Kawasaki Becomes Exclusive Engine Supplier to Excel Industries
The Engine and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp, U.S.A., has announced an exclusivity arrangement to supply engines for inclusion in Excel Industries North American turf products marketplace.
The agreement covers a spectrum of products sold by Excel under both the Hustler Turf Equipment and BigDog Mowers brand umbrellas. Units are used in residential, commercial, industrial and golf course applications, and are sold through a U.S. network of more than 1,600 dealers. These units will be powered by Kawasaki’s FX, FS, and FR engines manufactured in Maryville, Mo.
The Excel products include BigDog Mowers branded C Series, R Series and X Series, and Hustler Turf Equipment branded Sport, FasTrak, X-ONE and Super Z.
Adam Mullet, director of marketing at Excel Industries, said a total of 67 units from the Hustler and BigDog Mowers line-up will all be fitted with the Kawasaki engines effective immediately.
Kawasaki recently launched a Critical Power” recognition campaign focusing on the brand’s receipt of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) certification of its engine horsepower ratings. Undertaken to help clarify consumer understanding of the usable power provided by engines, it has been recognized as a significant step forward in providing end-users with realistic power output numbers.