Repowered by Agri Fab Mow N Vac

cmorningstar01

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B7500HSD LA302 FEL , County Line 5" Finish Mower,FEMA 3 Point Utility platform B
Mar 27, 2011
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Pemberton NJ USA
About 5-6 years ago I purchased an Agri Fab Mow N Vac, It is an older one where the shaft of the motor and impeller vane faces to the front not to the side like the new ones do, Well it has an old 5HP Briggs & Stratton Motor on it and I knew I would eventually have to replace the motor as it has been leaking oil really bad, Last spring I purchased one of Harbor Freights 212 CC Predator motors, they are OHV and are basically a clone of the Honda 6.5Hp motor, My research shows that these motors are dependable and very economical, I paid $109.00 + NJ tax, I know it's Chinese but a new 6.5HP motor for that price, I had to have it, Well I spent the better part of the last 2 days trying to get the impeller van off the old Briggs 5HP, I purchased the crazy tool that screws into the vane and is supposed to push it off but the threads on it stripped, I had used heat and penetrating oil and they still stripped, So back to square 1, blocks of wood, a straight pry bar and a 5lb lump hammer, eventually it came off, I knew when I bought it that it had a 3/4" shaft and the old Briggs had a 1" shaft so I purchased the shaft adapter which I had to shorten because it was a little too long, Well...to make a long story short I have that new 6.5HP OHV on and it purrs like a kitten, The OHV motor has a higher RPM range produces more suction.
Photos...Yes Even a pic of the old tired B&S 5hp I replaced which I will now rebuild:)
 

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69 SS

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2015 L3901 HST,with Canopy,LA 525 FEL with SSQA bucket
Sep 26, 2015
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Ft. Inn sc
Good job, can't make up my mind between Agri Fab or DR Power for my mow n vac. Glad you were able to fix yours as new ones pricey. Good luck on all your projects.
 

cmorningstar01

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Equipment
B7500HSD LA302 FEL , County Line 5" Finish Mower,FEMA 3 Point Utility platform B
Mar 27, 2011
307
27
28
Pemberton NJ USA
Pricey is right, We paid $400.00 for this one used 5-6 years ago, WE knew it was an older model but the trailer enclosure was in excellent condition so we figured it would last our remaining life span, Many parts are no longer available new and must be custom made , The impeller vane, vane housing and discharge tube are obsolete, If they ever go It would be cheaper to buy a whole new unit than try to convert to the current style available.