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  1. #1
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    Default repower a bobcat

    I've got a 610 with a motor going bad. Anybody ever replace a wiconsin 4cyl. Did you buy a new motor, a rebuilt one, or replace with a different motor or am I better off getting a different loader. I know I can get rebuilt for 3500$ plus. They say I can replace with a new 35hp vanguard motor. Any thoughts would be appreciated. PM me. Needless to say I'm looking for a different loader, a 610, maybe a 743. Or if someone has a good motor. Let me know. Thanks Rod in Kansas

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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    I put in a Deutz F2L411 diesel. Some 610's actually came with this engine or another model deutz diesel as original equipment. Some would say underpowered but I'm happy so far.

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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    I converted an old belt drive bobcat a bunch of years ago. I had to get a crankshaft adaptor made and make a different exaust system. if the crankshaft will match no big problems. I would stick with air cooled and not worry about a little less hp. I think the vanguard would be a good choice. I would stay away from Honda and onan. the Honda is light on performance for this application.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    Down here in Florida over in Orlando, the bobcat dealer will put new engines in those old 610s. I know you're too far away but give them and call and they might have some info for you at the least.

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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    Do you have a good friend with a mill and a lathe? If so, you have many options.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    Put this one in. Should take about 2 hours to switch it out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VH4D-WISCONS...item3f1e75aa82


    I always wanted to try one of these, and I sill might. http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/...at-610-R2.html

    I have 8 610's 7 with wisconsins and 1 with a duetz. There used to be a guy that sold rebuilt ones on ebay. If you keep checking you might be able to find him.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    Forgive me... I shoulda used the sarcasm font.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: repower a bobcat

    Thank You Mr. dback, I appreciate your reply. I may pm you
    I wouldn't rebuild the engine myself, I'm real good at tearing things apart, but putting them back together is a different story. Bobcat dealer said 10-12 hours according to book, I find that the book can be wrong.

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