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Jpeg lawn maintenance
11-25-2009, 05:20 PM
Does anyone know anything about these motors good bad ? its on a scag 36inch belt drive. Any input helps.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
11-25-2009, 10:00 PM
bump need info

G.M.Landscaping
11-25-2009, 11:15 PM
I guess your talking about the one in erie. For $1800 I'd be looking for a hydro before buying another belt, since you allready own one. That is a nice mower thou, and that's a Kai motor it looks like. Good engine and plenty of power for a 36" belt.

Are you going to replace the Lesco for this one?

Jpeg lawn maintenance
11-25-2009, 11:25 PM
I guess your talking about the one in erie. For $1800 I'd be looking for a hydro before buying another belt, since you allready own one. That is a nice mower thou, and that's a Kai motor it looks like. Good engine and plenty of power for a 36" belt.

Are you going to replace the Lesco for this one?

ya i am going to buy it tommrow if everytihng goes well i am giving the lesco to my dad. i have a hydro stander already just need walk behind now. this mower is nice.

DT Lawn Care
11-26-2009, 12:32 AM
I would personally stay away from the KAI series. Though they are a popular motor, many many of them are having issues around 400-600 hours. A lot of them are also burning or leaking oil. JMO, but I would stay with Kohler or a different model of Kawa, say the older 420V.

$1800 for a belt 36" sounds high priced too.

Groh's Mows
11-26-2009, 08:45 PM
Have one on a 2006 Scag 36 wb. It has over 300 hrs and has never burned a drop of oil. About avg on fuel from my experience. Lots of power and starts easier than the old Kawasaki 14 horse engines I have used in the past. I used a Scag with the 15 hp Kohler and did not like it nearly as well. Also has the best 2 stage air cleaner on a wb imo.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
11-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Have one on a 2006 Scag 36 wb. It has over 300 hrs and has never burned a drop of oil. About avg on fuel from my experience. Lots of power and starts easier than the old Kawasaki 14 horse engines I have used in the past. I used a Scag with the 15 hp Kohler and did not like it nearly as well. Also has the best 2 stage air cleaner on a wb imo.

thank you very much fr your input check my thread tommrowo i will have pics up of my new mower

ALC-GregH
11-27-2009, 07:45 AM
The 16hp KAI series is a very good running engine.

Hey, it's tomorrow, where's the pics? :D

Jpeg lawn maintenance
11-27-2009, 11:00 AM
go to my jjpeg lawn maintenance thread. i have some there