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#1 GT225 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 10:35 PM

My GT225 (1999) currently has a 15 hp Kohler , wondering if anybody can tell me if the 17 hp
Kohler out of an LT 110 (2005) would match up into my tractor. Or is there somewhere that I can look this up. Thanks for the help. :confuse:

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Posted January 16, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Welcome to the site. :wave:

I cant help you with your question but expect someone with more specific knowledge will be along soon. Thanks for joining.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Should I be posting my question somewhere else on the site

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:44 AM

Should I be posting my question somewhere else on the site

So sorry someone has not got to you yet, may be better in the John Deere forum. I dont think you can move this post but a moderator should be able to, let me contact someone to get it moved. Go over to the John Deere forum
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and say hi and post your question again.
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:27 PM

It's highly possible. Two things that supports it - first, both engines has a 1" x 3 5/32" crank, and according to SEW both has the same engine listed as a replacement. That being said, there still may be some mods required. If you have access to the L110, then look over the throttle and choke setup and location of the muffler, etc.

John Deere LT110 Outdoor Power Equipment Repower from Small Engine Warehouse

John Deere GT225 Outdoor Power Equipment Repower from Small Engine Warehouse
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Welcome, GT225. Just moved this over here a bit ago and I see you are getting some help. Good luck!
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 01:34 PM

From my experience with an L110, it would be a waste. Mine was totally worn out after 700 hours.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:48 PM

My 15 H.P. Kohler is 12 years old with over 1,000 hrs, it runs good but it seems to be getting tired. Not able to run through the snow drifts like it used to. I have a line a 17 hp Kohler for $100-150/w 175 hrs on it so I thought this might be an inexpensive way to repower.

By the way I really appreciate everyone's willingness to help on this site, glad that I could join.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 07:29 AM

My l110 after 700 hours (well maintained) started burning so much oil it would not start. I checked the rings, they were so worn, there was 1/4" end gap. Mine was a 2004. Maybe they were better 12 years ago. The dealer told me they are now rated to survive for 250 hours.

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 07:54 AM

GT225,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
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Posted January 19, 2012 - 07:39 PM

To bad they don't build them to last anymore, throw away society

My 15hp Kohler starting smoking and using oil about a year ago, turned out my head gasket was leaking. Replaced the head gasket and has been running good and not using any oil since.

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Posted January 20, 2012 - 09:09 AM

To bad they don't build them to last anymore, throw away society

My 15hp Kohler starting smoking and using oil about a year ago, turned out my head gasket was leaking. Replaced the head gasket and has been running good and not using any oil since.


They have cheapened the average tractor in order to sell it at a price point. You can still buy quality machines but the cost is very high.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Very True.




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