Walker blower conversion

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by b121774, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
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    Who has had the new 10.5" blower installed in an earlier model? How much $ was it. Just got off the phone with my dealer and he quoted me $413 plus tax for the blower, $525 plus tax for the conversion kit??!! and 7 hours labor @ $85 an hour. Is this right? I have 2 I want done but that is way to high.

    Any details on how exactly this is done would be appreciated. I was hoping to do the conversion myself.
     
  2. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
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    a guy told me it was under 400 total and he was putting it in
     
  3. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 LawnSite Member
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    I spent $456 for my machine to get the hydro jackshaft, 10.5 blower, new skid bar and new blower chute. Got it from an online dealer, you do notice a difference because it will hardly ever clog unless the grass is wet, but I have broken 2 wheels already but thats from me hitting stuff that doesnt belong in blower, the old 10" blowers never bent in the 2 years i used them, the casing wore out before the fans did.
     
  4. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
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    Which online dealer? Can't find one on a google search
     
  5. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    www.russopower.com
    click on the shopping cart
    enter in part numbers, and pay with a credit card and they will ship it to you. You can also get parts for lots of other types of equipment
     

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