Anyone using the Kawasaki KBL27B? What's the power output of this engine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tb8100, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a KGT27 and love it. I have an employee that used it one day and has kind of hung onto it, so I will be buying one or two more. Yes the power to weight is fantastic. I do not know if the weight is with the gaurd or not {take mine off anyway} but a 10 pound - 1.6hp machine is hard to beat in my opinion. I have had almost all brands at one time or another and for price, weight and power this is by far my favorite. I have one Husqvarna that is light but can not match the power of the Kaw.
     
  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My advice, spend a LITTLE more and get a KGT27A - outstanding value and power. :usflag:
     
  4. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    same engine? Kawasaki talks about their special "air/fuel" engine that's supposed to be 25% more efficient.

    Is there some sort of literature that shows it to be a 1.6hp?
     
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have never found the HP rating on there site but that is what they claim in there in there ads {like turf magazine} and after using one I would say they would be pretty close.
     
  6. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cool. Do they do well on fuel? I see they have smaller fuel tanks than most.
     
  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I really do not know about fuel. Seems to be fine. I think the smaller tank was to help with the weight. I think all my trimmers have different size tanks I know my Redmaxs seem to last the longest but the tanks are huge.
     
  8. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have no idea what any of my trimmers, blowers, or edgers get fuel economy wise, but I do know my Kaw solid shaft trimmers have plenty of guts and are light. They are a good tool.

    My guys prefer the Echo 261 T High Torque's, while I favor the Kaw's, but my favorite for a quality trimmer is the T270 Shindaiwa. It is heavy, but smooth and powerful.
     
  9. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah the Pro Torque Echos are incredible. Do you prefer the Kaws for the weight, smoothness, or ?? I guess weight, if you prefer the Shindy for smoothness/power.
     
  10. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh, aren't the KGT27s hollow shaft models?
     

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