Kawasaki Increases Commercial Use Engine Warranty to Three Years

The increased coverage on engines primarily used in professional applications could provide significant opportunities for dealers to increase sales of Kawasaki products.

If durability is one of the standards by which engines are measured in the commercial lawn and garden industry, then Kawasaki has just upped the ante considerably. The Engines and Power Products Division, based here, announced a 50 percent increase in the length of its commercial warranty coverage for almost all of its engine categories, effective with unit sales beginning November 1, 2010.

The company has increased the warranty on its FD, FE, FH, FH KAI, FJ, FJ KAI, FS and FX Series engines from two to three years, matching the coverage offered to its residential/consumer users. The new warranty program covers engines comprised of liquid-cooled and air-cooled V-Twins and air-cooled single cylinder units.

“This move truly separates our brand from almost all others that are in the same competitive arena,” said Rodger Howe, Kawasaki’s Director of Operations. “Our dealers will be able to more aggressively position the brand in a sales environment that is increasingly crowded,” said Howe.

These engines are primarily used in professional applications, including zero turn riding mowers, lawn and garden tractors, wide-area walk-behind mowers, commercial riding mowers and industrial and construction equipment as well as selected prosumer and walk-behind mower applications. Some are also used in utility vehicles, golf carts, generators and pumps.

According to Howe the increased warranty coverage will provide significant opportunities for dealers to increase sales of Kawasaki products. Kawasaki has featured a strong warranty for several years, highlighted by its three-year consumer coverage for these engines.

“Now professionals who haven’t yet tried Kawasaki powerplants will see that our confidence in our engines’ durability is equal to our World-renowned engineering and performance reputation,” said Howe.