Cost Propane Conversion Parts

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by ed2hess, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    What could these Parts cost:
    1. Woodward regulator P/N N-51-2A-c or equivalent
    2. Valve 12v Advanced Fuel comp. model 152 or equivalent
    I got all the other stuff. The carb was about $170 for Scag.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Regulator is going to run about $80 and the switch $40. And the carb will be around $140. So the only other things are a couple hoses and wire the unit up.
     
  3. TRL

    TRL LawnSite Member
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    Carburetion & Turbo Systems Inc.
    1897 Eagle Creek Blvd.
    Shakopee, MN
    55379

    Tel. (952) 445-3910

    Ask for Neil. Beam T60 Kits for Kawasaki Twins were about $315 including replacement carburetors or adapters. Ferrell Gas provided our cages and aluminum outdoor equipment tanks manufactured by Manchester and Worthington.

    The conversion process is very straightforward and can be done in one to two hours (on Wright Standers)
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Step one in getting my Tiger Cub converted to Propane. This unit has 2500 hours on it and I just finished putting a short block in August. I got the regulator and switch on order and the carb block is next to be put on.

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  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Are you worried about a extra 75 plus lbs being behind the rear wheels? Seems like it would affect the tip over point on hills. Also what bagger are you using with the tank? You are in Texas so you may just mulch the leaves up I guess also.
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    It will ride light on the front and I will really have to see if I willhave to add some weights. On our Turf Tiger is kinda floats with a full tank and really makes for a nice ride. No bagger add on....we got a Walker and a Scag Cougar but hardly ever bring them out. This Tiger Cub has a full much kit on that runs year round. It really works well on leaves.
     
  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Ed, I'm going to post some questions on propane consumption and prices in the Alt Fuel your feedback would be great.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am getting one step closer to getting this unit up and running on propane.

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  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got a propane carb from Kohler and it is on the unit and working. The regulator has an idle adj. screw, it has a flow adjustment for full power. All I can say is the unit idles just like it did on gas and I went out and cut with mulch kit on and seemed more powerful. I will post some pictures later. I had to go to dealer to modify the gov shaft since it was directly in line wiht
    the hose coming from the propane tank. I need a oil pressure sensor on the engine so I could put it in series with the propane switch. To shut the unit off you turn off the propane at the tank. Then if you forget to turn off the inition key the propane swithch stays actuated and will sap the battery.

    Now during the winter I am going to put on a small pump to I can use the gas tanks for roundupf for spraying along long sidewalks and cracks and along fences etc.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't understand.....fuel pump is vac operated and no longer used. The propane switch run on the circuit that the ole fuel cutoff selenoid used. So to kill that you either shut off the key or put something in the circuit that would automatically cut it off like a oil pressure switch? I must be missing your point.
     

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