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I bought this ole girl knowing it sat for over a year, checked the oil, sanded the points, added some fuel, she cracked right off and purred like a kitten. Thought for sure the carb would have to come off, couldn't believe it, but he was a stickler for running his engines until the bowls are empty after shutting off the gas. Now I just need that new seat pan to get here so I can bolt it on and we're good to go, maybe look for a generator belt guard.

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Yupper duppers. The K series are the tanks of the small engine world. :)

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Cool, gives me a little hope for this weekend when I have a go at ours.  Who knows, maybe she'll fire right up!

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I'm amazed that I just plowed 1/4 mi drive 8 x and shoved snow to the top of the hood & that engine (14 hp single "1973")just hunkered down like a diesel the newer ones just ain't got that. But the sear weight of the gt 14 helps too...  (and the drive belt didn't break) : )

 

I have a diesel 2320 JD loader /blade & I got this big 14 yrs olds smile when I plow with the GT14....it is a brute : )

 

Wife thinks same ,,how good is that :snooty:  :happy-jumpeveryone:

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That's great!

So what is it? 702?

Mike..........

Think we all figured it out to be a 753

Jack, that is awesome,I never had much luck plowing with my 414-8 it just never had it and it felt like I was destroying the tractor as things broke a bolts sheared so I discontinued it and put a blade on a 4wheeler and I can push it now! I loved every minute though on the tractor...I can definately relate!

Cool, gives me a little hope for this weekend when I have a go at ours.  Who knows, maybe she'll fire right up!

I hope for your sake it goes just as easy, I thought I would spend most the night in the garage...now for warmer weather so I can wash it and see what's underneath all this dust and grime!

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I have an 856 that I've been plowing with this winter.  Low gear it can't be stopped.  If I had some weight I'm positive I could push more snow even further....

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:USA:  :wh:   I love the sound of an old S/Gen K Kohler in the morning.   Keer Thump  /  Keerr Thump. then like you said the purrrrr like a kitten. Nice ride enjoy it. Great show tractors ride all day at the shows on a tank of gas enjoy the ride Gary    B.....

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Don't make 'em the way they used to. The old Kohlers are dependable with oil changes and clean fuel.

The '85 416-8 won't be stopped!

 

Each time I fire up an old Kohler I wish I was in as great a shape. Those old Kohlers will be here after I quit breathin'!   :laughing-rofl:

 

Grandsons inheritance fo' sure.

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