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#1 Airedale OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:57 AM

Hello all, I picked up this 1978 1614 over the summer for the purpose of pulling the dump trailer seen in the background hitched to my TYM. It was basically all restored by the previous owner, I added the dually setup and weights along with a Cub Cadet front bumper. I have just purchased a point saver ignition system that I will be installing shortly.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Welcome! Nice PK you have there. Ought to do fine for it's intended purpose.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hello Al,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
What a nice looking Power King.I really have a thing for Duallies.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Welcome to GTTalk Al, that is one tough looking tractor.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 01:19 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Al! That's a good looking PK you have!

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 01:26 PM

Welcome to the site! Great looking PK! I see it has quite a few modifications on it. What is that orange piece coming up from the bell housing on the side?

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 03:23 PM

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. :thumbs:

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. :confuse:

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.

Al

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 03:37 PM

Welcome to the site! Thats a nice tractor. It should serve you well for many years.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Welcome Al, that is a great PK. I really like the dual wheels and weights. The previous owner sure made it look good.

Glad you posted pictures and glad you joined.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Nice looking PK! Looks good with those duels! I just wish mine had hydraulics!

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Ryan,
Here is a rear view of the tractor and you can see the hole through the bracket where I believe that snow blower chute steering wheel goes, it must be a concoction the previous owner came up with because I have not ever seen anything like it. Also you can see the back of the tractor's frame where the three point hitch would go, Solid ends???

Al

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Welcome to GTT! Very nice looking tractor.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Welcome. That's one of the nicest PK's I've seen. I think I remember reading a post here where someone had opened up the back of the frame to accept the 3 point hitch. It was a while ago. You may want to try a search to see if anything comes up

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:54 PM

That is odd, it has the pieces hanging under the frame for the lower arms to bolt to. If you want, you could just cut the caps off so you can use the 3 point. But, you will mess up the great looking paint a little.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 09:31 PM

You are a lucky guy to have found such a great looking PK. It is almost to pretty to use! Pat yourself on the back for that great buy.
Mike




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