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Kawasaki FS730 or Briggs Pro 30HP

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ignote, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. ignote

    ignote LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm looking to get the Scag Freedom Z with the 61 inch deck. It comes with either the Kawasaki FS730 or the B&S Professional Cyclonic Engine. The Kawasaki is 24 hp while the B&S is 30 hp. Which one should I get for homeowner use, 3 hours per week? One dealer doesn't like B&S and won't stock them unless absolutely necessary and the other said that the Kawasaki wasn't strong enough in that mower and prefers the 30 hp B&S. He tested both.


    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    The Kawasaki FS730 will do all you need.


    Engine Type Forced Air-Cooled V-twin 4-cycle Vertical Shaft OHV Gasoline Engine
    Number of Cylinders 2
    Bore x Stroke 3.1 x 3.0 in. (78 x 76mm)
    Displacement 726cm3 (44.3 cu. in.)
    Compression Ratio 8.2:1
    Maximum Power 24.0hp (17.9 kW)/ 3600 rpm
    Maximum Torque 40.0 ft. lbs. (54.2 N•m)/ 2400 rpm
    Oil Capacity 2.2 U.S. qt. (2.1 liter) w/Filter
    Dry Weight (without muffler) 91.5 lbs. (41.5kg)

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