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Planet Landscaping
10-25-2002, 07:09 PM
kawi trimmer??? Anybody got em????????????

mdb landscaping
10-25-2002, 07:45 PM
a few people on here have them, and from what ive heard they are pretty good. maybe somebody who has one can back that up.

gogetter
10-25-2002, 07:46 PM
Here's one thread I found using the search. There are others as well.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19133&highlight=kawasaki+trimmer

Likestomow
10-25-2002, 09:57 PM
I just bought two of the KLB23’s this past week and really like them. At only 9 pounds they are lightweight but they have lots o’ power. The on/off switch is color coded which makes it nice. The choke is very accessible and easy to use. The gas tank looks tiny, but it does hold a pint like all the others.

These are a very quiet trimmers. They run and sound different than the Echo 2601 or Husqvarna 325. I bought these so cheap I plan to order a third one on Monday.

Alan Bechard
10-25-2002, 10:46 PM
my wife runs them and is very happy with them. We ran Stihl's prior and have not had any problem out of the two kawasaki's we ran this year. Parts availablity is not as good as others, but then again, all we have needed is bump heads!

Al B

lawn and stump
10-26-2002, 08:25 AM
I had my kawi all summer and like it a lot, but I got the next size up 25-26 cc. Great for trimming the places a 60" mower won't fit.

Mowwithhustler's
10-26-2002, 04:11 PM
I did not know that kawasaki made a weedeater, is it made bye them and them only, or is that just the engien on them we have 2 shiw.

captdevo
10-26-2002, 04:32 PM
i think the kawaski KBL26A is the stongest and lightest trimmer on the market.

i deal redmax, robin, kawasaki, maruyama, shindaiwa and efco....

i've been using a KBL26A for a couple months and it seems to be getting stronger!!!

i sell them for $299 delivered!! email me (sales@rpm-co.com) if ya want to order one!!

http://www.kawpowr.com/turf/images/24569_KBL26A.jpg

Specifications

Model: KBL26A

Displacement: 1.55 cu. in (25.4 cc)

Fuel Tank: 20.3 oz. (0.6 Liter)

Fuel: Gasoline and 2-Stroke Oil (Ratio 50:1)

Max. Power: 1.5 hp/7000 rpm

Decomp w/Exhaust Slit Type

Carburetor: Diaphragm

Plug: NGK BPMR6A

Handle Type: Various Position Loop

Net Weight: 9.9 lbs. (4.5 Kg)

Dimension: 68.0" x 14.0" x 12.6"
(1,728 x 356 x 320 mm)

Noise Level: 90 dB

Blade Kit Available

dlandscaping
10-26-2002, 04:53 PM
Ive got one like it alot. Very light and easy on fuel, but i dont think it has the power of my 26cc echo. I think the echo cuts the grass better.

CSRA Landscaping
10-26-2002, 08:03 PM
KBL26A. Lightweight. Powerful. I love it.

PaulJ
10-26-2002, 09:14 PM
I've ran them in the pst and the Thing I did'nt like about them was the BIG loop handle.
But that wasn't too bad just different.
I guess I could put a different handle on one or just turn it at a diffent angle.

I might be calling you Capdevo.

lawn and stump
10-26-2002, 09:25 PM
I turned the loop handle the other way on my kawi 26a and it's great

John DiMartino
10-26-2002, 09:38 PM
This is the 3rd season on my KBL26,like capt devo said,its getting stronger all the time.Ive had the choke lever snap off,a $3 part,and one of my guys lost the diaphram out of the gas cap,not the trimmers fault,thats all thats happened,its quiet,very smooth,and I can use it for hrs with getting tired,since its so light,and well balanced.Im going to buy another if i ever wear this one out.

corban
10-27-2002, 03:53 AM
I just picked a brand new one up for $120 at a college auction. It is beautiful. Very light, well balanced, very quiet. It sounds kind of like a new Porsche; not so much growl, but more of a humm. It also seems to have a very high rpm on the head.

dmk395
10-27-2002, 12:44 PM
The kawi is twice the trimmer the echo is, just take off the guard and u can really move.

CSRA Landscaping
10-27-2002, 01:00 PM
I'm not saying that's not true about taking the guard off but my experience without the guard wasn't what I would call favorable. I took it off just to test and see how it would do and it bogged way down.

lawnkid
10-27-2002, 01:27 PM
My boss has the Lesco vesion of the Kawasaki trimmer and I like it a lot. It's very light and small in size but has lots of power. It's a hell of a lot better than my Homelite. Next season I'm stepping up to the Stihl FS-85 X-treme.

challenger55
02-01-2003, 11:51 AM
i bought a kawasaki and i love it the only problem with it is i go a kbl34a and it is a little heavy. i am only 14 years old and was wondering if the loop handles our what ever help. i got a good deal off of it for about $320 and it was like $490 thats why i bought it