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#1 drivadesl OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Outside of rhe differences in tire sizes, (24" vs16") what are the differences if any between the 24xx series and the 16xx series?

I don't own an Economy as yet but am starting to look. Mainly to tinker around with, I dont need it for any heavy work. Thanks!

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Aside from the tire differences and everything that goes along with that (front spindles, etc.), there is no difference other than engines (14hp, 16hp or 18hp) and other various options which don't necessarily come with one or the other.

We've been putting together what we hope will be a useful tool, particularly for someone just like you who is looking to own their first Economy. Have a read and see if it helps you at all. Oh and welcome to the forum!

http://gardentractor...nd-information/

Edited by David Brown, December 13, 2012 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Welcome to GTT. You've come to a nice place. Check out the picture galleries and manuals that you can download.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Welcome to the site! What Jeff has posted will be able to help you out!
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 03:34 PM

I think I welcomed you back some time ago,but in case I didn't.Welcome to the forum.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thank you all for the info and welcomes. I guess ive got more reading to do.

I think i read here that the 24 series has a larger turning radius. If thats the case i may focus on the 16s simce i'm on a 2 acre lot.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Thank you all for the info and welcomes. I guess ive got more reading to do.

I think i read here that the 24 series has a larger turning radius. If thats the case i may focus on the 16s simce i'm on a 2 acre lot.


I've owned both and I never noticed a difference in the turning radius. I don't see any reason why they would be different to be honest. I do believe that the fiberglass Power Kings have a larger turning radius than do the older metal tractors.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 05:43 PM

I just noticed you where in the Hudson Valley, What town are you in?

Thank you all for the info and welcomes. I guess ive got more reading to do.

I think i read here that the 24 series has a larger turning radius. If thats the case i may focus on the 16s simce i'm on a 2 acre lot.


That does not make sense to me either, the differences between the 16 inch and 24 inch tractors where minimal. Differences I know of are different rear hubs, taller front spindles, and of course different size rear tires. The wheel base and everything should be the same.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:02 PM

I've owned both and I never noticed a difference in the turning radius. I don't see any reason why they would be different to be honest. I do believe that the fiberglass Power Kings have a larger turning radius than do the older metal tractors.


The fiberglass models have a terrible turning radius at least with power steering. Not sure on manual steer but my 2414 would turn quite a bit sharper than my fiberglass 1620

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:36 PM

those Power Kings sure are nice, dont know much about em but sure would like to have one

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:46 AM

It might help to read some of the broucures that are on the site . You'll see some difference between the smaller Jim Dandy model compaired to the Power King which came in both 16" &24" wheels , different options , engines , weights , speeds ect. Good luck , Al

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:19 PM

It is interesting to me that you brought up turning radius. The turning radius is one of the first things I noticed in driving mine for the first time. I was surprised at a very small turning radius of my 2418. I also have a late model Kubota lawn tractor and the economy turns significantly shorter than my kutoba.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:41 PM

I don't own an Economy as yet but am starting to look. Mainly to tinker around with, I dont need it for any heavy work. Thanks!


Respectfully, the more you learn about these tractors, the more they will take over the heavy work duties. These little guys are pretty tough. My brother has three (2 16's and a 24) that he uses to take care of his 20 acres.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 02:07 PM

i know my economy can turn on a dime

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:11 PM

I just noticed you where in the Hudson Valley, What town are you in?


I'm in Rock Tavern, which is just north of Washingtonville, off of Route 207. Thats about 20 mins south of you.

Edited by drivadesl, December 14, 2012 - 11:13 PM.





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