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Posted April 04, 2013 - 07:40 PM

I totally agree! I would never sell it either after all that.

 

Plus That one should be the GTtalk Mascot :D


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 05:59 PM

George is waiting on belts to get the pto working. When he gets the belts he wants to try the Bush Hog with the flail mower that came with the tractor. He told me to save some of our lawn and let it grow so he can test out the tractor and mower. After mowing again today and saving his area to mow, I just had to mess with him a little and put up this sign. It did make him chuckle.

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Grand, that's great!

George, glad it's coming around for you!


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:30 PM

  I just had to mess with him a little and put up this sign. It did make him chuckle.

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Well, you made a guy in Kentucky chuckle with that one too!   :thumbs:    :bigrofl:


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Posted May 12, 2013 - 01:13 PM

I picked up a new to the Bush Hog engine today. I have been debating on what engine to get for the Bush Hog. The couple of choices I have been thinking about were either a single cylinder Chinese diesel, a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel, a two cylinder Yanmar, a Honda Gx630 twin or doing something with a single cylinder Kohler.

 

I have a 12hp Kohler from the one Cub Cadet I have. Only problem with the 12 hp from the Cub is the way the oil pan is and the way it mounts. I have been checking craigslist a lot lately and came across a guy selling a Wheel Horse that had a 16 hp Kohler in it with the oil pan flange mount like I would need.

 

I picked the 16hp today for $250. I think it was a fair deal. I need to get an air cleaner for it but other than that it is complete. There are going to be a couple of things that I will have questions on when trying to get it hooked up. Most of it will be straight forward but it has the leads for the two leads for the alternator and I am not sure which lead would be which and if I am going to be able to hook it to my current voltage regulator or if there is a different type I need to get? Maybe something like what is on an Onan?

 

Here are a couple of pictures of the motor.

 

 

 

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 03:55 PM

The stator works exactly like an Onan, both those are AC leads to the regulator.  A Kohler or Onan regulator will work.  Your original wiring will not work with this system, so a little rewiring will be needed, but not terribly involved.   I gotta go milk, but I'll be back later with more info.



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Good, clean looking engine George.  Did the shafts end up the same size?



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Nice power plant for the Bush Hog, George!



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 05:41 PM

What is the original equipment engine supposed to be?



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 05:52 PM

The original engine was a Wisconsin S12D.

 

It does seem like it will be a decent engine. Will only know for sure once I get it running. We have a show to go to this weekend so I will wait to do the swap. I am going to try and get a hold of an air cleaner housing. I have a regulator I can use off of another Onan. I forgot about the leads being A/C and it shouldn't matter which terminal they are hooked to as long as it isn't the battery terminal on the regulator.



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Good, clean looking engine George.  Did the shafts end up the same size?

 

Yep the shafts are both 1 1/8" so it worked out great in that regard. As long as the engine fits between the frame rails the rest should be fairly easy.


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Posted May 12, 2013 - 06:33 PM

I think you got the wrong motor.

This is the motor it should have.

 

http://www.cloudelec...p/mo-me1004.htm

 

Think about, be the first, set the standard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTRIC

HOG

 


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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:48 PM

I forget, but doesn't the S12-D use a  Delco starter/generator? If so, you can disconnect all wires leading to the Delco and regulator, tape them off well, then tie them off to the side so if you want to go back to OE, they will still be there.  Disconnect the charge wire from the ammeter.  Then if the Wisconsin used a magneto ignition, you will need to change out the key switch to a DC powered ignition type.  Run your DC charge wire from your regulator to your ammeter, then other side of ammeter to the IGN on the new switch.  To prevent engine from staying running due to the regulator still putting out DC, run your coil off the ACC pole on the switch so everything is disconnected with key off.  Do use a starter solenoid with 4 poles so you can run a jumper to the coil off the 4th pole, otherwise with the coil ran off the ACC pole of switch, juice will be cut off to the coil when key is in starter position.  All the rest of the OE harness should be able to be left in place for any safety switch operations.



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 07:53 PM

The S12D does have the starter generator but it had the battery style ignition with points so it should be even easier for the conversion. I redid all the wiring on it when I got the engine back together so it won't hurt my feelings too much redoing most of the wiring again.

 

I am anxious to get working on it but it will have to wait. I really wanna get to mowing some grass with the trail mower :D



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Posted May 12, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Oh, then most is already done!  







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