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).