It looks like the Subaru engine fit well in your tractor.
Yeah it did, I had to cut and nip a few things too. Well worth it though, I plan on doing it again to one of my other sears.
I am on a few other sites and on one of them they guys are so picky about what I do to my tractor, they are so hell bent at keeping it "original".
I feel the GX690 is going to be an awesome engine for that tractor. Now that I see how well it fits in yours maybe I'll push for a bigger engine next time around.
One thing I have noticed is that I am barley using any gas compared to what I use to burn. I know they techy had a small tank but it was not easy on fuel like the Subaru is. One mow with the tecky and stock tank and I needed a refill. I think its like a 1 gallon tank. I have mowed 4 times on one tank with the new engine. Its got a 7.4 qt. or 1.85 gallon tank. So its not even twice the size but goes 3 times as far. I know a lot of the savings is coming from the fact I put a larger pulley on the deck drive as well as the hydro drive and I can mow at about 1/2 throttle as opposed to 3/4 ish throttle before.
I see you have the stock pulley on there so wanted to mention that because with your new found horse power I am betting you will see the same results. Only difference is your tractor is a gear drive so you may not want to change your drive pulley , it may make your tractor to fast.
As far as the bigger deck pulley goes , no ill affects at all, I can hit real tall wet grass and it don't bog a bit.
Edited by John Arsenault, November 11, 2017 - 07:10 AM.