Kohler integrates electronic throttle body into updated Command Pro 999-cc engine

As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing the mowing experience for commercial cutters, Kohler has integrated an Electronic Throttle Body into its Command PRO EFI 999-cc engine. The new technology electronically controls intake airflow — much like in automobile engines — to optimize power and load response. The Electronic Throttle Body is combined with Kohler’s proven electronic fuel injection (EFI) system, as well as the latest engine cooling technology, in the updated Command PRO EFI 999 cc to deliver a range of benefits, including quick and easy starting, excellent fuel economy, improved durability and enhanced response in challenging mowing conditions.

“I wish everyone who spends time on a mower could try this engine. You can really feel the difference in tall, wet grass,” said Eric Raquet, product manager for Kohler Engines. “Our new Electronic Throttle Body brings some extra muscle to the table, and takes the Command PRO EFI 999 cc to powerful heights of horsepower, torque and reliability.”

Ideal for commercial zero-turn-radius mowers, the Kohler Command PRO EFI 999 cc is available in models between 35 and 38 hp. Durability and performance features are numerous and include large-capacity filters, high-performance spark plugs, hydraulic valve lifters, and a fully integrated oil cooler. For added peace of mind, the engine is also backed by Kohler’s 3-year commercial warranty.

“The new Kohler Command PRO EFI 999 cc with Electronic Throttle Body is another rock-solid option within our EFI lineup, which continues to be the most extensive in the industry,” Raquet added.

The basic mechanics and overall benefits of Kohler’s EFI technology are well known by many in the green industry. The company’s closed-loop system utilizes an oxygen sensor in the engine’s muffler, which continuously monitors the amount of fuel injected. If the fuel mixture strays from an ideal level, the sensor triggers adjustments to the amount of fuel injected into the system. Because EFI systems replace carburetors, carburetor-related issues and repairs are eliminated — including the buildup of damaging residue and carburetor corrosion that can occur when using ethanol-blended gasoline.

Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) attendees are invited to visit booth 7176 to learn more about Kohler’s full EFI engine lineup, including the new Command PRO EFI 999 cc with Electronic Throttle Body. More information can also be obtained online at www.KohlerEngines.com/efi.