Hours on a kawasaki

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dgZtrak737, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. dgZtrak737

    dgZtrak737 LawnSite Member
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    How many hours are you guys putting on your kawasaki engines before you trade them in.
     
  2. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    liquid or air cooled?
     
  3. dgZtrak737

    dgZtrak737 LawnSite Member
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    air cooled
     
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kawasaki's are good, tough engines, imo. You should be able to get ~2000 hours or so on them if you are good with up-keep.
     
  5. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah i am not sure what they are rated for, but they are a good engine and two or three thousand hours is not unreasonable with good maintenance. but even more important than the maintenance is how you start and shut it off. always let it idle down for thirty seconds to a minute before shutting the key off. and when starting them, try without the choke for three or four cranks and then choke it with the idle low. keeps the cylinder walls from getting washed down with gas.
     
  6. dgZtrak737

    dgZtrak737 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys, I should be good for another 1000 hours or so.
     
  7. LawnMan883

    LawnMan883 LawnSite Member
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    i have 2300 on my kawasaki liquid cooled. it smokes slightly on startup, but runs great so i keep using it
     

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