Thanks for the complements folks and I want to thank the site itself for getting me somewhat up to speed on the Power King brand itself. I learned a lot here about them and it has helped me under stand the workings this tractor. It is a neat little tractor and it kind of reminds me of a miniature version of my very first tractor an Allis Chalmers WD45. A little bit archaic to say the least in kind of a good way.
Ryan I have read many of your posts here and I am very impressed with your knowledge and enthusiasm for these machines. Now as for that orange piece you speak of I am going to have to make a guess as to what it is for. The previous owner of this tractor works out of state for long periods and is hard to get hold of so I never did find out exactly what it is for. My theory is it is for the snow blower that came with the tractor. Along with the snow blower came a steering wheel with a long shaft. I believe the steering wheel shaft goes through a hole on the top of that metal fixture and connects to the chute on the snow blower allowing the operator to direct the snow throw from the seat.
Some day i hope to get a hold of the guy and find out why it is there for sure. A couple of other differences is a three point hitch came with the tractor but it can not be put on because where it would slide into the tractor frame the frame end is capped and solid, no open ends to slide in and attach the hitch. The owner made up a nice custom trailer hitch that looks good and works fine but that eliminates using three point implements as it sits now. Like I said above I got the tractor to mainly pull my dump trailer so it frees up my big tractor and eliminates constant hooking and unhooking all the time when using the trailer.
Other than those oddities the tractor is in like new condition everywhere.
I did a few extra little things like the duals because my place is hilly and the Power King felt a little tippy pulling the trailer, it has turned out to be a good mod and I do like the extra traction and look. The bumper mod was also a good one because it actually extends out far enough and protects the hood.
Edited by Airedale, September 04, 2012 - 03:37 PM.