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deere 65 engine options?

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Hi guys. I purchased a deere 65 riding mower a couple of weeks ago and the 5 hp tecumseh engine on it is showing signs of it's age. I'm thinking of changing the motor on it but i dont want to put a big one in. Can i put say a 6.75 hp brigg in from a lawn mower? Seems to me it would be enough for my son to ride it. I dont want a batterie and starter set up because it's a pain in the neck to buy a 70$ batterie so i sort of tossed the whole 8 hp and up brigg idea. What do you guys think?:thanku:
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One thing about lawn mower engines (push mowers), is most use lighter flywheels, and are hard to start without the momentum of the blade.
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