Exmark engine swap help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by greenpoint, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
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    Ok guru's... I've got an older Exmark lazer that was recently repowered with a new 27 Kohler (about 100 hrs on it now). Shortly after repowering it, the hydro pumps went. I have a couple options, one of which include replacing the pumps/wheels motors.

    I have, however, recently found two mowers that have sparked my imagination, in terms of an engine swap. One of which is a liquid cooled 27hp Exmark with a bad motor. Is swapping my 27 Kohler into the LC an option?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can't think of any reason why you couldn't, the frames are the same. I would call exmark and talk to them about you idea and see what they say.
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sure...though you are taking for granted how well the machine was maintained before they blew the engine.
     
  4. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
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    They're claiming 600 hours. Haven't inquired into it yet, just seeing if it was even possible before I waste someone's time. This would probably be a backup until spring, and then a primary mower on another crew.
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Put a magnet in the hydrotank before you ink the deal...
     

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