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Confused about Kawasaki engines

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Mansfield, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Mansfield

    Mansfield LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I see the Hustler has a 19 hp Kawasaki KAI engine. What is the difference from the 19 HP Kawasaki that is not KAI?

    What is the exact engine number used by Hustler?

    I went out to a website www.kawpowr.com and I saw the FH580V 19 HP and I saw the FH580V KAI 19 HP but they both have identical info regarding the two motors.

    So what is the difference?

  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,764

    We use the 19 KAI on our Mini Z 42" model.
    We use the 19 std on our Mini Z 52" model.

    The Kai model and spec is FH580V-S36-R
    For some reason I don't have the other model and spec with me, I will get it tomorrow and post it.

    The Kai is the newer series engine.

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