New life on an old Lesco WB.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by G.M.Landscaping, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Old kaw 17hp cracked it's block on my last yard of the 2005 season.:nono:
    Just put my brand new 22HP B&S twin on. Can't wait to try it out and see how it does on tall thick spring grass.
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  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good. Let us know how it works out.
     
  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good, but why didn't you just put a new short block on it, rather than putting a whole new engine on it?:confused:
     
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Kawasaki doesn't make a short block for that engine. An identical replacement Kaw. engine was $990. I got this one off ebay brand new for $336.
     
  5. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
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    Has the new B/S been tuned to the mower. Like the govern, idle, and check if the blades are spinning at the right speed at WOT.
     
  6. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    That looks like one of our olds one but older. They do keep going.
     
  7. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
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    Has the B/S been tuned to the mower? Like govern, idle, and check if the blades are spinning at the correct speed at WOT.
     
  8. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not sure what you mean. And how would you check them. Clue me in.:)

    It idles fine, and has full throttle. Are you saying the blades could be spinning to fast?
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    The wide open no load speed should be checked with a tachometer. It shouldn't exceed 3650 to 3700 rpm, But you don't want it below 3400 either.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a good looking installation! Have you tried taking the deck cover off yet? It looks a little close there.
     

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