Hey guys, I have a Landmark 12/38 (Home Hardware brand) . It has a 12hp Briggs in it. The flywheel has plastic cooling fins and a plastic ring gear for the electric start. The teeth on the ring gear are badly stripped so it will no longer turn over. Just wondering if I can swap in an older all steel flywheel or do I have to stay with the plastic ring gear?
Landmark 12/38 with bad ring gear
Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:02 PM
Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:06 PM
You may be able to just replace the ring gear. We used to do it on car engines. Good Luck, Rick
- CanadianHobbyFarmer said thank you
Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:24 PM
I haven't pulled it apart yet, but I suspect you are likely correct that just the gear can be replaced. I was thinking an all steel one would be more durable and I know where I can likely get one for free.
Posted July 29, 2015 - 06:33 AM
Yep you can put one on.The original one will have 4 Pins that you will need to knock out with a punch.
The new one should come with 4 bolts and Nyloc nuts and a new starter gear if you get the kit.
Make sure to get one made for your Model engine.
Here I did a quick search on ebay there's a bunch on there.
- Alc and CanadianHobbyFarmer have said thanks
Posted July 29, 2015 - 07:12 PM
Thanks Eric for taking the time to find that, I will check and compare prices with my local dealer as on a lot of those ads the shipping is as much as the parts kit and depending on how they ship it, there could be brokerage fees on top of that. It is good to know that that is an option though, so thanks again. I may just see if the all steel one my boss's father in law has will work first though. I'm not in a big hurry to fix it, I have a backup machine.
Edited by CanadianHobbyFarmer, July 29, 2015 - 07:14 PM.