Lawn Care Forum banner
1 - 20 of 37 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
6,870 Posts
Both my Kawi 23's have been perfect so far. The first one I bought in 2000 without any problems. The other is new this season. Its been flawless up to now also.

The 23 kawi makes a lot of torque, its real nice in thick grass.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
633 Posts
John,
I have a 23 Kawa on my 52" Encore (shaft drive between engine and deck). It's a pretty beefy engine and it has more than enough power for this size machine. I often mow very thick and sometimes wet turf and no indication of the engine laboring. She runs like a clock.

When I bought this mower I asked them what the life expectancy of this engine would be and they said ± 2500 hrs if you maintain the engine at the required regular intervals.

She now has ± 600 hrs and except for regular oil changes and replacing oil, feul and air filters, I've had only but joy out of it. No leaks, no seapage, no usage of oil - touch wood.

The Kawa is a cold blooded engine and even on a hot summer day you want to choke it to start a cold engine in the mornings. Other than that you show her the key and she'll fire up.

I found the engine noise is a little lower than the Kohler, but heck does it matter what the noise levels are after a day sitting on a mower mowing. A few decibells won't make no difference.

Good Luck
PC
 

· Registered
Joined
·
966 Posts
my 23 is running great.well so is my 17 and 12.5
 
1 - 20 of 37 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top