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Re: Gravely 8199-KT repower
Wow, 230 hours and the engine blew up? That's not alot of hours. Sounds like the previous owner wasn't big on maintenance. (I would consider checking the oil as being maintenance). Although I have heard that the governor on the KTs can cause the engine to blow too, but I have not confirmed that suspicion.
You may get lucky finding the engine you need on CL or Ebay. Or you can rebuild the engine you have, if that's an option. Whatever you choose, good luck. I, too, am repowering. I just got a 16G that had a blown Magnum. Engine was parted out by previous owner but I did get a blown KT19 off him. Stay tuned as I will post pics of my process of repowering.