Kawasaki 31hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FastMan, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any issues I should be aware of with in this engine? You guys running one, how's the power, reliability, gas consumption, etc.

  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I've had mine two seasons now and it's done very well. I think it's getting close to 300 hours.

    Very good power for my 60" deck. No problems at all. Honestly, I don't pay attention to "gas consumption" on any of my mowers.
  3. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, lawnspecialties.

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    If you dont mind telling me, what mower is it going on? Some brads have had issues that others havent. But gas comsuption on the 31hp in "normal" mowing will burin around 1.6-1.8 GPH.
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    I run a 72" Super Z with the 31 Kawi. 2.5 months and 120hrs and it runs well with no issues. Getting under 1.5 GPH mowing in a mixture of conditions.
  6. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mohustler, it's on a Wright ZK I'm considering. Is that one of the brands you know of that have had issues?

    Thanks for the feedback, djagusch. Sounds like you're getting pretty good GPH performance. Especially for a 72.
  7. Smithco Lawncare

    Smithco Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I have the ZK, no problems so far!

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