View Full Version : New engine, which one though?

07-12-2002, 11:42 PM
Now that my birthday is coming up, I will be expecting some money. I am thinking of installing a new engine on my Scag to replace my weak 14 hp Kaw. Which engine would you guys suggest for my mower. It is a 1996 Scag 52" SWZ. I have seen a lot of like the 98-00 models with Briggs and Stratton 18hp's on them. I am looking at probably a Kohler, Kawasaki, and a Briggs to replace my Kaw. with. I want something from 17-20 hp only. If you have any suggestions please respond

07-12-2002, 11:45 PM
17 horse twin kaw should be enough power but its expensive probably around 800 to a grand

07-13-2002, 12:11 AM
17 Horsepower Kawasaki

07-13-2002, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by odin00
17 horse twin kaw should be enough power but its expensive probably around 800 to a grand

Yep, that should spin those blades nicely.

07-13-2002, 10:29 AM

07-13-2002, 11:26 AM

07-13-2002, 11:37 AM

Im in the chicago area and the deals you can get at russo are amazeing all the daelers here in chicagoland dont know how they do it.
My dealer for stihl told me russo was selling chainsaws 5$ less then what he pays for the saw at his dealer cost.
Only reason we dont buy our mowers from em is service they got great prices but rotten service. Maybe thats how they give such good deals and also they are 2 hour drive from us and heavy traffic all the way up there.
But for something like a engine id take a chance at them prices thats a 1000 dollar engine .

07-13-2002, 11:49 AM
u lucky fella. brother in law had a birth day recentl y. his daughter decided to take everybody out to dine togather.
a bunch o people.poor brother in law knew what was coming ,when they handed him the check. one look in his eyes told it all. i helped him out some.
oh they love us ,guess thats the most important thing. whew:( :D my daughters would know better than that.;)
oh ,was we takin motors or somethin.?

11-05-2002, 04:14 PM
Hey ACER and Odin00, what is a charging system on that 17 hp Kawasaki you were telling me about a while ago? So far my Scag dealer has quoted my on a new replacement 17hp Kaw. for $899. I thought that was a bit high. $699 sounds like a nice deal for one of those engines. Thanks again.

Richard Martin
11-05-2002, 04:58 PM
Just make sure that $699 engine comes with the $100+ muffler.

11-05-2002, 11:11 PM
I had a lesco 52" hydro a while back with a 20hp kohler twin.
the thing was a monster. plety of power even wiht double blades.
sounded like a jet at full throttle and like a Harley at idle:D

I miss that engine but not the mower.

11-05-2002, 11:19 PM
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11-06-2002, 02:53 AM
8.5 Horse B&S should do just fine, and at around $300 should save you plenty of pennies.