I am building my loader tractor--basically have a 418a with a blown motor and a 417a with a bad rearend. I'm going to combine the two with a forward swept gear reduction steering. Plus a brinly hitch off the back to run my back blade etc....
I have sat and thought about it and would much prefer to power this with a Kohler Magnum single cylinder just for ease of servicing etc.... I have a very good condition KT17series II that runs with no smoke or noises (Its off the 417 above---well actually will be, its still bolted in) . The hydro drive pulley is still on it and I haven't attempted to take it off at all.... I'd like to make a trade for a Kohler single (Magnum preferred, "K" I might consider if its in GREAT shape...) I'd also like a 14 or 16.... MAYBE a 12 if again its in GREAT shape.... I'd also like to see the hydro pulley on it.
If nobody has one that's wants to trade I will simply put the twin on and run it.... just figured I'd ask before the motor settles in its new home.