View Full Version : New Bobcat w/b

Signature Landscaping1
07-31-2006, 11:27 PM
I just picked up this new(to me) Bobcat 36'' w/b 15hp Kawi.

07-31-2006, 11:52 PM
I've wondered why they don't put the larger tires on other belt drive brands, I wish they would. What year is it?

Signature Landscaping1
07-31-2006, 11:56 PM
I belive its a 2001.

08-01-2006, 12:00 AM
They are striping pros I own a 48" belt drive, scary on hills and in the wet I am use to my hydros. Have fun and enjoy!

Signature Landscaping1
08-01-2006, 12:27 AM
I cant wait to use it, to see how it does.

08-01-2006, 12:48 AM
If you want a really great cut run doubles, I had to because it was missing blades of grass and yes the blades were sharp. I swapped engines out and made mine a 15.5 hp electric start. Have fun!

08-01-2006, 01:20 AM
I'm new to the midsize world but are "doubles" two blades on one spindle?

08-01-2006, 06:03 AM
Looks like it's never had a sulky on it. Maybe it's not been ridden hard. Oh and those grips for it are a little high but worth it. The opc sits right into it.
How much did you give for it?

Signature Landscaping1
08-01-2006, 08:27 AM
The grips seem more comfortable than my lesco.

08-01-2006, 09:39 AM
I'm new to the midsize world but are "doubles" two blades on one spindle?

Thats correct its in this pattern +++.

08-01-2006, 01:54 PM
$275? SAY WHAT!!!
That's got to be a typo, didn't you mean $1275? A new one is around 3K.

08-01-2006, 02:34 PM
$275? SAY WHAT!!!
That's got to be a typo, didn't you mean $1275? A new one is around 3K.
I believe the enginge is blown from another thread of his.

Signature Landscaping1
08-01-2006, 02:48 PM
Yep engine is blown. I ordered a new one today.

08-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Bobcats are great. I have a 32, no straglers at all even with pretty dull blades the cut just goes a little down hill.


08-01-2006, 08:23 PM
You got a sweet deal on it then. I paid $400 for my 32 with a blown engine.
I bought a 36 with a 15 Kohler for $700.
Lot of difference between the two. When I take the 32 out in my yard, it's almost like a push mower meaning I can manhandle it and throw it around pretty good.
I'd like to operate one of those 61 Scag duallies one time!
Wonder how they keep the deck welds and castor supports together on that monster?

Signature Landscaping1
08-01-2006, 09:39 PM
I called all of my local dealers today at lunch. I was Comparing prices on a 13hp kawi, they all quoted me about $975. So I just decided to call small engine warehouse, and got a 13hp kawi for $500 Freight included.

J&R Landscaping
08-02-2006, 12:30 AM
Just make sure the engine you bought has the charging coil for the clutch. Good luck with it!

Signature Landscaping1
08-02-2006, 08:35 AM
Thanks, Yes it does i made sure before i ordered.

08-02-2006, 07:57 PM
WOW! I can't believe the dealer is making that much on that engine. Are you sure it's the same engine? 13 Kaw right? That's about the same price as a 15 Kohler at my dealer, 500 something that is.

08-02-2006, 08:08 PM
Hopefully your old muffler will work with the new engine. Probably will since your sticking with another Kawi. I did a swap and had to buy many more parts to make the switch.
Good luck.

08-03-2006, 02:04 AM
That pearless drive transmission is worth 275 lol.

Signature Landscaping1
08-04-2006, 09:54 PM
The motor should be here soon. I am pretty sure the old muffler will fit. I got a great deal i belive.

Signature Landscaping1
08-07-2006, 04:23 PM

08-07-2006, 09:15 PM
Hows the motor did you get it on and such?

Signature Landscaping1
08-07-2006, 09:29 PM
It did not arrive yet, it should be here tomorrow or wednsday. I cant wait to put it in!