Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


 
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-09-2012, 02:42 PM
precisongreen32 precisongreen32 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: toledo ,ohio
Posts: 45
super z efi?

Why can I not buy a super z with efi?
  #2  
Old 12-09-2012, 08:28 PM
hustlermidwest hustlermidwest is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 636
You should be able to this spring( we hope). Today's Kawasaki EFI has too small of a charging system to handle the CPU, our heavy clutch, our cooling fan for the Hyperdrive to keep a fully charged battery. Add a accessory like headlights and we would be having issues. Kawasaki at this time is working on a larger amp (30) charging system for our unit. Once they complete that we will be good to go.

Brian O.
  #3  
Old 01-17-2013, 01:16 PM
Green Mtn. Guy Green Mtn. Guy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Posts: 55
Any updates on when the efi might be avaliable?
  #4  
Old 01-17-2013, 06:17 PM
hustlermidwest hustlermidwest is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 636
I'll reach out to Kawasaki and check with their progress of the higher output charging system.

Brian O
  #5  
Old 01-18-2013, 11:06 AM
hustlermidwest hustlermidwest is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 636
Green mountain guy,
Kawasaki is saying that their upgrading of the charging system on their DFI is moving along. They hope to have a engine ready for our testing possibly in April. Keep in mind Hustler has to get everything tested and certified prior to releasing it to the public. Will it be available this spring... That would be a push. I feel more comfortable saying early summer. I would rather quote you a later date and have it come early than quote you an early date and be wrong.
Thanks for the reminder!

Brian O
  #6  
Old 02-13-2013, 08:09 PM
puppypaws's Avatar
puppypaws puppypaws is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Marshville,NC 28103
Posts: 8,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by hustlermidwest View Post
Green mountain guy,
Kawasaki is saying that their upgrading of the charging system on their DFI is moving along. They hope to have a engine ready for our testing possibly in April. Keep in mind Hustler has to get everything tested and certified prior to releasing it to the public. Will it be available this spring... That would be a push. I feel more comfortable saying early summer. I would rather quote you a later date and have it come early than quote you an early date and be wrong.
Thanks for the reminder!

Brian O
Brian, the minute the DFI is implemented, let me know immediately, I've always been so impressed with the EFI on my other mower, I will probably trade my new 72" for the DFI model.
__________________
Farm Mower
  #7  
Old 04-01-2013, 06:49 PM
TLS's Avatar
TLS TLS is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: N&W Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 7,938
Any further news on this?

Does Kohler offer a higher amp charging system?
__________________
TLS
2004 GMC 2500HD Reg Cab BOSS 9.2 V-Plow
2013 eXmark LazerZ X-Series 60" 34hp EFI (RED) Kohler
2006 Hustler SuperZ 28EFI 60" Power Chute Design OCDC SOLD!
Perma-green Magnum
1996 48" SCAG Belt WB 14hp Kawasaki Classic Deck
Echo 2 strokes PB-755 & SRM 280
Eastman WM20H 20" Commercial Push mower (NEW for 2013)
Commercial Lawnboy trim mower 3-FOR SALE!http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=424203
Solo since 1980
  #8  
Old 04-02-2013, 12:55 PM
hustlermidwest hustlermidwest is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 636
I'm not sure if Kohler offers a higher amp charging system. In the past I have the understanding that Kohler didn't like the position of our Hydro oil cooler and didn't like using their engines with that arrangement. We will be going with the Kawasaki EFI and it should be ready in the near future. Putting out about 30amps.

Brian O
  #9  
Old 08-05-2013, 03:31 PM
Green Mtn. Guy Green Mtn. Guy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Posts: 55
Any new info when the DFI will be available? I'm hoping soon!
  #10  
Old 08-05-2013, 06:50 PM
hustlermidwest hustlermidwest is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 636
Aloha,
We have a couple of the models being tested as I type. The hold back is the charging system putting out enough amps for the CPU, the Clutch and our hydro cooling fan. I'm asked weekly and as soon as I find out I'll tell Puppy Paws as promised and then the world. Sometimes that's the same thing I'm going to the factory on 8-13-13 I'll sniff around.

Brian O
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Page generated in 0.07199 seconds with 8 queries