LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Engine technology is hot, red hot. The two big trends in powering commercial mowers, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and propane fuel, got even hotter at the 2014 GIE EXPO here.

The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., introduced the first in what will be a broad array of Electronic Fuel Injected (EFU) engines at this year’s GIE EXPO. This latest Kawasaki powerplant, the FS730V, harnesses the advanced aspects of EFI technology now available in a package intended to be a leader in the turf industry, the company claimed.

Kawasaki’s stringent horsepower certification process, which makes it the industry’s only engine distributor to certify engine power with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), lists the FS730V at 25.5 HP.  And more important, the consistency of power throughout the usage curve makes the engine an ideal workhorse for almost any cutting chore.

Kawasaki’s engineering field tests generated data showing virtually no engine speed loss or reduction in blade tip speed across the entire load range.  The unit’s integrated load-sensing speed command, sequential-firing injectors, advanced ECU and instant throttle response combine to let the user quickly move through cutting jobs that would easily slow some engines.

Wet grass, inclines, and many other impediments to speed completion of a mowing chore present little or no obstacle to the performance and reliability of Kawasaki’s new FS730V.  The engine’s ability to automatically match power to load, seamlessly fine-tuning fuel use, delivers maximum productivity without a need for premium fuel.

The FS730V employs proven Kawasaki features such as the company’s v-valve technology and hemispherical heads and pistons for maximum power and performance efficiency. The engine’s ECU-controlled automatic cold start enrichment process eliminates choke, the head temperature monitoring helps prevent over-heating, and the ECU-controlled ignition coil timing process both retards spark for easing start-up and advances spark for maximum power at full throttle.