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I have a vertical lawnmower and i need to know how to make it horazontil. Is there a way to re-build it? if so how? And if there is a way to only make some miner ajustments so it will work what are they.if you have any answers then describe in detal or give ma a graph or a web site where i can find this info.

Thankes a lot

-- Scott David (, April 22, 2002


you have to put a gear on it then you atach another one to it verdicaly

-- George ray (, April 25, 2002.

you should trade your motor for a five or eight horse motor

-- corey william daniels (, May 22, 2002.

your going to have to come up with a different way of mounting the engine also, i recomend a honda GX160 or 200. (great engines) to get the power from the engine to gearbox, use a small differencial from a self-propelled push mower and lock one end of the drive. gear the engine to one of the diff. axles and the origional input on the diff. to the vertical trany. this will require welding but that is the overall idea of it. really there is no easy way to do it but i would stick with the vertical shaft engine and change the drive ratio w/ different pulleys. you can also take the governor off the engine to make it faster. i work at a lawnmower repair shop and i raced junior sprint cars so, i have a pretty good idea of what i am talking about. if you have any questions email me i will be more then happy to help.

-- N/A (, May 14, 2003.

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