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kawasaki weedeaters, edgers, trimmers???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captdevo, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I was thinking of dealing and using kawasaki trimmers, edgers, and weedeaters. I would like all feedback, good and bad. I have used a couple of whips that seemed pretty tough, but never used any other equip.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    They are much lighter than my stihls. I do not know about the power though. Just because something says higher hp or cc's does not necessarily mean it can get it to the shaft. One thing I did not like about the kawi was the loop handle was huge. Just walking around acting like I was using it was hitting me in the leg and not very comfortable. The bad dealer I HAD, was a dealer for these. They would not fuel one up and let me demo it.
  3. 1st impressions

    1st impressions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58


    I own 2 Kawasaki KBL23A string trimmers and am going out today to pick up a third one. For the price they are hard to beat. They are really light especially for the power they put out. The average price I paid was about $225.
    Last year I did have a clutch burn out but it was covered under warranty and the dealer gave me a loaner. I always hope to get 2 years out of my 2-cycle equipment and I feel Kawasaki will do that.
    The other trimmer that I really liked was the Shindaiwa T20. It too was light and powerful but it was tough getting replacement parts for. I have things are better now. Price is the same as the Kaw.

    P.s. The loop handle never bothered me. You can always take a handle off an old trimmer.

  4. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Hey, thanx for the response!!

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