Originally Posted by The Kid
An under rated 29 would be OK. An over rated 25.5 I have concerns about. I haven't picked it up or tested it. I was told by the dealer and all that worked there that the 801 had 29hp.
It's the exact same engine that it has always been, only now it is correctly rated at 25.5 hp (after the class action lawsuit regarding manu's way over rating their engines). Kawi is rating them accurately. Others like Kohler are slowly coming a round to the correct ratings. It'll do what it always did, and be plenty of engine for 99% of the mowing you'll likely ever do.