Combining outstanding durability and ease of operation with professional level power. Perfect for brushcutters, pruners and multitools.


Commercial level durability

  • Exceptional wear resistance from chrome plated cylinders
  • High quality bearings and crank seals withstand extended use
  • Fuel tank protector for frequent operation, transport and storage

Easy starting

  • Kawasaki Advanced Recoil starter provides a smoother pull start
  • User-friendly priming system for trouble-free starting
  • CDI ignition with easy start map ensures a strong engine idle
  • Light Pull Recoil option for even lower effort starting

Comfortable operation

  • Lightweight, quiet and low vibration design for extended professional work
  • Highest power TJ53E model comes with additional features including dynamically balanced flywheel, low tone muffler and lightweight piston

Efficiency & productivity

  • Kawasaki stratified scavenging improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions
  • Double piston rings improve the cylinder seal, maximising efficiency
  • High capacity fuel tank means fewer fill-up stops, keeping professionals working

Heavy Duty Clutch

  • For applications requiring the highest levels of durability, the heavy-duty clutch offers sintered iron strength and an even more positive transfer of engine power

Optional Light Pull Recoil

  • A development of the Kawasaki Advanced Recoil starter, the Light Pull Recoil option offers an even easier, low effort start, ideal for professional operators


Engine Type 2-Stroke, Horizontal Shaft, Single Cylinder, Air-cooled
Number of cylinders 1
Bore x stroke 44 x 35 mm
Displacement 53.2cm³
Max. power 2.0 kW (2.68 hp) / 8500 rpm
Max. torque 3.0 Nm (2.21 ft.lbs) / 5000 rpm
Fuel tank capacity 1.1 litres
Dry weight 4.5 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 203 x 290 x 275

Performance curves

The power rating of this engine is the Net power rating tested on a production engine and measured in accordance with SAE J1349.

Actual power output will vary depending on numerous factors, including, but not limited to, the operating speed of the engine in application, environmental conditions, maintenance, and other variables.

Performance curves


  • Centrifugal clutch installed
  • Lightweight piston
  • Low tone muffler
  • Crankcase machined as a set
  • HD Clutch
  • 50:1 fuel mixture
  • Kawasaki stratified scavenging system
  • Full cover design
  • KAR starter
  • Polyurethane foam air filter
  • Diaphragm carburetor
  • Dynamically balanced flywheel


  • Backpack spec
  • Light Pull Recoil
  • Engine kill switch

Dimensional Specifications

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