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Old 10-16-2013, 05:11 PM
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just a quick question for you mower mechanics. i need to replace an engine on a ferris ultrabelt 48" walk behind mower and was wondering which model would be a bolt on replacement. any help would be appreciated....also probably interested in any make and model....
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:00 PM
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Replace with whatever is on it now for a plug-n-play install, Swapping brands around requires re-wiring in most cases......
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:59 PM
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thanks for the reply. i'm ok with replacing the kawasaki 15hp recoil start engine with the same one but i'm not having any luck finding the identical engine. the old guy down the road who did most of my repairs has passed on and the guy who runs the closest mower repair shop has a bad reputation and is a big wise ass. I've got a little mechanical ability but always wanted the best I could get for my equipment, so I kept my hands off. I'm willing to give it a go but just not sure of the shaft size/lenght and the bolt pattern, ect. I've called around and all I can get is "bring it in". do you know if they are all the same? any info appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:39 PM
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Engine should have a serial # on it...I would think that would be all you need.
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Most all bolt patterns are the same, Crankshafts are not...... There's many different sizes, Another thing to keep in mind is changing brands also requires a new muffler that will work with your machine configuration.

Any pulleys on your old engine crank can be removed then measure the crank yourself, What's the model and spec numbers ?


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