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06-26-2001, 09:25 PM
I am interested in replacing a 14 h.p. Kawasaki engine with at least a 17 h.p. engine, maybe up to 20 h.p. It would go on a Scag Hydro walkbehind. Any suggestions as to brand and a good place that sells them at a discount?

mdb landscaping
06-26-2001, 10:02 PM
i have a 17 hp kawasaki on my scag walk behind and so far no problems at all. from what i hear, the kawasaki is a real good motor. i dont think you really need 20 hp do you on a walkbehind? my 17 hp seems to be more than enough power as it is.

lawrence stone
06-26-2001, 10:33 PM
IMHO a 16hp OHV Tecumseh would be a good choice. It is recoil and
electric start and has an alternator. They are just over $500 in cost.

I have a 12.5HP OHV Tecumseh that starts on the first pull with
no issues for the last two years. The 12.5hps go for $370.

06-26-2001, 11:13 PM
Locally at a dealership, price was $600.

PrimeGreen Lawn
06-26-2001, 11:40 PM
Awww he**, might as well go all the way and put a good Kohler 25 in there.........just kidding, I have upgraded to larger engines with minimal problems.

David Gretzmier
06-27-2001, 12:17 AM
Tecumseh? if that is such a great engine, why is it on NO commercial mower I have ever seen? go kaw, honda, robin, even kohler, but I cannot bless tecumseh or briggs unless this is a limited use machine. Dave g

Richard Martin
06-27-2001, 05:42 AM
www.alamia.com has 17 hp Kawasakis including the muffler (not included at most places) delivered to your door for $699.00. This engine is equipted for electric clutch. By the time you add shipping, handling and a muffler to most other "bargain" engines they end up costing more.

06-27-2001, 06:41 AM
My dealer just replaced my 14hp Kawi recoil start with a Kolher 18hp electric start. Nice change. He charged me $900.00 installed. (This is on my Exmark 48" hydro, by the way, plenty of power.)

06-28-2001, 12:59 AM
Thanks for the tip about alamia. I was just wondering, you said a 17 h.p. Kawasaki was $699 there. I saw it for $795. Did you see a special on it? Thanks.

Richard Martin
06-28-2001, 03:43 AM
No there is not a special on it. The price has gone up since the last time I looked. Sorry about that.