Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 12-25-2013, 07:55 PM
yankdownunder yankdownunder is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: New Zealand [the other down under]
Posts: 25
Best 12-15hp vert engine [thinking about a repower]

Hello,
I've got a Husqvarna "Rider 13" aka 850-12 [in North America],articulated, front mount mower. I got this mower for next to nothing [$100NZD] because it had a rusted out deck. A new battery cost as much as the machine. I built a "fabricated" style deck for about $250, and it is working well. Needs new blades, but this is a normal wear part. Any sugestions?
I'm also thinking of repowering to a more "modern" engine, OHV, quiet, more power...
I'll probably look for a donor engine from a defunct mower/lawn tractor, and was wanting to know which engines to "stay away" from, and which engines that seem to have good; performance, service life, economy...
The 12.5 B&S flat head engine does run well, so I'm in no hurry, I have the luxury of time to look, do not have the luxury of buckets of $ to run out and get new.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, John

This thread is running in several areas.

Last edited by yankdownunder; 12-25-2013 at 07:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 AM.

Page generated in 0.06065 seconds with 8 queries