Can any one tell me if there is a direct replacement engine for Gravely Rear Engine lawn mower
I don't have a lift-able hitch on my tractor, but I do have the vacuum bagger which uses a brace similar in design to the lift-able hitch. My Kohler kit from Repower Specialists fit fine and they were even able to supply the correct adapter for the drive pully for the vacuum bagger.Briggs, Honda and Kohler engines are all offered in Re-power kits. If you get the Kit, it has most everything you need to Re-power it.
Some of the kits have the exhaust already made just for the Re-power and come with instructions for any 'Re-wiring' that has to be done for installation.
The engines come with the adapter plate. The only thing you might have to do is calculate what shims you need for the bevel gear. Some of the kits are built to use your existing shims so you just bolt the engine right in and use your bevel gear,shims and thrust bearing.
You just have to re-route some cables and connect the wiring harness and they are ready to go.
As long as you do not have a 'Lift-able' rear hitch, they go right in. If you have the lift-able rear hitch, you will have to do some modifications to the hitch lift linkage from under the seat to the hitch by modifying the 'Rock Shaft' and the lift bars.
The nice thing with the bagger mount is it will fit all of the Re-power kits because that hanger support bracket doesn't move and is out of the way far enough from the engine.I don't have a lift-able hitch on my tractor, but I do have the vacuum bagger which uses a brace similar in design to the lift-able hitch. My Kohler kit from Repower Specialists fit fine and they were even able to supply the correct adapter for the drive pully for the vacuum bagger.
So, because the parts are similar, it is quite possible their kit would work with the later model version of the lift-able hitch.
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Thanks to all who responded. Yes it is 2 cylinder Kohler. BEEN LOOKLING AT THE NEWER ZERO TURN BUT THEY ARE NOT HALF THE MOWER MY OLD GRAVELY IS. BOUT DECIDED TO REPOWER IT. HAVE 6 OR 7 OF THEM LOLCan any one tell me if there is a direct replacement engine for Gravely Rear Engine lawn mower
I also have the 2 wheeled tiller that I mount to the front of the tractor. That thing works very well. It tills between the wheels so I don't drive through the tilled soil like I do when I use the rear tiller.Did some more checking to be sure I was remembering correctly.
I have a 1989 price list showing the tiller, hitch and all necessary parts to use it on G series Kohler twin tractors.
Of course what you have done with yours is better with the double arm version, and I like the idea of attaching the main hitch frame to the engine.
The tiller and lift-able hitch was discontinued by the mid 90's when I bought my tractor. From then on they promoted the idea of putting the two wheel plow or the cultivator on the front of the four wheel tractors.
The vacuum bagger had a bracket that allowed sone movement but also tied the engine and hitch frame together.