Kawasaki Blowers and Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SterlingLawn, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. SterlingLawn

    SterlingLawn LawnSite Member
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    I just wanted to get the impressions of those of you that have run Kawasaki blowers and trimmers. I demo'd and was impressed. Dealer is trying to push me in that direction over Shin and Echo. He sells all three.
     
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I Use a Kawasaki Blower. It runs great, plenty of power. Pretty comfy. I have 2 complaints, The Clamp that holds The hose to the unit could be better. Mine was deliverd as tight as it goes and it didn't take long before my hose kept comeing free from mower (Could be the awsome power of blower :) ) This problem easily fixed with different clamp. second problem have is that staps come lose from the bottom of blower alot. This never happens while it's in use but Sometimes I throw it over one shoulder then when I reach around for the second strap it will be loose and I'll have to take blower back off of sholder and reclmp the strap, well usally I just use it over one sholder, But still they could use better methods of attaching these to pieces.

    Trimmer, I have no experience.

    Soupy
     
  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I run the full line of Maruyama trimmers,blowers,edgers Ect... And they have kawasaki engines. I have the same problems as listed above. + these things dont like running in cold weather actually they dont mind running in cold weather they just are hard to start. So they need some carb adjustment right off the bat to get them running better. Could just be mine but after having 11 peices adjusted I dont know about it just being mine.
     
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was at a trade show this year and was able to demo the Kawi's side by side in a bucket of water with all the major brands. Each trimmer had a tachometer mounted to the D-handle so you could see how fast the thing was spinning. Of all the trimmers I tried the Kawi was the strongest and fastest spinning in the water. I was definately impressed with their power and especially with their light weight.
     
  5. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
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    We run a poulan pro bp blower with a kawi engine and it's great. Very powerful alot better then a homelite that's for sure haven't tried anythign else.
     
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
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    they make nice products.........but..BEWARE

    they are going to direct sales online to the public, alot of dealers are not going to carry them anymore, thus service may be tougher!
     
  7. ow man

    ow man LawnSite Member
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    True, they are now selling direct to public. But they just anounced that they also will be selling direct to dealers. Many dealers have shown concern over this matter. They would rather buy from thier distributor as in the past. Make sure your dealer doesnt drop the line just after you purchase, service then may be a little tricky if you dont have another Kawi dealer nearby.
     
  8. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I demoed the new 7000 series Kawasaki BP blower and was very impressed. The power is very impressive to the point were the tube felt like it was going to break out of my hand. Also, it was very quiet. The only thing I did not like was the price... $800 Canadian. An Echo PB650 goes for $699 Canadian.
     
  9. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
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    i have a kbl23 trimmer. i love it!! it doesnt weigh very much and it has little vibration. lots of power in a small package. im gonna get another one this year and a blower hopefully. my old one crapped out (not a kawi)
     
  10. SterlingLawn

    SterlingLawn LawnSite Member
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was pretty sold on the line and you have backed up my dealers confidence. I will check in to the service issue though.
     

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