Family grows with addition of new FX850V-EFI
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 1, 2016)--- Kawasaki’s new FX850V-EFI engine is the latest member of it’s growing family of engines utilizing the most technologically advanced EFI system ever built by the company. It incorporates a fully integrated electronic governor (e-Gov) and an advanced ECU that instantly matches power to cutting load and ground speed. These new features will allow professional landscapers to mow lawns more efficiently with Kawasaki performance and reliability they have come to expect.
Developed specifically with the commercial market in mind, the all-new Kawasaki EFI system is available on select models of FX Series and FS Series engines, with plans to incorporate it in additional models. The FX850V-EFI joins two other units that currently employ the user-friendly EFI system: FX730V-EFI, and FS730V-EFI.
Commercial usage has demanding needs, and this system responds with features focused on those needs. Helping to avoid typical hillside mowing slowdowns, the load-matching e-Gov system keeps drive wheels and cutting blades working at peak productivity. The elimination of power loss through the entire load range lets operators move quickly through almost any turf conditions. Kawasaki’s legendary cutting power allows users to cover wider areas at a faster pace, serving up uniform results.
Designed to provide the utmost in support to professional landscapers, these powerplants—ranging from 25.5HP to the 29.5HP output in the new FX850V-EFI--are feature-laden entries in Kawasaki’s already strong family of engines.
Among some of the design and operational highlights:
- Multi-port sequential fuel injection for high-precision fuel delivery maximizing power per stroke and fuel economy
- High pressure “returnless” fuel system offers consistent fuel delivery and smooth operations in high temperature situations
- An ECU that continuously monitors ambient conditions and engine performance, delivering optimum power and efficiency in all situations, regardless of weather conditions
- No need for cold-start choke, automatic enrichment to assure fast, dependable starts in any type of weather—cold or hot, wet or dry.
- Engine temperature monitoring guards against overheating while protecting the landscapers’ investment
- Optimum blade tip speed—critical to reducing the need for re-cuts—is aided via the system’s power/load matching which helps make for a clean cut on the first go-around.
The open-loop design is at the core of this system’s reliability for tough commercial use. And furthering Kawasaki’s approach to simplifying the job for commercial applications, the all-new EFI is matched by a PC or tablet plug-in diagnostic system for quick, easy troubleshooting, accurate service, and helps minimize downtime. Kawasaki maintained the same footprint as its carbureted engine models so upgrading to EFI is clean and easy.
Similar to all Kawasaki engines, the EFI engines feature SAE Certified Critical Power™ ensuring that engines deliver a minimum of 98 percent of rated horsepower for the needed productivity commercial users can count on.
Kawasaki currently markets more than 40 general purpose engines, most of which are produced by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. in its Maryville, Mo. facility which has turned out in excess of eight million units.
Kawasaki Engines, a division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., distributes gasoline engines for landscape, industrial, and consumer markets. The division is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. It sells to and services customers through a network of more than 40 OEMs, 15 distributors, and more than 7,700 independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, select countries in Central and South America, and the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, including Guam.