Kawasaki FH1000V

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  1. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Does anyone know much about Kawasaki's new 999cc engine coming out? The July issue of Landscape Management has a small write-up on it but nothing else. It does say it is a V-twin with 3 valves per cylinder and OHV. It doesn't say, however; how much horsepower? With it being a horizontal shaft model, I know Hustler won't use it :angry: but I'm sure those who will should have a "hoss" turning the blades.:D
     
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    If its a FH1000V its a vertical shaft...not horizontal. It would have to be an FH1000D to be Horizontal :)

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  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wonder if its a 37 or 39 hp model?
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    You know, I don't know why in the world I was thinking horizontal. I think I was focusing on the "FH" part when I was trying to figure the specs out. Thanks for the correction.

    Who knows? Maybe Hustler will finally get a decent powerplant for a 66" or 72" deck.:)
     
  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    What do they use on them currently?

    It looks like Briggs has some 30-36HP Vertical Shaft Vangaurds...

    Looks like Kawasaki maxs at 25-26HP Vertical. And Kohler maxes at 28-30HP Vertical. I know Generac has some larger than 30HP but I wouldnt even consider them for a commercial machine.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Impressive... but I sure hope it's fuel injected and reasonably priced.

    According to my math... it should be 37hp.
     
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 28 generac on a 2003 M-72 tank, about 1400 hours on it. Doing good. Just don't get it wet.:)
    But its less then 30 hp. don't know about, like the 33 generac.
     
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    If memory serves me correct, the article did say it was carburated.

    As for the other question, Hustler's biggest engine options are Kawasaki: 26hp and with Kohler: 30hp. I hear quite a few folks disappointed with the Kohler's on 66" and 72" decks. Me personally, I've always been a Kawasaki fan anyway. My 26hp liquid-cooled has been great but I'd definitely opt for more grunt if my deck size ever increased.:)

    P.S. I don't even consider that Cat diesel an option.
     
  9. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    With the Super Z's it's not necessarily the deck size, but the terrain you're cutting. The speed is nice, But there are some hills that I cannot climb that are a walk in the park for my old Dixie.. As long as I'm on levelish ground I have no power issues... I wish Hustler would offer a regular Z with the E.F.I., the coolers and sus. seat...
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's my thinking too...
    I was thinking more along the lines of one with the Hustler AZT drive.
     

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