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dfor
10-10-2004, 04:02 PM
The FH 451v has 494 cc and the FH 430v has 431cc. Here is the link.
http://www.kawasaki.com/kengine/index.html
They are both 15 hp. The 494 is the one that looks just line the 17 hp engine. A new 48" Lesco that I am looking at has the FH451v, which makes me a little leary. Any thoughts on the difference in cc's. Thanks.

dfor
10-10-2004, 04:18 PM
Another question I have is, how can 2 Kawasaki 15 hp engines have different cc's?

Travis Followell
10-10-2004, 04:54 PM
The higher cc engine probibly has a bigger carburetor taht feeds the engine more fuel/air mixture to give it the extra power. The lower cc engine is probibly just a cheaper version of the 15 hp engine.

Fareway Lawncare
10-10-2004, 06:04 PM
Funny...The Lower cc 15hp Looks like the new KAW series w/the improved air filter that replaced the 451v w/the vertical air cleaner....

Envy Lawn Service
10-10-2004, 07:57 PM
The FH430V is the new KAI series w/improved air filtration.
I wouldn't give this another thought.


Just so you know, 21-25hp are ALL 675cc engines. CC's are not an issue.

Fareway Lawncare
10-10-2004, 08:24 PM
Have noticed the "improved" KAI series air filters collect dirt much faster than the verticals ever did. Not sure if they're actually an improvement or just a means to avoid the complaints Kaw got from difficulty applying the foam to the verticals....