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1014211

USA
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Posted - 09/11/2014 :  15:23:37  Show Profile  Visit 1014211's Homepage Send 1014211 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My father-in-law is looking to get rid of his Cub Cadet and he has his eye on a 1990's John Deere with a single cylinder Kawasaki. I haven't heard too much discussion on these here, but does anyone have anything to say about them? Reliable? Parts more expensive than Kohler/Briggs?

Jon

acb10_64

USA
801 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2014 :  21:47:58  Show Profile  Visit acb10_64's Homepage Send acb10_64 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jon in my experience these don't give much trouble. The Kawasaki's are good engines and generally give the least trouble compared to briggs and kohler.
Would this be an LX series mower?

Wes



2 1964 Allis Chalmers B-10's

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1014211

USA
2305 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2014 :  06:11:16  Show Profile  Visit 1014211's Homepage Send 1014211 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wes, its a 265? He said its the same size as his late 60's Cub. Tractor Data has the engine as a Kawasaki FC540V. 32cubic inches. Thanks for the input!

Jon
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B-16_IC

USA
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Posted - 09/12/2014 :  12:09:20  Show Profile  Visit B-16_IC's Homepage Send B-16_IC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've only ever heard of one guy that hated his Kawasaki. Most brag them up as very reliable.

Life is all about paying. Pay attention, or pay the consequences, the choice is yours. Rich
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Cvans

USA
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Posted - 09/12/2014 :  13:31:04  Show Profile Send Cvans a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just talked with a Kawasaki owner and he was very pleased with it. JD must have gotten that right.


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lobsta1

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Posted - 09/12/2014 :  19:05:49  Show Profile Send lobsta1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Go to my tractor forum,search John Deere forum. I believe there is a writeup about a plastic gear on the camshaft that sometimes needs replacing.
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