Given Kawasaki’s reputation as a world-class manufacturer of vehicles, robots, aircraft, trains, ships, bridges, jet skis, industrial waste recycling equipment, missiles, hydraulics, motorbikes and just about anything else you could imagine, it is perhaps unsurprising that the company has also dabbled in the world of powered horticultural equipment. The term “dabbled”, however, doesn’t do justice to a machine such as Kawasaki’s KBL27C, a potent yet lightweight and easy to use brushcutter which offers exceptional cutting power along with pleasing precision for a superbly professional finish every time.
Powered by a commercial grade 23.6cc Kawasaki two-stroke petrol engine, the KBL27C is smooth running, hardworking and more than capable of taking on even the toughest cutting conditions. Built with an integrated spark arrestor, a fully covered carburettor and one-piece fan housing, this engine is also reassuringly dependable and the ‘slow idle start’ carburettor prevents the cutting head from turning during start up. Starting itself is made easy by Kawasaki’s Advanced Recoil system (KAR), which appreciably reduces the resistance of the starter cord to facilitate ease of use.
Equipped with an efficient dual nylon line trimmer head, the KBL27C is equally effective whether you are trimming long grass on verges and in other areas inaccessible to lawnmowers or simply tidying edges and borders. This combination of power and precision makes the KBL27C ideal for all but the very toughest commercial gardening and landscaping work, while a high capacity 0.5 litre fuel tank helps to minimise time spent refuelling. The trimmer head also features semi-automatic ‘Bump & Feed’ line advancement, which saves a lot of time and effort when taking on heavier workloads; simply tap the trimmer head against the ground and the cutting line will automatically be set to an optimal working length. The inclusion of a tough plastic blade guard, moreover, both enhances safety and deflects cuttings as you work, thus ensuring a tidier finish and a more pleasant working experience.
Speaking of which, the ergonomic features of the KBL27C are just as important as its impressive cutting power. Supplied as standard with protective goggles and a handy shoulder strap for vital support during extended periods of use, the KBL27C is fitted with a comfortable D-loop handle and a practical all-in-one control array. Together these allow you to maintain exceptional control and keep your hands in an optimal working position at all times. The low weight, low vibration and well-balanced design of the KBL27C, furthermore, means that this machine is remarkably easy to handle and further ensures a truly professional quality finish.
Tough as you’d expect of a commercial grade machine from a company like Kawasaki, the KBL27C is also designed to deliver a long and reliable service life. You don’t have to take this on trust, however, as Kawasaki offer either a three year professional warranty or a five year domestic warranty with every machine, thus ensuring complete satisfaction and peace of mind no matter how tough the job at hand.