Kawasaki FH680V on Deere 657 Crank

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Slow_Poke09, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Slow_Poke09

    Slow_Poke09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Connecting rods seized to the crank shaft and snapped. There is pretty bad scoring on the crank.

    I want to buy a new crank shaft for it, but the one from Deere costs $300, and the one from Kawasaki costs $200. The Deere model is a FH680V-AS16, which of course isn't listed anywhere but on Deeres parts lookup.

    Does anyone know if the Crank is interchangeable with other FH680 models?
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,333

    I know Deere likes to play with the crank specs on their engines..
    Mike the diameter of the PTO shaft...and check against the Kaw specs...
    Look for any shim washers on the crank...
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    When you find the Kawasaki part number you think it is, plug it in on jdparts.com and if it gives you the JD part number for your machine you are gold.
  4. Slow_Poke09

    Slow_Poke09 LawnSite Member
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