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Burntime

A Quest for a Landlord DLX, and found an Agco

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Burntime

Well, my DLX sold and mysteriously I can across a 1720H in incredible shape with an aerated blocksm00 It has a 54 inch deck, snowthrower, and under 200 hours. Well, I just had to have it! I think the prior owner spent more time waxing it then using it! Now, I have the toy and no vroom!:(! I stumbled upon a Regent with an 18hp vanguard. The 18 and 20hp are the same. The 18 just has a smaller carb, I have a 20hp carb...check! The 18hp also has exhaust restrictors placed in the port. I can remove them...check! Now to pick er clean!

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I putzed and pulled it apart on and off today. Tomorrow is repower day! The kids had a blast with me! Best of all, this new vanny is well under 200 hours. Probably closer to 100. At 0 degrees it popped right off and ran with the choke off immediately. I am a kohler guy, but hey, this will do for now.:D

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Burntime

I'm not knocking the briggs...the old one did it on its own!:D It does seem to be a really smooth quiet motor. I just like the rock and roll and Harley sound of the kohler. Its what I know. Hopefully it is a tit for tat thing. Either way I have one. I know Ray raves about his Honda in the sovereign.

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Burntime

Well, found a little free time to convert the two motors. A lot of dinking around. Linkages had to be switched along with carbs, intakes, etc. Got a late start on it and ran out of daylight but got pretty far. So others can see, I took a pic of the single barrel 18hp carb, 2 barrel 20hp carb, and the two motors sitting next to each other. I just have to pull the exhaust restrictors in the 18 and then replace the shrouds...

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leeave96

I'm late to this thread, but I posted last Summer regarding a Landlord DLX and a bad engine in it. That engine was an 18 hp Vanguard. I found a 14 hp Vanguard from a Broadmoore and without a doubt, was the easiest engine swap I have ever done on any garden tractor - regardless or make or model.

So far, the 14 hp handles the 50 inch deck with ease, but the bottom side main seal is leaking so that will be a winter fix-it project.

Just curious - why did you part with your DLX?

Thanks!

Bill

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quote:Originally posted by leeave96

I'm late to this thread, but I posted last Summer regarding a Landlord DLX and a bad engine in it. That engine was an 18 hp Vanguard. I found a 14 hp Vanguard from a Broadmoore and without a doubt, was the easiest engine swap I have ever done on any garden tractor - regardless or make or model.So far, the 14 hp handles the 50 inch deck with ease, but the bottom side main seal is leaking so that will be a winter fix-it project.Just curious - why did you part with your DLX?Thanks!Bill


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