Replacing the Robin engine on my PG Centri

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Hineline, May 24, 2014.

  1. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Who has replaced it with the Kawasaki? Where did you order it? What steps did you take?

    Your information is greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does the Robin have a generator?
    Does the Kawi?
     
  3. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mine was converted to a battery sprayer when the generator went down.
     
  4. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Rebuild the robin. Or I may have the Kawi # just have to check , there is also a honda that fits.the generator can be had from the original mfgr just need # . The generator set up is perfect because as u slow down in corners and such the spray slows down .
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  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    How much money do you want to sink in an old Centri? Just thoughts.....

    May take more than Batman to replace that Robin.
     
  6. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I payed 500.00 I've probably put another 300-400 into after three years. The engine is still good but just making plans. I had the clutch go out yesterday after dealing with problems with it so I am ordering a clutch from PG for it today. Maybe 100.00 more than aftermarket but I won't have to shop and mess around with any retrofitting.
     
  7. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like getting parts from Permagreen , but stuff like clutch, trans, motor , tank, generator can be found elsewhere for prob half of what Permagreen charges
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  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does the motor need a jackshaft in the front to power the spinner?
     
  9. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes the spinner is belt driven, it always spins when the motor is running.
     
  10. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    kawi motor is fj 180v-kai with remote throttle set up (so im told by tech at the rental place)
    trans is peerless h mst-206-549b
    generator is stock number t9fb236788 at global industrial (try brushes first)
    tank is usplastics # 9684 / northern tool also sells one that bolts right on you have to notch hopper tho
     

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