View Full Version : Older Ferris Questions..

05-04-2010, 07:43 AM
I picked up an older DD52KA the other day. It has a bad motor but it comes with a way newer 17 horse kawi. Is it okay to put the 17 horse kawi motor in place of the 14 horse? I dont wanna ruin the pumps or whatnot. And I also need to know what kind of hydrostatic fluid to use because the resevoirs are quite low. Any help is greatly appreciated.

05-04-2010, 05:03 PM
Yep should be be just fine, as far as the pumps go ferris have low pressure hydro pumps so they should be a-ok.

05-05-2010, 01:00 AM
what kind of hydrostatic fluid to use because the resevoirs are quite low.

I don't know but you could go to your local dealer and find out. I'd love to hear what they have to say.

05-05-2010, 08:51 AM
I called a local ferris dealer and they said to use DTE-26 of DTE-16

05-05-2010, 02:33 PM

I'd love to see some pictures of your engine changing process.

Steve's Lawn Care
05-07-2010, 07:47 AM
to bad U couldnt have used the mower with the 14hp engine that way U could see if the 17hp made a big difference.. I have a 17horse kawi on my howard price walk behind and its more than enought power to pull me up any hill.

05-07-2010, 11:14 PM
I know the 14 horse is shot though.. Its coming along well, its my first motor swap on a lawnmower. The PTO and main pulley both fit on the 17 horse but the muffler and pull starter dont fit on it so im at a standstill with it. Its an FC540V, if anybody can lead me to some parts that would be great..

05-08-2010, 01:52 PM
Did you look on ebay at all? They might have a bunch of used parts that you can use for relatively cheap.