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Kawasaki Kai engine

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by bsaage, May 10, 2006.

  1. bsaage

    bsaage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    What is the difference in 19hp engines on the mini z 44 or 52 and the mini z 42 19hp kawasaki Kai engines?? It seems like the specs are different.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    The 19hp on the Mini Z 44/52 models is a FH series Kawasaki
    The 17hp and 19hp on the Mini Z 36/42 models is a FH series also, but with the KAI designation.
    The Kai's are the newer series engine.
    Here is part of a press release from Kawasaki about the KAI's


    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The flagship line of Kawasaki engines launched last year and designated the FH KAI Series was designed around input from OEMs and a wide variety of end-users. The Japanese word “KAI” (pronounced KYE) means “evolution, advancement and renewal.” This unprecedented new engine lineup raised the performance bar in commercial rider and walk-behind mowers. Now, with the addition of two new vertical-shaft models, Kawasaki has expanded the FH KAI Series to six vertical shaft engines.

    This year, joining the line of proven Kawasaki FH KAI Series engines are the new FH411V KAI and the FH480V KAI. With a displacement of 472cc (28.8 cu. in.), they allow Kawasaki to offer a wider selection of high-torque and reliable power in the revolutionary KAI Series.

    Other KAI Series engines include the FH381V KAI (431cc), the FH430V KAI (431cc), the FH541V KAI (585cc) and the FH580V KAI (585cc).

    All FH KAI Series air-cooled engines use a 90-degree V-twin configuration, virtually eliminating primary vibration for smooth operation, a benefit greatly appreciated by both equipment engineers and equipment operators. They feature redesigned air cleaner and blower housings, new air filter options, internally vented carburetors, an advanced lubrication system design, and enhancements for optimal “startability.”

    Other industry-leading features on the FH KAI engines include pressurized lubrication, electronic spark ignition, and automatic compression release. In addition to its dual-element air cleaner, the new vertical-shaft engines feature an internally-vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid.

    With unparalleled power, durability, and reliability, Kawasaki Engines are the Critical Component for top performance in turf, industrial and construction equipment. For more information about these products or to locate the Kawasaki Engines dealer nearest you, please visit www.kawpowr.com or call 877-KAWPOWR.

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