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Kohler Courage Vertical Engine — 597cc, 1in. x 3.16in. Shaft, Model# PA-SV540-3202

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Kohler 597cc Courage Vertical Engine. Kohler engines deliver even more power for consumer applications in the lawn and garden market. Courage single cylinder, vertical shaft, OHV engines are made to last. Provides the power more professionals demand and feature easier starting and maintenance along with quieter operation. Key features: Large displacement engine with more power that enables more work to be done. Modulated cooling fan reduces engine noise and improves cooling. Easy, quick starting. Maintenance points allow the consumer to easily check oil and air filter. Common applications: Garden tractors, lawn tractors, rear engine riders and consumer zero turn radius. U.S.A.

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Features + Benefits

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  •  User friendly maintenance with easy access oil check and fill and an inverted crankcase and for leak-proof operation and easy oil change
  •  High power performance with OHV design for incredible efficiency, twin-cam design for better cooling, more power and a longer engine life, large 600cc size for reserve torque; perfect for tough jobs, pressurized lubrication with filter to ensure performance at extreme angles and an internally vented carburetor
  •  Quiet, smooth operation thanks to a dual-reciprocating balancer that reduces operator fatigue
  •  CARB and EPA emission certified
  • Easy dependable starts with an extra large starter

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Item#70182
Ship Weight81.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc)597
Start TypeElectric
ApplicationGarden tractors, lawn tractors, rear engine riders, consumer zero turn radius
Engine TypeCourage SV540 Twin Cam–OHV
Rated Power (HP)18
Torque (ft./lbs.)32.1
Displacement (cu. in.)36.4
Shaft OutputVertical
Shaft Diameter (in.)1
Shaft Length (in.)3 5/32
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side)Counterclockwise
Cylinders (qty.)1
Cylinder BoreCast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)3.7 x 3.4
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Fuel TankNot included
Fuel TypeGasoline
Oil Capacity (qt.)1.6
Lubrication SystemFull pressure
Ignition SystemElectronic
CarburetorInternally vented
Max. RPM3,600
Auto Compression ReleaseYes
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)19 3/8 x 16 3/8 x 12 7/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)Yes

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Engine Displacement (cc)
597 725 674 725 725
Start Type
Electric Electric Electric Electric Electric
Application Garden tractors, lawn tractors, rear engine riders, consumer zero turn radius Husqvarna lawn tractor Sod cutter, greens mower, walk-behind and zero-turn mowers, golf cart, aerator, blower and more Walk-behind mower, zero-turn mower, garden tractor WAWB, Zero-turn mowers, garden tractors
Engine Type Courage SV540 Twin Cam–OHV Gas vertical Gas vertical Air cooled Gasoline/air
Rated Power (HP)
18 25 23 25 27
Torque (ft./lbs.)
32.1 41 at 2,400 RPM 40.2 @ 2,400 RPM 41 at 2,400 RPM 42 at 2,800 rpm
Displacement (cu. in.)
36.4 44 41 725 725
Shaft Output
Vertical CCW CCW CCW CCW
Crankshaft - Hardened Hardened Hardened Hardened
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1 1.125 1 1 1/8 1.125
Shaft Length (in.) 3 5/32 4.3 3.16 3 5/16 3.16
Shaft Keyway (in.)
- 0.25 0.25 1/4 0.25
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) - 7/16–20 UNF 1.5 x 7/16 - 20 UNF 7/16–20 UNF 7/16–20 UNF
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise CCW CCW CCW CCW
Gear Reduction - - No - -
Bearing Type
- Sleeve PTO sleeve bearing Sleeve Sleeve
Cylinders (qty.)
1 2 2 2 2
Cylinder Bore
Cast iron Cast iron cylinder liner Cast iron cylinder liner Cast iron liner Cast iron liner
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3.7 x 3.4 3.3 x 2.6 3 x 2.6 3.3 x 2.6 3.3 x 2.6
Compression Ratio
8.5:1 9:1 8.5:1 9:1 9:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air Air Air Air
Air Cleaner Type
- Dual element air cleaner Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Not included - No - -
Fuel Type Gasoline Gas Gas Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Pump
- Pulse fuel pump Pulse Yes Pulse style
Fuel Filter
- Large capacity in-line fuel filter Large capacity in-line fuel filter Yes Yes
Oil Capacity (qt.)
1.6 2 2 2 2
Lubrication System
Full pressure Full pressure lubrication Full pressure Full pressure Full pressure
Low Oil Alert
- Oil Sentry, shipped disconnected Oil Sentry, shipped disconnected Yes Yes
Low Oil Shutdown
- Oil Sentry, shipped disconnected Oil Sentry, shipped disconnected Yes Yes
Ignition System
Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Governor System
- Variable speed Variable speed Mechanical Mechanical
Carburetor
Internally vented Smart Choke carb with high-performance accelerator pump High performance accelerator pump carburetor Smart choke Smart choke
Throttle Control
- Remote Remote Remote Remote
Choke Control
- Remote Remote Remote Remote
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps - 20 20 amp alternator, regulated 20A regulated 20 A regulated
Muffler Included
- No No Yes Yes
Auto Compression Release Yes - No - -
Bolt Circle (in.)
- 10-in. mounting base 10-in. mounting base 10 10
Mounting Base L x W (in.)
- 10-in. mounting base 10-in. mounting base 10 in. bolt circle 10 in. bolt circle
Mounting Bolt Pattern L x W (in.) - 10-in. mounting base 10-in. mounting base - 10 in. bolt circle
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
19 3/8 x 16 3/8 x 12 7/8 21 x 17 3/4 x 14 21.2 x 17.7 x 14.3 21 x 17 3/4 x 14.3 21 x 17 3/4 x 14
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes