Anyone notice that a $3000 cub has a better engine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Liquidfast, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    than a more expensive Ferris ZTR??? My cub resi has a 22 hp kawi and the Ferris has a 19 hp kawi. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    yes but for what i hear those are resi engines on the cub a commercial engine on the ferris. i dont know if im right but thats what ive heard.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    To the best of my knowledge, Kawasaki only makes one line.
  4. mowtech

    mowtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Kawasaki in general does not make consumer engines. The exception is that they make a consumer version of the FJ180V 6.0 hp lawnmower engine, but I'm not aware that anyone is using it.

    In their air-cooled V-twin vertical shaft FH series from 13 hp thru 19 hp they offer two versions: the standard version and the "KAI" version. The KAI version has some improvements over the standard series, but both are considered commercial grade. Another difference can be the air cleaner. The 19 hp can come with an optional canister style air cleaner as can the larger engines.

    Note that Kawasaki does not make a 22 horsepower engine. They make a 21 hp and 23 hp.
  5. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. mowtech

    mowtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Kawasaki does not make a 22 hp air cooled engine.
  7. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    To clarify which engine is on the 50" residential ZTR we need a volunteer to look at the mower and get the engine number.

  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    If you go to CubCadet's website, you can clearly see a 22hp Kawi engine. The picture isn't clear enough to catch the model # though.

    My guess....It's a 23hp running at 3450 rpm or something. Maybe a quieter more restrictive muffler?
  9. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I went to TSC today to check and this one (Pittsfield Ma.) has a Kaw. 23hp
  10. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    There you go a 23 HP Kawasaki in it --- probably with the
    RPM's turned down to give: a 22 HP as rated by the manufacturer.

    Now my 54" tank has a 23 HP Kawasaki the FH 680V.
    Look at the chart from Kawasaki it shows the FH 680V developing 22 HP at 3200 RPM.


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