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Engine Swap - Bobcat Walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pro-Lawn&Grounds, May 5, 2010.

  1. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    Hey I've got a Bobcat Walk Behind with a 48" deck and a Kawasaki FB460V (12.5 HP) The mower works and all but it has a sulky and doesnt really move to well because of the smaller motor ... I think it had a 14hp on it at one point I got it for free of a buddy no longer using it ... When I first started mowing I got a toro time cutter z and shortly there after got a commercial grade zero turn. My question is, Can I take the 19hp Kohler Courage of of my zero turn and put it on the walk behind?
  2. BadRancher

    BadRancher LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,889

    Bump, how did this work out?
  3. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Posts: 1,123

    I've seen a 18hp Kohler Courage electric start on a 36" hydro.
  4. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Posts: 646

    if it came with a fb460 its probally a variable speed gear box.. if thats the case I dunno if I would throw a 19 hp on that.. if it had a 5 speed pearless id imagine you could get away with it... Im no expert though
  5. BadRancher

    BadRancher LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,889

    I guess he probably didn't do it. I iwas interested.
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  6. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    I haven't done it yet ... honestly the timecutter is a 42 so it got through gates fine ... what I plan on doing with the whole set up this yr is taking the hydros and engine and putting them all onto the walk behind ... ill start a picture thread to document the whole procedure ... honestly I've just been so busy that it wasnt something I had time to really tackle before

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