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Old 07-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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One of the most importaint questions I ask when a new purchase is what does the manufacture say. on how long it will last....

they have these stats. and all's ya have to do is ask.

If I'm not mistaken the Exmark is rated at 11 years
I don't think anyone could predict the life expectancy of an engine (in years) without knowing how many hours would be put on the engine each year. One person might put 25 hours a year on an engine while another might put over 1000 hours on one.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:45 PM
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Are there any good recommendations for a Hydro Drive Walk Behind? I was looking at Gravely, Exmark and Snapper Pro mainly.
I have a 36 ferris and love it
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:49 PM
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Both of my wb are 1999 model's and are still going strong. And maybe have about half a million hour's on them it seem's.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:38 PM
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One of the best things you can if, if possible, is to put an Amsoil bypass filter on any engine that you really care about. It runs about $150 but it is worth every penny in helping to keep those multi thousand dollars engines running forever.
And where do you find Amsoil bypass filters for small engines such as the 26hp LC Kakasaki on my Scag. All I see listed on their site is automotive kits.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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And where do you find Amsoil bypass filters for small engines such as the 26hp LC Kakasaki on my Scag. All I see listed on their site is automotive kits.
You just need the correct sandwich adapter. If I remember correctly, the Kawis use the same oil filter as Toyotas.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:57 AM
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Are there any good recommendations for a Hydro Drive Walk Behind? I was looking at Gravely, Exmark and Snapper Pro mainly.
I'm not real familiar with the mowers you mentioned but, I would probably choose the eXmark because it's more like the mowers I have, Bob-Cat and Scag.
I use WB's on areas I can't use a Z, hills, gates etc....
A gear drive will do it but it's tougher on you.
You'll develope nice strong forearms!
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:24 AM
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oil is important to change at the right time and more often than in the manual, however air filter at least 3 times a yr
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:06 AM
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oil is important to change at the right time and more often than in the manual, however air filter at least 3 times a yr
I have to change mine every month and I blow them off every week.

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You just need the correct sandwich adapter. If I remember correctly, the Kawis use the same oil filter as Toyotas.
They do.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 AM
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They do.
Then all is needed is the kit for a Toyota car.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:49 AM
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You just need the correct sandwich adapter. If I remember correctly, the Kawis use the same oil filter as Toyotas.

How about the larger, Honda engines, I have a 20 hp on a generator i would not mind adding one there.
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