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18 HP B&S In a 618 Grasshopper ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by careco, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. careco

    careco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Can a 18 HP B&S be put in a 618 Grasshopper as they never came with one ! Came with the junk Kohler OHC 18HP engine ! One of the worst engines have ever seen ! :angry:Thank God they don't make them any more! A Grasshopper mechanic told me it could not be done and I beg to different ! Any comments on this?
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,702

    Are you talking about a front-deck machine? I am a dealer, and I seem to remember a factory bulletin that listed a kit to do a conversion like that.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I wouldn't think there would be a problem if the crank diameter was the same.

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