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18 hp kohler on exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adamholz17, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. adamholz17

    adamholz17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I am looking into a mower here in the midwest and wondering what would be a good deal to buy it for. I know there are a lot of threads that ask strictly about mowers, but this is a 36 exmark with the ECS controls hydro and only 60 hours and comes with a mulching deck and bagger. The kicker is that it has a 40 hour motor that is an 18 hp kohler, and the deal also comes with the original 15 hp kawa engine. Would that 15 fit onto an older style ransome/bobcat belt drive you think?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Thats going to one powerful beast!! I would think you could get the other engine on the older mowers. Whats teh price on all of this?
     
  3. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    that should have some good power i have a 15 on my 36 i've gotten it to bog down...but 18 should be great! the 15 should fit well.
     
  4. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
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    Check with Exmark on their site to make sure the 18 won't taer the rest of the mower apart!
     
  5. adamholz17

    adamholz17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    the price is somewhere between 3500 and 4000, not quite sure exact price yet.
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    way to high
     
  7. adamholz17

    adamholz17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    what would be a good price range then?
     
  8. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    wait sorry it's a hydro price semmes about $500 to high $3,000 would be a good deal
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    $2300 to $2800. I agree that $3500-$4000 is way to much! That other engine should fit on the bobcat machine without much difficulty! What year bobcat is it?
     
  10. adamholz17

    adamholz17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    The bobcat would be somewhere around a 90-95 model. It is the next years model when we got it though. It was a prototype and we were testing it out. Lasted 10 years and no problems though.
     

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