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tore between some engines

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by unkownfl, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    I have been looking at a 19hp kawasaki fh580v for 870 to my door with recoil start and a provision for a electric starter 15amp. Secondly, a 18hp honda for about 875 shipped 20 amp with recoil and electric start. Lastly, a kohler 17hp with only electric start single cylinder 15amp for 650 to my door.
    This is going to be my main mower a Lesco 48inch cut hydro dual pump w/b that I bought for 300 bucks, but the kawasaki fc540v blew a hole in the bottom of the block and the weight fell out. The first two engines are v twins and the last is a single cylinder I just need some advice on which engine or if the mower is even worth putting a engine on. Everything on the mower seems to be in decent working order I have never seen it in action. One last question would all these bolt on I don't see anywhere where it tells me about the bolt pattern.
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    ttt anyone?
  3. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i would buy the kohler depending on which motor it is. 17 horse will be just fin on a 48 hydro
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    They have a cv490s and a cv492s, I don't know which one. They look to be the same to me? Maybe one is discontinued?
  5. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Is the lesco originally electric start?
    Don't forget that you will need a muffler and exhaust manifold (unless the engines come with one--or unless all your customers are hard of hearing and you don't mind being also). Exhaust for the 17/19 Kawasaki's are available used for pretty cheap on ebay; the Kohler exhaust is probably pretty common; the Honda might be more difficult to find.
  6. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I wouldnt get the single cylinder. They seem to actually eat more gas and arent as smooth.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Do a search, there exists crucial information you need to know.
    "engine replacement" might work, maybe search thread titles only.

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