Kawasaki commercial equipment?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, May 22, 2007.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
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    Any one familar with Kawasaki equipment like, hedge trimmer's, blower's etc.
     
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have an edger I bought last year. IMO, it has more power per cc than other units but at the same time, I've had a couple of minor problems with it that I haven't had with my RedMax or Shindaiwa stuff. To make a long story short, they have their strengths and weaknesses just like everyone else.

    Are they worth buying? Sure.:)
     
  3. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Steer clear of Kawasaki trimmers, blowers, etc. There's no need to create any more problems for yourself than you might already have.

    You be safe with Stihl, Shindaiwa, RedMax, and/or Echo (Commercial Products). IMO, it seems like Stihl is the most dependable choice, especially when it comes to a commercial trimmer.

    As for Kawasaki, until they decide to get serious about manufacturing commercial trimmers and blowers :nono: , they really need to continue maintaining the quality of their commercial mower engines. :weightlifter:
     
  4. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
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    I completely disagree with TPLawnPro's opinion; I've been using Kawasaki trimmers and edgers for 3 years now with absolutely no problems.

    Their power-to-weight ratio is very high and they are VERY dependable.
     
  5. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fantastic! Enjoy Them!
     
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Guys I dont want to start a pissin' match,lol. I just really never heard of them selling anything but motors. Our local Lesco dealer started selling them this year and they have a articulating hedge trimmer I was interested in. A friend of mine bought 2 string trimmers and so far he said they are doing great, just wanted some more feed back.:waving:
     
  8. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
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    I've only been using the KGT27A line trimmer for about a month, but so far I am very happy with it.
     
  9. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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    No problem. I see that you have 11 years of experience, and you also have some really good commercial equipment. "In my opinion", going with Kawasaki trimmers or blowers would be a backwards move for you.

    Do this - go to a local shop that sells RedMax, Stihl or Echo Commercial Equipment. Get your hands a piece of commercial equipment manufactured by any of these brands that I have mentioned. Lastly, compare the quality of commercial construction between any of them to a Kawasaki trimmer, blower or hedge trimmer product. :walking:
     
  10. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, I do own primarily RedMax and Shindaiwa. But of the three edgers I own (two RedMax and one Kawasaki), I still prefer to grab the Kawasaki before the others. One of my RedMax's is only two months old but I still prefer the Kawasaki. My employees prefer the RedMax's.

    Moral of the story: Opinions are like tailholes. We all have one and when you look at them up close, they're all different. :laugh:
     

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