28 Kawi Engine user's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNT LawnCare Inc., Jul 4, 2007.

  1. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Guys Happy 4th !:usflag: Ive read all the post on the 28 Kawi. Wanted to know so far for this year ,you guys running the 28 Kawi .How do you like the power and performance of this new motor?? How is this Baby doing for you ! Were looking at a Exmark AS Z with the 28 Kawi . Hows the power over the 25 Kohler Thanks !:waving:
     
  2. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a new 28 horse kaw. put on my John Deere 737 ZTR this spring. I have put over 140 hours on it so far. Runs very smooth and good deal more power than the 23 kaw. that was on the mower before.
     
  3. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Iam assuming you noticed a big change in power ? How does the fuel economy seem ?
     
  4. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bump !LOL THKS
     
  5. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No body has the new 28 kawi ???
     
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    powerful but thirsty on my Exmark Lazer AS. 100hr oil changes,

    you need more information?
     
  7. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you feel it was worth getting or do you wish you'd gone with the 25 kohler ? THKS CAPTKEN
     
  8. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No regrets. The machine is a beast. It will mow at top speed all day. I'll take all the ponies I can get.

    About 9hrs run time on a set of tanks, AS series.

    Changed oil at 100hrs, still looked new. Switched over to Shell Rotella T 15W-40. Overkill on using this oil, Shell's highest quality heavy-duty engine oil. after 100hrs still looks like new oil. I run that in my F350 diesel. Oil is still very slippery when changing it.

    Quiet running I think. It is quieter than the 25hp Kawasaki on my Hustler Z.

    I only run Kawasaki on my mowers. Wouldn't want to run another brand, then thats me. I have heard some negatives about Kohler.

    No problem with this engine, total engine run time 265hrs.
     
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 28 kawi on our new eXmark 60" is a very strong motor. We like the power it has. It runs through thick tall stuff without a hiccup.

    Its a very quiet running motor. It took it a week or 2 for the motor to really loosen up and all the HP to really show up.

    Ken is correct, its a little more of a thristy motor than our 23's are. But the added work it covers makes it worth every penny.

    I would not hesistate to buy another one.
     
  10. C&K

    C&K LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 295

    We have the Lazer AS with the 28hp kaw. We couldn't be happier with it thus far. Very good choice in my opinion. Very good value for the mower with the 28.
     

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