Kawasaki Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ky-lawn-guy, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. ky-lawn-guy

    ky-lawn-guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I was just at my local lawn shop today and he was trying to sell me on the kawasaki trimmers. I did pick one up and they were pretty light, comparable to my echos. He tried to explain that because all the larger kawasaki engines are so clean, they can make these like the older shidaiwas and run a little "more dirty" which means they have more power and torgue. Has anyone used these trimmers or other kawasaki 2-cycle stuff? Would you recommend them?
  2. tm ent.

    tm ent. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    i just bought a kawasaki trimmer about 3 weeks ago and I love it. Best starting I've ever had. I've had no problems so far. When I bought it they said they sold over 100 units last year and only had 2 come back for repair. One had been run over the other was flooded in hurricane Katrina. It starts and runs much better than my echo edger.:drinkup:
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i hane a kbl 26a trimmer and love it 1.5 horse engine it is very strong. i also have the comperable kawi edger and i love it too.
  4. totallawncare912

    totallawncare912 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    i own 2 Kawasaki trimmer a KBL26A and a KBL34A brushcutter they are smoother than any other trimmer out there they both start on the second pull and are very light weight and are cutting fools and the handle is very comfortable. i have worked on them also and parts are alot cheaper then shindaiwa and redmax, DONT LIKE ECHO ITS JUNK SO IS STIHL, I run Kawasaki trimmers, shindaiwa T270 trimmer, shindaiwa LE261 Edger, Redmax ebz8000 blower and a redmax CHT2400 Hedge trimmer i love my combo works great for me also have a Great Dane 52in ZTR chariot
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i have had kawi powered hedge trimmers for 15 yrs -never one single problem.
  6. pgoulding

    pgoulding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I just bought a KTR27A over the winter to use this season. I havent really gotten to use it yet, but it is very light and has a lot of power for how much it weights. I would recomend a kawi trimmer.
  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    I recommend them also!

  8. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I have been considering purchasing them, also. I have a dealer 5 minutes from my house. However, I am having trouble deciding which model to buy. Power to weight ratio is is the most important thing to me. Is the flex shaft better or the flex shaft? Any suggestions? :usflag:
  9. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I have some hedge trimmers and they are sweet cut great by far better than stihl .And they start better than anything ive got. Getting ready to purchase a string trimmer some , my echo is getting sick.:usflag:
  10. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I had a BP that was a few years old that I ran for one whole season with no filter or cover and it still works great, but is a back up now. The only complaint is the fact the air filter cover would not stay on after a few years and I tried replacing it 2 times and that is why I just said heck with the filter all together.

    I also have a trimmer and hedge trimmer. I will probably faze the echo's that I have out and go all Kawi in the future.

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