So I am in Spain
at the moment and have a broken DC alternator
on my Fisher
The local repairman says it is hard to get proper FP parts
- indeed there is no stock in the country, and replacements
. This takes time and comes at a premium price
However, the generator
is based on a 13hp Kubota diesel engine
, specifically the Z482. I am fairly certain the alternator
is not only generic to Kubota, but common to several of their small engines, used with lots of different garden equipment
, small tractors and the like.
should be widely available.
But where would I be likely to find Kubota parts in Spain
I have spent hours searching the 'net with little success.
Probably it is just a matter of knowing exactly what business to call.
I suppose many of you have Kubota gear
and would know what to do?
By the way, the little thingie goes by part numbers like 15531-64013, 15531-64017, and others. There are some on eBay, but mainly in the US. It looks like this:
Any tips would be welcome.
P.S. I know I can also replace the whole alternator with a pulley, and charge the battery
in other ways... That has been discussed in recent threads.