Kawasaki engine features cleaner intake

Kawasaki engine features cleaner intake

The company showcased the FT730V-EFI at this year’s GIE+EXPO.

October 23, 2017

Kawasaki released the FT730V-EFI to serve as its first engine that employs Vortical Air Filtration (VAF). The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corporation introduced a new engine and accompanying air filtration system.

• The VAF technology incorporates air intake methodology that is engineered to focus on getting clean air into the engine without also introducing external debris, such as loose grass clippings.

• The engine requires less maintenance, as the pre-filter and filter can run up to 50 hours before they require a cleaning.

• The air intake system uses centrifugal air movement to move heavy grass, dust and debris away from the air filter, then it ejects accumulated debris out of the engine and through a duckbill debris ejection valve. Once this process is complete, only fine dust is left.

• Kawasaki’s FT730V-EFI uses an integrated e-governor that immediately adjusts to engine power-to-load for maximum cutting power at higher speeds, cleaner mowing when units are used in heavy turf and it minimizes the need for re-cuts.