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sensor419
10-28-2006, 01:13 AM
Is a 13hp Kawasaki KAI engine powerful enough for a 36" belt drive walk behind?

TNT LawnCare Inc.
10-28-2006, 01:17 AM
Plenty of power get a velke and hold on tight:laugh:

lawnman_scott
10-28-2006, 02:42 AM
I agree. My toro 32 had a 12.5 and lasted for 10 years. Still runs, just is never used anymore.

charmill26
10-28-2006, 02:50 AM
got a 12.5 kohler on my old 36 belt scag. never gets bogged down or anything

geogunn
10-28-2006, 11:21 AM
it seems the answer is thumbs-up on the 13!

GEO :)

6'7 330
10-28-2006, 11:26 AM
A 15 would be better..but the 13 is perfectly adequate for a 36-inch belt. If it were Hydro I'd have second thoughts.

AL Inc
10-28-2006, 11:33 AM
I have two 36" belt drives with the 12.5 Kawi motors. I think that these motors are fine for those machines. It's funny, I remember back in the mid-eighties when the Buntons were the big deal, they had a 48" with an 11 hp Honda on it:laugh:

6'7 330
10-28-2006, 11:42 AM
It's funny, I remember back in the mid-eighties when the Buntons were the big deal, they had a 48" with an 11 hp Honda on it:laugh:

Remember 10Hp Briggs's on a 48 lol.

sensor419
10-28-2006, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm glad to hear that 13hp works well on a 36".

ed2hess
10-28-2006, 07:15 PM
If you plan to do any mulching with outlet closed the 13hp is going to be alittle short unless it has more power than 15hp Kohler?