Kawasaki KBH27C Petrol Brushcutter

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    A cyborg, a term short for ‘cybernetic organism’, is a being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. Such a being incorporates technology into their biological system, often to restore or enhance existing abilities. Transhumanists argue that this is the inevitable next step in the process of human evolution, but until the technology required for such augmentation becomes more widely available we will have to make do with machines which are so cleverly designed they already feel as if they are a natural extension of our own bodies, such as Kawasaki’s remarkable KBH27C dual-handle brushcutter.

    Designed to be lightweight (at only 5.4kg) and supremely efficient, using the KBH27C is remarkably simple and intuitive. A lot of this has to do with the ergonomic design of the machine, especially its impressive dual handlebar. This ‘bike handle’ style system ensures an optimal working position and complete freedom of movement at all times, allowing a sweeping cutting motion which significantly improves efficiency. Moreover, with all controls neatly positioned on one handle for easy access you will always be in complete control, resulting in a much more precise cut.

    “Ease of operation is all well and good,” I hear you shout impatiently, “but how good is it at cutting grass?” The answer, my friend, is very good indeed, with a dual cutting system ensuring enough versatility to tackle any job thrown your way. The KBH27C’s dual nylon line trimmer head, for example, is supremely effective when trimming long grass on verges or in areas beyond the reach of a conventional lawnmower, but also precise enough to produce a high quality finish on the edges and borders of formal lawns. Nor should you fret should you run into a patch of weeds too dense to clear quickly with the trimmer head, as the KBH27C is also supplied with a sturdy steel four-tooth grass blade for quick clearance of even the toughest vegetation.

    Both cutting modes benefit from the added protection offered by the KBH27C’s robust plastic blade guard, which deflects clippings, stones and any other debris thrown up during operation. Reliably smooth running power, meanwhile, is supplied via a hardworking 23.6cc Kawasaki two-stroke petrol engine, which has also been designed to reduce noise and vibration levels for a more satisfying and pleasant user experience. Also featuring Kawasaki’s Advanced Recoil (KAR) easy start system, which reduces the resistance of the starter cord to ensure trouble-free starting, and a high capacity 0.5 litre fuel tank, the KBH27C is even supplied as standard with a supportive shoulder harness and protective goggles, making it one of the safest, easiest to use and most convenient brushcutters around.

    As this is a machine designed for professional use, however, it also has to be tough enough to withstand the daily demands of professional grass cutting work. Luckily, the resources and expertise of Kawasaki’s engineers mean that every component in the KBH27C is of the very highest quality, with a built-in spark arrestor, a fully covered carburettor, a one-piece fan housing and a commercial quality air filter all helping to ensure enviably long-lasting performance. For added peace of mind, however, Kawasaki also offers either a three year professional warranty or a five year domestic warranty with every machine, so you can rest assured of many years of powerful grass cutting performance (at least for as long as it takes horticultural biomechanical augmentation to catch on).

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor:  26.3cc 2-stroke   
    Power source: Unleaded petrol/oil mixture 
    Starting method:   Recoil starter with KAR    
    Fuel tank capacity: 0.5-litres     
    Handlebars: Double-handle   
    Anti-vibration system: N/a     
    Harness:   Single shoulder strap   
    Cutting System: Metal blade and nylon line 
    Cutting width: N/a     
    Adjustable length:     N/a  
    Weight:  5.4kg     
    Warranty:  5 years domestic, 3 years commercial
    Weight 8 kg
  • Brand
    About Kawasaki
    Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd is truly a manufacturing Behemoth, a Leviathan of industry, a commercial Titan with which few can compare, a… well, you get the idea. They’re pretty big. In addition to high quality powered horticultural tools, Kawasaki’s product lines include the following (take a deep breath now); space systems, flight simulators, jet engines, missiles, rolling stock, oil tankers, submarines, wind turbines, nuclear power plant equipment, industrial plants, robots, water treatment systems, motorcycles, cars, construction machinery, steel bridges and jet skis.

    However, it is worth noting that few companies become a globe-straddling, Brobdingnagian enterprise of this kind without sharing Kawasaki’s dedication to innovation, customer service and brilliant engineering. It is this longstanding tradition of producing clever, effective and efficient machinery which has led professional gardeners and landscapers across the world to select Kawasaki machines as their tools of choice when faced with heavy duty horticultural work.

    Kawasaki’s current manufacturing empire has relatively humble roots in the form of a man named Shz Kawasaki. The son of a kimono merchant, Shz Kawasaki was born in 1837 and became a tradesman at the age of 17 in Nagasaki. He later started a shipping business in Osaka at 27, but it failed when his cargo ship sank during a storm. Despite this seeming setback, it was in fact Shz Kawasaki’s unfortunate familiarity with sea accidents (of which he experienced many during his life) that lay down the foundations for the Kawasaki company’s later success. This is because Kawasaki came to admire Western ships during his life at sea, which were typically more spacious, stable and faster than Japanese ships, and when Kawasaki established the Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard in Tokyo in 1878 he pioneered in the introduction of modern shipbuilding techniques in Japan.

    Eighteen years later, in 1896, the Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard was incorporated as Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Ltd and the company has been growing and blazing all kinds of trails ever since. Given Kawasaki’s expertise in creating powerful, environmentally friendly and efficient engines it made perfect sense for the company to introduce its own range of power tools, including a variety of commercial grade blowers, brushcutters and hedgetrimmers. These tools all benefit from Kawasaki’s characteristic commitment to quality, durability and long-lasting performance, making them perfect for busy professionals who need machines capable of tackling heavy workloads while producing superior results.
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