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reconthree
08-09-2011, 01:12 PM
What is the best option for replacing a Kawasaki FH601v-cs06 shaft 1" x 80mm?

Would like to stay with Kawasaki but maybe a bump up in HP? please provide model #

This will be going on a Toro Z149

Thanks

dutch1
08-09-2011, 02:29 PM
http://www.tulsaenginewarehouse.com/Catalog/21-26HP-675cc

See what you can find here.

reconthree
08-10-2011, 10:55 AM
does a fh kai 580 or a fh680-xxx have the same bolt pattern as the fh601v.

is the fhkai 580 not commercial.

dutch1
08-10-2011, 11:11 AM
I believe you will find the mounting bolt patterns to be the same.

I'm far from an authority on the Kaw KAI line. I seem to recall reading something about an improved oil pump to improve oil flow to the upper journal. What else may be involved, I'm not aware of. Someone more informed more than I will surely chime in.

reconthree
08-10-2011, 11:12 AM
what engine would you recommend. with or without the cannister filter?

dutch1
08-10-2011, 11:28 AM
Whatever you may choose, make sure it will fit in the confines of your mower engine compartment.

piston slapper
08-10-2011, 01:11 PM
what engine would you recommend. with or without the cannister filter?

Definitely the cannister filter....will probably double the life of the engine.

Just had to get some of your gravy , Dutch......:waving:

dutch1
08-10-2011, 01:18 PM
My thoughts also, Slapper, but I needed someone to come by to clean up the plate.:clapping:

piston slapper
08-10-2011, 03:07 PM
My thoughts also, Slapper, but I needed someone to come by to clean up the plate.:clapping:

You on a diet , Dutch....?
There was alot more gravy left on the plate than usual....should have brought some biscuits....

reconthree
08-10-2011, 09:15 PM
found a fh580v kai for 1300.00 with hd canister. fh680v 1500.00 no canister how are the kai engines? any good?

pugs
08-10-2011, 09:28 PM
found a fh580v kai for 1300.00 with hd canister. fh680v 1500.00 no canister how are the kai engines? any good?

First since its on a Toro ZTR you will need to reuse your old exhaust system. Your current engine is different so the muffler will not fit an FH580V and you would not want an FH580V in the first place. You are downgrading from a 675cc 19HP engine to a 580cc 19HP engine. So add a muffler onto that 1300 price tag if you can even find one that will fit your machine.

You should stick with an FH601V/FH641V/FH680V/FH721V as the muffler will fit all of those. And the ones that come with canister filters wont include a muffler so thats win win since you wont use the Kawasaki muffler anyway.

You should really talk to your local Kawasaki dealer. They could find you an engine that would just drop right in very easily.