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Any Experience with 26HP Liquid Cooled Kawasaki?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MBDiagMan, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Has anyone run one of these engines over the long haul? It seems like a liquid cooled engine should last longer.

    Any experience to share?

    Thanks for your comments and have a great day,
  2. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    We have 2 29 Horsepower Liquid Cooled DFI Scags. I will take the liquid cooleds over the Air Cooled any day. :)
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    We have one on a Ferris with a 100 hrs on it so far. It's got plenty of power to run a 60" deck but I definately wouldn't want one on a 72". It will burn a little less gas than an air cooled which I like and it's a lot quieter. So quiet that I can hear my cell phone ring when i'm mowing. It should last twice as long as an air cooled engine.
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    does DFI stand for digital fuel injection?

    if you own an air cooled, or carbed engine, does it not bog like a carbed engine will? I.E. it dumps more gas in when it is bogging.
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I said before they came out that if they would make a simple compact verticle with canister air filtration that produced 25hp or more that it would be a big hit.

    I haven't had the opportunity or the urge to try one for myself yet.
    But I'm sure they are really great and will be a big hit because they'll fit most mowers.
  6. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Thanks for the responses. I bought a Bad Boy Lightening Z with the 26HP Kawasaki Liquid Cooled. I hope to pick it up early next week.

    I really don't know if it is DFI or carbureted. Hopefully I won't be posting any bad news about it at any point in the future.

    Again, thanks for the feedback,
  7. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 472

    It has a carb. Kawi DFI's are only 29 hp.
  8. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Thanks for clearing that up. I made my buying decision before it appeared that it might be a fuel injected engine.

    Have a great day,

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