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Old 01-05-2005, 05:02 PM
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Kees Walkbehind

An older Kees 48" Beltdrive with a 14hp Kawi. I picked it up cheap for my brother to mow his property. I have been able to use other brands for many parts, blades, belts, a spindle as there are no dealers and I think the line was bought out.

I am looking for the COMPRESSION springs that are used to keep tension on the drivebelts and the levers. They have weakened and no longer provide tension to keep the belts from slipping.

Can anyone help me out with these?
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:31 PM
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They merged with Yazoo, then were bought out by Husky. you should be able to get your parts from any Yazoo-Kees dealer.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:00 PM
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None listed within 50 miles of me. Need to find a dealer who can ship to CT or other source. I have time for the service over the winter. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:51 PM
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None listed within 50 miles of me. Need to find a dealer who can ship to CT or other source. I have time for the service over the winter. Thanks for the help.
A spring is a spring is a spring...ALL DAY LONG. Take the old one off, go to the hardware store or Lowe's or Home Depot, and look for the Pic-A-Nut Display and match it up. Be sure to check for length and tension. I have done this several times, and it has worked-out fine. Remember...a spring is a spring is a spring...just match it up correctly. JIM.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:04 AM
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Most likely a Snapper. Snapper owned the company for a 3 or 4 years, broke it, and the original owner bought it back. Husky bought it a few years later.
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:37 PM
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my older exmark is similar to an older kees.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:19 AM
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Two points I'd like to make;

1. Husky dosen't own Yazoo-Kees. Both companies are owned by Electrolux.
Yes, it's the same company as the vacuum cleaners.
Husqvarna Forrestry & Garden is the USA distributor focusing on both consumer & commercial, and Yazoo/Kees is sold only thru commercial distributors. Two different ways of marketing so they can sell more, which helps to hold prices down.

2. All springs are springs, but not all springs work they same,....all the time.
Wire material, the curve (radius) of the loop, open loop vs. closed loop, number of coils vs. length, all more all influence it service life & function.

Part # 101977 retails for about $3.
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:13 AM
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I knew all springs were not the same Mower. Thanks. Any idea where I can order those springs from? They are the compression style and not extension correct?
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:28 PM
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You could try www.j-thomas.com.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:48 PM
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Will have info on dealers to you tomorrow.
If any problem, PM me, and I'll help.
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