12 November 2019, 09:50
The smartphone application for the monitoring and maintenance of Kohler engines
An exceptionally high level of technology is one of the cornerstones which allows Kohler to hold a leading position in the off-road engines sector. Technology is not only a feature of Kohler’s products, but also of all the company’s services, especially after sales. Fitting into this area is the new KOHLER® Check App, a new smartphone application for the monitoring and maintenance of Kohler engines.
KOHLER® Check App is a direct line between the end user and Kohler: gone are the days when users would find themselves alone in the field, attempting to solve problems by trial and error without any support.
KOHLER® Check App provides the end user with a series of advantages which streamline and simplify engine management compared to the past. It is possible to register an unlimited number of engines in order to keep track of your entire fleet of Kohler engines, making the app extremely advantageous both for end users and for hire companies.
For each engine entered, KOHLER® Check App creates a general overview of the engine’s condition, in other words a profile which provides the engine’s characteristics and its documentation, including video tutorials which show how to replace spare parts and use and maintenance handbooks, thus creating a direct channel to Kohler’s official documentation.
KOHLER® Check App users enjoy a unique discount on Kohler Genuine Spare Parts: 20% off the first purchase, and 10% off all subsequent purchases via the app. These are the lowest prices available anywhere for the purchase of Kohler Genuine Spare Parts.
The user-friendly interface of the online shop provides you with a precise view of the parts required for maintenance of each individual engine, and you can purchase them by selecting which authorised distributor to use.
You can then pay via PayPal directly from the app, and receive your order at the specified address, or else collect the part and make payment at any of the official Kohler network locations specified in the app.
After entering the engine’s serial number during the registration phase, KOHLER® Check App displays all information necessary for maintenance of the engine, allowing the end user to manage it in a completely independent manner. KOHLER® Check App’s notification system sends information on scheduled and extraordinary maintenance intervals and their expiry.
As well as managing maintenance and ordering Genuine Spare Parts to be delivered to the specified address, KOHLER® Check App also allows you to run general diagnostics on your engine. In order to perform diagnostics on the engine status, KOHLER® Check App connects via Bluetooth to a dongle installed directly on the engine for the definition of scheduled maintenance intervals. If the dongle determines the need for extraordinary maintenance, the app allows you to contact the Kohler authorised service network directly.
Two dongle versions are available: Basic, which measures the engine’s vibrations and uses an algorithm to establish the maintenance intervals, generating a series of indications which will be displayed on KOHLER® Check App; and Plus, available for engines with Deutsch connector, which allows an even more precise reading of working hours to be taken, as it communicates directly with the control unit. The dongles will be available for purchase starting from the second quarter of 2020, and are not included in the discount offered by KOHLER® Check App.
Each time you make a purchase, KOHLER® Check App allows you to search the official dealers and distributors in Kohler’s service network to select one for delivery of the purchased parts. Making use of the official network ensures you always receive Genuine Spare Parts, and allows you to make use of all the warranty services provided by the company.
Source: KOHLER Engines