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16hp kawlisaki vtwin motor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jpeg lawn maintenance, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    Does anyone know anything about these motors good bad ? its on a scag 36inch belt drive. Any input helps.
     
  2. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    bump need info
     
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I guess your talking about the one in erie. For $1800 I'd be looking for a hydro before buying another belt, since you allready own one. That is a nice mower thou, and that's a Kai motor it looks like. Good engine and plenty of power for a 36" belt.

    Are you going to replace the Lesco for this one?
     
  4. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    ya i am going to buy it tommrow if everytihng goes well i am giving the lesco to my dad. i have a hydro stander already just need walk behind now. this mower is nice.
     
  5. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I would personally stay away from the KAI series. Though they are a popular motor, many many of them are having issues around 400-600 hours. A lot of them are also burning or leaking oil. JMO, but I would stay with Kohler or a different model of Kawa, say the older 420V.

    $1800 for a belt 36" sounds high priced too.
     
  6. Groh's Mows

    Groh's Mows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Have one on a 2006 Scag 36 wb. It has over 300 hrs and has never burned a drop of oil. About avg on fuel from my experience. Lots of power and starts easier than the old Kawasaki 14 horse engines I have used in the past. I used a Scag with the 15 hp Kohler and did not like it nearly as well. Also has the best 2 stage air cleaner on a wb imo.
     
  7. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    thank you very much fr your input check my thread tommrowo i will have pics up of my new mower
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    The 16hp KAI series is a very good running engine.

    Hey, it's tomorrow, where's the pics? :D
     
  9. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    go to my jjpeg lawn maintenance thread. i have some there
     

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