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Kawaski FS481V-HS01-S 14.5 HP Vertical Engine

Kawaski FS481V-HS01-S 14.5 HP Vertical Engine


Kawasaki FS Series engines are designed to keep emissions down without compromising muscle. Take on tough landscaping jobs and trust that with an SAE-Certified FS Series engine powering your machine, you’ll get the performance the task demands. 

The Kawaski FS481V-HS01-S vertical engine is a Critical Power-Certified landscaping workhorse.

This forced air-cooled overhead V-valve 4-cycle engine delivers compact strength with quiet operation and low emissions.


  • Overhead V-valve
  • Integrated clean out ports
  • 90° V-twin
  • Pressurized lubrication system
  • Electronic spark ignition
  • Automatic compression release
  • Internally vented carburetor
  • Rotating grass chopper screen
  • Dual element air filtration system with reinforced primary filter
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners


  • Displacement: 603 cc (36.8 cu. in.)
  • Number of Cylinders: 2
  • Bore x Stroke: 2.9 x 2.8 in. (73 x 72mm)
  • Compression Ratio: 8.1:1
  • Oil capacity w/filter: 1.8 U.S. qt. (1.7 L)
  • Maximum Power: 14.5 hp (10.8 kW) at 3,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 30.9 ft. lb. (42.0 N·m) at 1,800 rpm
  • Dry Weight (without muffler): 80.9 lb. (36.7 kg)
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