New Gasoline Engine From Kawasaki
By Mike Brezonick29 April 2020
Kawasaki has introduced a new top end to its air-cooled, electronic fuel injection (EFI) gasoline engine range. The new FX1000V EFI is a 90º V-twin vertical shaft engine rated 38.5 hp at 3600 rpm and is the fifth member of the FX engine family used in commercial mowers and heavy-duty industrial and construction equipment.
The engine has a bore and stroke of 89.15 x 80 mm for an overall displacement of 999 cc. Like all of Kawasaki’s EFI engines, the FX1000V EFI incorporates an integrated electronic throttle control, three valves per cylinder, a two-stage commercial canister air filtration system and magnetic clean-out ports for easy tool-less maintenance.
Kawasaki’s open-loop EFI system is engineered to instantly adjust engine power-to-load. In mowing applications, this delivers maximum cutting power at higher speeds, cleaner mowing in heavy turf and fewer re-cuts, the company said. The high pressure returnless fuel system offers consistent fuel delivery and maintains smooth operation in high temperature conditions, Kawasaki said, and multi-port sequential fuel injection provides high-precision fuel delivery to maximize power-per-stroke, achieving more work with less fuel.
The EFI system coordinates with OEM systems for seamless, efficient integration of controls, sensors and displays, Kawasaki said. The engine also incorporates a distinct design differentiating it from other Kawasaki units, with what the company called a uniquely designed rain cap cover and new hex-shaped screen guard.
The new engines are built at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Maryville, Mo.
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., and sells to customers through a network of more than 40 OEMs, 15 distributors, and more than 7500 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.