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New engine, which one though?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Now that my birthday is coming up, I will be expecting some money. I am thinking of installing a new engine on my Scag to replace my weak 14 hp Kaw. Which engine would you guys suggest for my mower. It is a 1996 Scag 52" SWZ. I have seen a lot of like the 98-00 models with Briggs and Stratton 18hp's on them. I am looking at probably a Kohler, Kawasaki, and a Briggs to replace my Kaw. with. I want something from 17-20 hp only. If you have any suggestions please respond
  2. 17 horse twin kaw should be enough power but its expensive probably around 800 to a grand
  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    17 Horsepower Kawasaki
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Yep, that should spin those blades nicely.
  5. ScottH

    ScottH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

  6. ACER

    ACER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

  7. acer

    Im in the chicago area and the deals you can get at russo are amazeing all the daelers here in chicagoland dont know how they do it.
    My dealer for stihl told me russo was selling chainsaws 5$ less then what he pays for the saw at his dealer cost.
    Only reason we dont buy our mowers from em is service they got great prices but rotten service. Maybe thats how they give such good deals and also they are 2 hour drive from us and heavy traffic all the way up there.
    But for something like a engine id take a chance at them prices thats a 1000 dollar engine .
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    u lucky fella. brother in law had a birth day recentl y. his daughter decided to take everybody out to dine togather.
    a bunch o people.poor brother in law knew what was coming ,when they handed him the check. one look in his eyes told it all. i helped him out some.
    oh they love us ,guess thats the most important thing. whew:( :D my daughters would know better than that.;)
    oh ,was we takin motors or somethin.?
  9. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Hey ACER and Odin00, what is a charging system on that 17 hp Kawasaki you were telling me about a while ago? So far my Scag dealer has quoted my on a new replacement 17hp Kaw. for $899. I thought that was a bit high. $699 sounds like a nice deal for one of those engines. Thanks again.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Just make sure that $699 engine comes with the $100+ muffler.

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