Kawasaki produced one type of a 15 horsepower engine in 2010, the FH430V KAI. This vertically mounted four-cycle gasoline engine is designed primarily for lawn mowers. For example, the Kawasaki FH430V KAI is found on mid-sized walk-behind Toro brand lawnmowers. Kawasaki Motors Corporation also manufactures motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, light utility vehicles and personal watercraft.
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The FH430V KAI is a two-cylinder engine with an overhead valve design and cast iron cylinder liners. It uses forced-air cooling. It also uses a pull cord rather than an automatic starter.
Weighing in at 70.5 pounds, the FH430V KAI is 14.25 inches high (minus the shaft), 16.7 inches long and 14.5 inches wide. The shaft has a 1-inch diameter and is 3 5/32 inches long. The engine has a displacement of 26.3 cubic inches, with a compression ratio of 8.5 to 1. Its oil capacity is 1.9 quarts. Its cylinders have a bore and stroke of 2.6 inches by 2.6 inches.
At 3,600 rpm the FH430V KAI has a maximum power of 15 horsepower. Its maximum torque is 23.6 foot-pounds at 2,400 rpm.
The FH430V KAI features an automatic compression release. It also includes pressurized lubrication, electronic spark ignition, fuel pump, a dual element air cleaner, and a rotating grass screen.