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Difference Between 1618 And 2418


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#1 harleyrkc04 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM

I have just purchased a 2418 with a serial that dates it 1980. I understand that the last two numbers represent the HP, but as I begin to read and learn about this tractor I an having a difficult time finding out the difference between models. Could some one please explain the significance of the first two numbers of the model number. Thanks

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Welcome to the site! Im glad to have another PK owner here! The first 2 digits are the size of the rear wheels. You are correct the last 2 digits are for the engine horse power. Any chance of us seeing some pics?
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:39 AM

Ryan313,

Thanks for the info.

I'll be going to our cabin in a few weeks and I'll get a few and post.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:53 AM

Not a problem, any question be sure to post!

Also, if it has a k361 (which it should if its 18hp) be sure to keep the cooling fins clear. It has overhead valves and and between the valves and head it tends to build up crud and over heat the engine. The valve seats are steal on an aluminum head, that can also cause problems. If maintained properly it will treat you well, just take good care of it. You don't want to have to replace the engine because you didn't clear the cooling fins regularly.

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Yes, and beware of the mice in the winter months, I'm still finding pieces of meeces, lol with a shop vac and a air hose, been cleaning out the fins and front intake cavity




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