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Help Mower Died Today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TandM, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    Hey Guys My Old Snapper HiVac Died today. I Was Mowing A Yard And Went To Crank the mower Back up and It just kind of popped. It Felt Like it still had compression until I pulled it a few more times and it was like there was nothing there. Anyway What should I do? The Motor Was a briggs 5 hp. Should I just buy a new motor or mower. I am so upset That thing ran like a champ.
  2. logans lawns

    logans lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Well as old as it is i would probably just go and buy a new one but thats just me


    2003 ford f-150
    6x12 trailer
    48" toro commercial ztr
    52" wright sendar ztr
    2 echo weedeaters
    2 echo edgers
    2 echo blowers
    echo hedge trimmer
    echo chain saw
    toro push mower 22"
  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    Keep the mower and repower with something other than B&S.
  4. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    It just seems like a lot of money to pay for a new engine. I like the mower because it is just a push I hate self propelled. But a new engine is like 200 bucks. that is crazy. I have a newer murray with a 5 horse on it but it doesn't bag and that hivac is the best at that
  5. ojpent

    ojpent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    try smallenginewarehouse.com, I've repowered with there engines before and had a great experiance!!
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    If the rest of the machine is OK I would throw a new engine on it and get back to work.
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Probably the best option !!

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