SV) and their late-model KT & KS series engines run solid lifters that need adjustment, but then those are $1,000 Homeowner engines, so they figure you need to work to get to run one of their engines at that price. Kohlers are all made in Hattiesburg now, so I figure they're probably slipping in a "MS Cool" surcharge somewhere in that pricing just to add some more to their profitability and give the finger to the UAW up there in Wisconsin at the same time.😃Didn't know that. Always good to learn new things. My 2 are adjustable rockers.