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    Feb 2009

    Default Looking for a cheap & easy repower?

    If your looking for a cheap repower for your BCS or Grillo, check out this Subaru Robin 9 HP on Ebay - Robin-Subaru Engine 9 HP - Free Shipping | eBay . I picked one up for my 735 (Briggs Vanguard died and parts would have been almost as much to fix it as I paid for a brand new engine) and it was an easy swap. The whole transistion took maybe 45 minutes (the hardest part was getting the clutch off the old engine) and this thing runs great! With the OHC it is much quieter than the Briggs. It is hard to beat a new 9 HP engine for $275 delivered to your door.

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    Platinum Member farmerboybill's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Southwestern Wisconsin
    BCS 850 diesel and 735 diesel

    Default Re: Looking for a cheap & easy repower?

    Hey mpapiary,

    That 9 hp Subaru is a great engine. The Europeans can get them installed on a BCS or Grillo. I just sold a g85 with one to a Mennonite in Platteville, WI and another on a G85d to a market gardener in Fond Du Lac, WI. Once they get some market exposure, I think they'll be as highly regarded as the Hondas.

    One thing - they aren't a direct swap from an Acme. An adapter kit is needed if replacing one.

    Keep us posted on your impression of the engine.
    BCS 850 w/ Kohler Diesel, BCS 735 w/ Acme diesel, Agrizeta tracks, 30" tiller, Berta double rotary plow, Berta 33" 2 stage snow blower, 18 inch combined ridger, Caravaggi BIO90 chipper, Bellon 32"rough cut mower, Caravaggi stump grinder, BCS 59" duplex mower, Pallidino 20" flail mower, Ravenna trailer, trencher, 2 way plow, ridger,

    John Deere B, 60, 4430 open station, 4430 SGB, 4840, 317 skid steer, and all the implements to work 'em

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