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27HP Kawasaki?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mikegyver, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Looking at a mower w/ a 27HP Liquid cooled Kawi. Anyone have experience as far as ease of maintenance/fuel consumption/length of life?
  2. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Anyone have experience w/ this engine?
  3. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    mine has over 2000 hours no issues cuts great, quiet, never get hot. It's on an exmark doesn't burn oil. doesn't use coolant.
  4. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    1.3gph on a turf tiger. I like the donaldson filter on it compared to stock air filter.
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  5. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    The one i am looking at is on a Scag Cougar. Why not put the coolant in it?
    This one has the thin round air filter on top of the engine is that OK?
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,978

    If you are refering to newtostone's post, I think you misread his statement. He said that it doesn't use coolant.
  7. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Yes. I missread that. Sorry.
  8. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    05 toro 27 kawi 3120 hrs runs like the day I bought it. Only had to replace the flywheel and starter. (my guys are idiots) thumbs up
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  9. bonzo1012

    bonzo1012 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 55

    I have one on my leaf loader, LOTS of power.
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I would worry more about the machine than the engine.

    Check for visible coolant leaks (engine and radiator).

    If it has a ton of hours on it, it could probably use a valve adjustment, though they weren't as sensitive to this as the A/C'd Kawi's.

    I don't know much about the Cougar, but never remember hearing tons of good things about them.

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