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Ariens Zero turn mower motor replacement

I have a Kohler 18 hp motor that was on a regular riding mower. Can it be placed on a Zero turn mower?

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That depends on the motor mounts, the output shaft length and diameter. The Ariens Zoom 42 and 50 use Kohler twin cyl engines, so it does sound possible.

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It's a Ariens 42 in and the regular riding mower is 18hp off a Murray I was told that since the blade engage on the regular isn't a push and pull button like on zero turns it wouldn't work


The blade engage etc. is most likely done through a drive system and a couple of clutches. your mower should have a hydrostatic drive etc. So not quite sure what you mean by this "the blade engage on the regular isn't a push and pull button"


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