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Old 10-03-2012, 11:37 PM
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Exmark engine swap help

Ok guru's... I've got an older Exmark lazer that was recently repowered with a new 27 Kohler (about 100 hrs on it now). Shortly after repowering it, the hydro pumps went. I have a couple options, one of which include replacing the pumps/wheels motors.

I have, however, recently found two mowers that have sparked my imagination, in terms of an engine swap. One of which is a liquid cooled 27hp Exmark with a bad motor. Is swapping my 27 Kohler into the LC an option?

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:57 AM
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I can't think of any reason why you couldn't, the frames are the same. I would call exmark and talk to them about you idea and see what they say.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:16 AM
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Sure...though you are taking for granted how well the machine was maintained before they blew the engine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:13 PM
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They're claiming 600 hours. Haven't inquired into it yet, just seeing if it was even possible before I waste someone's time. This would probably be a backup until spring, and then a primary mower on another crew.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:03 AM
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Put a magnet in the hydrotank before you ink the deal...
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