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Kent Penney

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I am looking at a 1641 that a guy has for sale. B&S engine with 54" deck. Any experience with these for lawn mowing. I like that it has hydrostatic drive. Appreciate any help.
 

1811Cub

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The 54" was not recommended on that model. The biggest recommended deck was a 48". I would think the 16HP would be underpowered for that large of a deck. Therefore, the engine should be fully checked out since it was possibly working it's tail off to drive that deck.
 

John Will

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Find out the service history, also. Those engines were supposed to have the valves adjusted every three hundred hours. I will tell you from mine, it does make a big difference in how they run. It can also make a difference in the engine life span.
 

bharvey

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I bought a 1641 new in 1992 with 54" deck. I mow 1 1/2 acres. I have never add any problems with engine. It burns no oil and i have mowed grass as high as 6 inches - with deck at full height first pass. It is still running strong today!
 

Kent Penney

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Thanks for the helpful information everyone. I thought about it some more and I have decided I am going to stick with my 108 for now and see what I can do to make that work much better. I know this will be helpful for others if they are considering at 1641 in the future.
 
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