Anyone using Kawasaki KTF27A trimmers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AllAmericanlawn, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Want to know any experiences or details about this trimmer. How do they stack up to other trimmers. Looking at possibly buying one. Wanting a lighter trimmer.
  2. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,363

    That's one of their models not available for sale in California.

    That must mean it spews out massive amounts of pollution. :D
  3. osr001

    osr001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    This will be my second season with mine and I love it. Plenty of power and light too, around 10# I believe. No problems so far and fires up easily. Over the past 20+ years I have run Kawasaki powered handhelds and they have always been my favorite! If you do buy one PM me and I will tell you how to "tweek" the carb for max performance.
  4. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,052

    Love mine super light and lots of power got from mayo price was 306$ got a video of it on youtube and it allways starts frist pull
  5. cdjones

    cdjones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Have several of them solid piece of equipment no complaints here.
  6. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    what is your youtube channel?
  7. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 460

    purchased two last year and love them. They are very powerful and lightweight and put the echo's I have to shame.
  8. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,313

    I have the Kawi KBL26A and it's the lighest, quietest, and best running trimmer I own. I wish my Stihl's ran half as good. However, it's a dog on power and I mean really weak!!! The bump heads on Kawi's are pure junk and the designer should be shot. I have more probs with the head and the Stihl heads are simple and never act up. I have tried for two years to find a replacement head but the threads that feed into the head are so small, nothing fits it. I think the Kawi's only come with these heads and that's enough to keep me away, no matter how good it runs.
  9. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    i use a honda's gas only 4 stroke...cranks first pull every time even after sitting all winter
  10. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,363

    If I wanted that trimmer, I'd have to have it sent to my buddy in Missouri and then ask him to forward it to California. :D

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