Kohler introduced the Command PRO dual-fuel CH440DF engine at World of Concrete 2020 in Las Vegas, NV in the US. The new model, which is available globally, can operate on gasoline or propane, depending on fuel levels, preference or task.
This horizontal-shaft, single-cylinder, four-cycle engine is part of the Kohler Command PRO lineup, which ranges between 4.5 and 14 horsepower gasoline engines designed to power a wide variety of tools on the jobsite, including concrete saws, compactors, trowels, portable generators and larger products like power buggies.
The engine can switch between fuels simply by moving a lever left or right.
“Our users depend on Kohler to provide offerings that meet their diverse needs on the job site,” said Ben Marotz, marketing manager for Kohler Engines. “This engine provides great versatility, in addition to durability, reliability and consistent performance.”
Marotz noted rental businesses will appreciate the CH440DF because it will allow them to meet different customer demands with one engine. In many cases, businesses will be able to avoid stocking two versions of the same machine due to customer power preferences. The engine’s ability to run off propane will also appeal to those aiming to be environmentally responsible and reduce their equipment’s carbon footprint.
The CH440DF comes with Kohler’s Quad-Clean four-stage cyclonic air cleaner for protection against dirt and debris; Fuel Secure automatic fuel line shutoff for clean starts on jobsites; a large fuel tank for longer runtime; cast-iron cylinder liners and forged-steel crankcases for durable operation; and Oil Sentry protection which automatically shuts down the engine in low-oil conditions.