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23 Kaw?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Gamba, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    For those of you that have kaw 23's how are they doing?
    Thank you so much John:D
  2. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 992

    Good...had a coil go on one with 50 hrs...but manufacturer paid for it.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Thanks dmk
    How have you been?
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Both my Kawi 23's have been perfect so far. The first one I bought in 2000 without any problems. The other is new this season. Its been flawless up to now also.

    The 23 kawi makes a lot of torque, its real nice in thick grass.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Thanks Eric
    I should of asked you first.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Naw, just last. Last word. haha. Just kidding.

    A friend of mine bought the 23 kohler. He's used mine, likes the power of the kawi better.
  7. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I have a 2001 EXMark Lazer Z with the the 23 kw It locked up with 341 hours. It was the A code motor with the short dip stick and thay replaced it at no charge.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Can't go wrong with Kawi. I love my 15! :D
  10. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    I have a 23 Kawa on my 52" Encore (shaft drive between engine and deck). It's a pretty beefy engine and it has more than enough power for this size machine. I often mow very thick and sometimes wet turf and no indication of the engine laboring. She runs like a clock.

    When I bought this mower I asked them what the life expectancy of this engine would be and they said ± 2500 hrs if you maintain the engine at the required regular intervals.

    She now has ± 600 hrs and except for regular oil changes and replacing oil, feul and air filters, I've had only but joy out of it. No leaks, no seapage, no usage of oil - touch wood.

    The Kawa is a cold blooded engine and even on a hot summer day you want to choke it to start a cold engine in the mornings. Other than that you show her the key and she'll fire up.

    I found the engine noise is a little lower than the Kohler, but heck does it matter what the noise levels are after a day sitting on a mower mowing. A few decibells won't make no difference.

    Good Luck

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