Walker engine blown

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sam c, May 17, 2001.

  1. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Well guys now i know why the walker was only $500 bucks. I knew the engine was noisy and weak and it let go today. It's a model MCGHS with a 16 hp. kohler. I would love to get some suggestions for replacing the engine from you who have been up this road. Sources,options,ect. I do my own work if that helps and also would like to know if i can and should install a larger engine. *Help* The oil stained the concrete walk. (see other thread) Thanks-A-Lot
  2. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

  3. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    forget about e-mailing them,call 'em direct,talk to to tech.you can probably upgrade to a 20 hp engine,but the 20 hp models have a manual clutch engagement not an electric,so there might be some re-configuring (modifications) you might have to do.might be more expensive.
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    isnt the 16hp a single and the 20 a V-twin?.I would think more than just the clutch engagement would neew to be changed.I know the larger Walkers use the V twin kohlers.Now would be a good time to upgrade to 20 hp if it is that easy.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    i think they do have a twin 16 now that may be good to get yu by ...my experience is that the bigger engine swap may cost you some money which may or may not be in the budget......20 worth it if not ridiculus
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

  7. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    Call the above post and talk to Tim. He knows it ALL.
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    I didnt know Kohler made a 16hp Twin OHV or side valve engine.The smallest command V-twin is a 17hp,and I have a 16hp Kohler magnum,its a big single,shakes your brains out.Is ther another Kohler besides a MAg or command that would be on that machine?
  9. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    replace it with a Kohler 16hp v-twin, it is an easy swap.
    Make sure to upgrade the pullies also.

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