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Converting A Vertical Shaft V Twin Kohler To Horizontal Shaft?


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#1 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Has anyone done this with success or is it even possible?I have a 25 HP Kohler Command vertical and would like it to make it horizontal? It has a pressure lube system too. Can I just modify the oil pickup and intake to stand it up??

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Keith, I remember someone going in the reverse direction from you ie they went from horizontal to vertical. I wish I could remember more, but they did post about it on this site.
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Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Like Howard, I remember something being posted before about going from one to the other. Will try and do some searching to see if I can find the thread.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Here is a link to one thread I found but I am almost positive there was another thread on a Kohler.

http://gardentractor...ing#entry122673

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Here's a thread on an M18 vertical to horizontal conversion:

http://gardentractor...-to-horizontal/

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 05:42 PM

I'm sure there may be a way to make it work? We want to try it in a hotrod Ford-Cadet. We have a local club that let's ya run modded rigs so we plan to build at least 4 different classes this winter, but we will see? As we need to procure a few more Ford's for the sheet metal . Me and brother don't much care for the looks of the cubs. We were brought up on Fords and feel the need to stay blue and white. No offence to the cub folk because they make an awesome unit, but everyone has them .



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Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:26 PM

No offence to the cub folk because they make an awesome unit, but everyone has them .


Yeah, everyone has a CC trans, too. I wonder that someone doesn't cut down a trans from something else. Maybe a car or a small tractor.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, everyone has a CC trans, too. I wonder that someone doesn't cut down a trans from something else. Maybe a car or a small tractor.


Some clubs your not allowed to use an automotive cutdown of a transission. If its a stock class they recommend your using what came with the tractor. But you have to look at your clubs rules.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 05:52 AM

I don't want to re invent the wheel so the cub chassis will just get a different top is all. I thought I saw a peerless 2500 series transaxle with a standard gearbox bolted to it on a newer power king? Boy that would be nice for one of the stock classes.

But that's another thread.. I'm curious about converting this Kohler to horizontal. :)

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'm sure there may be a way to make it work? We want to try it in a hotrod Ford-Cadet. We have a local club that let's ya run modded rigs so we plan to build at least 4 different classes this winter, but we will see? As we need to procure a few more Ford's for the sheet metal . Me and brother don't much care for the looks of the cubs. We were brought up on Fords and feel the need to stay blue and white. No offence to the cub folk because they make an awesome unit, but everyone has them .

-----Sounds like a fun winter ahead :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Put a WH 8 pinion in it, Ive seen it done with Sears and JD's. Could be easier than cutting the oil pan out of the frame and turning it.

We pull sport stock with WH's, Never saw a need to go to cub rears unless your going for a 50 cube.

I have a spare command 25hp horizontal if your looking ?

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 06:03 PM

What's a wh 8 pinion?
And we are always " looking". ;)

Edited by skyrydr2, September 13, 2012 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted September 13, 2012 - 06:09 PM

No plans to cut and oil pans out, but if we did, it a cake walk, I can make just about anything, but I find it much easier to modify something that is close . ;)

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 06:13 PM

On them hot rod diesel rigs your runnin, what engines are you using and what turbo? And what else needs to be done? Biggest question; of all, how long do they last running them like that?

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:11 PM

Wheel Horse makes an 8 pinion rear,1 1/8 axles We drop the sport stock at 4500 rpm with 26x12's on the rear hooked to a 7000lb transfer sled no problem

The diesel well other than blowing turbo gaskets it's been 2 seasons so far. Her's has a 2.2 Nisson and mine will be a 2.2 Caterpillar.
Now down to 45 boost and holding except for the exhaust gaskets. Injection pump and turbo is English Bosch from a 7000 Ford Both redone by Houston diesel
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PS I put another vid up that was sent to me




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