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TAG: Engines

Kawasaki moves R&D to Grand Rapids

June 1, 2017By

The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp. has moved its research and development wing (R&D) to the division’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., where it just completed a multimillion dollar renovation of its facility. Since 1995, R&D has been located in Marysville, Mo., where the majority of its engines are manufactured. The company celebrated its “grand reopening” May 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and traditional Japanese... read more

Briggs & Stratton opens engine testing facility

May 24, 2017By

Briggs & Stratton Corp. opened its new Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Lab, an engine testing facility designed to help engineers create and test new features. The NVH Lab incorporates automotive-grade technology to accelerate testing and create high-performing, long-lasting engines, the manufacturer said. The lab allows Briggs & Stratton engineers to test noise and vibration levels in simulated real-world conditions, as well... read more

Kawasaki broadens new EFI system availability

November 2, 2016By

Kawasaki’s new FX850V-EFI engine incorporates an integrated electronic governor and an engine control unit that 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, the manufacturer said. Developed specifically with the commercial market in mind, the new Kawasaki EFI... read more

Yamaha enters landscape market with Gravely partnership

October 5, 2016By

Yamaha Motor Corp. is entering the landscape market in a new partnership with Gravely, an Ariens Co. brand. Announced at the Ariens Dealer Summit in Amelia Island, Fla., this week, Yamaha’s two new V-Twin EFI engines—the MX775 V-Twin EFI 29-hp engine and the MX825 V-Twin EFI 33-hp engine—are now available for order in Gravely’s Pro-Turn 200 and 400 lines of zero-turn... read more

Honda Power Equipment reaches milestone

April 23, 2015By

Honda Power Equipment reached a milestone by selling 40 million power products to domestic dealers and distributors since it began sales of outdoor power equipment in the U.S. in 1973. More specifically, the company celebrated the purchase of its 40 millionth product at Weingartz, a Honda Power Equipment dealer in Utica, Mich. “We have reached this significant milestone in our... read more

Mower engines: Which do you choose and why?

March 12, 2015By

Mike Smith President, Fourm Property Services Alliance, Ohio “We run several models of Kawasaki engines on our Wright Standers, the FH601V has been the model that has lasted the longest. We have mowers that have 4,000-plus hours on them with the original engines. The key to any machine is preventive maintenance and operators that take care of the machines.” Jeff... read more