Kawasaki KRB750 bp blower intro and review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I purchased a Kawasaki KRB750 backpack blower from WiseSales Friday and it got here on Saturday. Thanks for the input from everyone who bought from them and obviously I'm very pleased receiving the blower the next day. I plan to do a thorough review with pics as I use it more (the only only thing I've done so far is blow out my garage and some compost pile in my garden) as I haven't seen much at all said or reviewed about it on lawnsite. I'm already "blown away" by the power, but I have to say it won't take to much to impress me as I've only ever used handhelds until now. I'll keep you updated on what I think.
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Post some pics. There's only the one on Kawi's site. Get some closer shots too if you can.
     
  3. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok will do. Lots of leaves all ready down here. I start my weekly leaf cleanups tomorroh.
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep in mind that it will get a little more powerful after it breaks in. Sometimes the throttle response is a little poor at first too. Kawi has been making backpack blowers for a long time...the first BP blower I ever ran was a Kawi back in the mid 80s.
     
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    I'm going to have to buy new handhelds all the way across the board. I've never had any handhelds gain 50% more power after I started using them. Looks like I need to head to the nearest Kawi dealer and buy all new equipment. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive had the HRB 750A for around 3 years now. PROS: Yes, love the power from a pretty lightweight backpack. CONS: not as heavy duty as something like a redmax (yes I have both)... AND wait till you need to replace a part on these kawi backpacks. The prices on these parts are rediculous. Im not replacing anthing else on mine, Im going to run it till it needs new straps (already on 2nd set and have already duct taped these) then sell it for parts or throw away. Broke recoil spring, $90 to replace the recoil spring and housing, new straps about $90... etc. Stuff that is going to wear out is about 2x the cost of replacements on the redmax.
     
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Say WHAT? I done went out and bought all new Kawi stuff.
     
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    OMG me too. In fact I have them all running with zip ties on the throttles to break them in quicker as I type this!
     
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I believe somebody might done ripped you off.

    Starter 49088-2556

    http://tewarehouse.com/490882556

    http://www.norfolkpower.com/pages/OemParts?aribrand=LPD#%2fKawasaki_Engine%2fKRB750A-A2_Blower_KRB750A%2fSTARTER%2fKRB750A-A2%2f99907-27660081

    Straps

    http://www.norfolkpower.com/pages/OemParts?aribrand=LPD#/Kawasaki_Engine/KRB750A-A2_Blower_KRB750A/FRAME%2f%2fCOUPLING/KRB750A-A2/99907-27660121

    http://tewarehouse.com/92072W005
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,906

    He may have been off on the starter assembly price going by your links, but he was darn close on the shoulder straps, since most likely he was talking about replacing them both at the same time (which most guys do), and according to your links, they'd be just a hair under $90 for two.

    Still, none of that would stop me from buying one if it fit me well. Especially for the price right now with the $50 mail in rebate.
     

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