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Mower Identification and Engine Help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by getdown, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    DING DING DING...... And we have a winah !!!

    Snapper M# W48120......




    You can put any engine you like on there as long as you do as Greg said, Crank length and diameter..... I'd suggest 15hp or larger for that size deck, I'm sure that engine was running a peak output.....
     
  2. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    Thank you. Is there any engine that you guys would recommend? If I go with a more powerful engine (15+) do I need to make any other changes to support it ?
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    No changes needed if you get one with the same throttle control configuration, Can't recommend a engine without crankshaft specs.....
     
  4. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    might my crankshaft vary from the rest of kawasaki FB460v's? Is it determined by the engine or by the mower? Basically (because I'm am mechanically handicapped), can I look it up based on what I know Snapper Model W48120 paired with a Kawasaki FB460v
     
  5. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    also, in theory, if I put a 20hp engine on my mower, would this create any problems?
     
  6. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    I read in another forum that it has a 1" x 3 5/32" crankshaft
     
  7. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    which i guess in metric is 25mm x 80mm
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024


    That's only a guess....... Know for SURE by removing the engine, Then the crank pulleys then measure the crank.

    15 to 18hp is plenty nuff.

    If you know nothing about this, You may be better off leaving it to someone who does......
     
  9. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

  10. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    oh and by the way, in the video I took the air filter off, but I do have it.
     

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