Yet another "rainy day project"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FrankenScagMachines, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Man i have so many of those its driving me crazy. but here's another to add to the list....

    The 17 Kaw twin on the w/b has alot of gaskets that seep oil and just generally worn alot of hours on it. good motor and good money maker but i got a sweet deal on this that i couldn't pass up. it's a 17hp twin kaw same as on my w/b but electric start and recently professionally rebuilt. So someday i gotta swap 'em out.

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  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    you know how to rig it up to charge the battery yourself, or do you bring it to the shop for them to do it? i toyed with that idea, i forget, someone has something like this on here, maybe wriken??
    how do you go from recoil to electric and charge the battery, after fabricating a battery tray?
    i just realized, i'm a lawnsite addict:blob3:
     
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    oh it has an alternator on the engine. the wiring can be a bit complicated on it yes. hard to explain... sounds like you'd be better off having a shop do it. really it's far better to get an engine equipped with the starter and alternator than try to convert one. Just easier and cheaper usually....
    Yes wriken put a 18hp Briggs electric start on his 36" MTD hydro w/b. Just wait and you'll see how i do it :) i'll post pics.
     
  4. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have a hardly used 18 - 20hp on a murry lawn tractor. was thinking of slapping it on my 48" bobcat(but the kawi runs fine), or my forever project 32" Kees. i might have already spoken to you about it awhile back.. it has the starter/alternator on it, but that pesky wiring!
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you gonna leave the deere logo on it???? :D !!
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    Uh, prolly not LOL............................. is this 15 characters now Sean???? man i am tired of that!
     
  7. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Man, i dont know how you find the time.

    I am maintaining 20 lawns and have 3 landscape jobs backed up. More than enough to keep me busy, let alone all these little projects you do.
     
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    i work my hind end off thats for sure. i work to about 9:30 or 10 at night outside... still don't know how i do it myself sometimes. think i need to slow down sometimes then think, nah i enjoy it i'm a workaholic :cool:
     
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Eric, You sure do like to keep busy. That is a good thing if you keep everything else balanced. Get that thing changed over.


    Gravely_Man
     
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Hey I might be able to swing on by and give you a hand. I work to hard. The only time I slow down is when I go to my college classes in the morning. Thats usally when I get my sleep. LOL
     

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