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anyone add electric start?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cochino12, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Just curious if anybody adds key start to their mowers? I have an exmark and I hate pulling it, even when though it starts in 1-2 pulls. Cost? how hard is it to add?
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I hurt my back once and added it to a seeder, think it was like $175 bucks + a battery:dizzy:
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    you're going to need:

    battery box
    wiring harness
    key switch
    minimum 10 to 15 amp alternator
    the correct flywheel

    Additionally while some blocks have the bosses for the starter cast into the block they will need to have the threads tapped for the starter bolts.

    Some engines will also need a different top engine housing since they don't have the cutout for the starter.

    What engine do you have? Make, model and spec number?

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