repowering walk-behind

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  1. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a lesco 48" that originally had a 14hp kawasaki engine, probably FC420V. I'm thinking of repowering with FH500V. Will this work? What changes will I need to make?
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Everything is identical except for the throttle controls. You will probably need a new cable. Except for that it's a direct and simple swap.
     
  3. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's different about the throttle?
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    The throttle controls are on the front of the engine and not the side like the 14. You may need a longer cable.
     

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