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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 06:37 PM

I have a friend John and he is looking into getting a powerking 2418.  He has questions about it, but isnt good with the computer so im posting to help him out.  Right now he has a 1950 john deere A, 2012 john deere 5000 series, 2006 kubota Idk series, but he is looking for a bigger garden tractor.

Here are his questions:

1. what catigory 3 point hitch does it have?

2. how big of a plow can it pull?

3. How strong is it?

4. can it pull a 4ft spring harrow?

 

can u guys help us out.  Thanks


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 06:47 PM

1. Cat. 0

2. One 12" plow

3. They are very strong and work well beyond their size.

4. Yes, not a problem.  May need some weights depending on soil but it really shouldn't be any problem.

 

Better let him know about the 18hp kphler "issues" just so he is aware.



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Posted January 27, 2013 - 06:51 PM

wat issues do the 18hp kohlers have. besides liking to throw rods



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Posted January 27, 2013 - 06:54 PM

wat issues do the 18hp kohlers have. besides liking to throw rods

They tend to overheat easily which causes the head to warp.  They drop valves too.  I know of some that have been going strong for years though.  It all depends on the owner and how they take care of their equipment.  It is imperative that he keep the cooling fins under the valve box clean and free of debri.  Do that and the tractor shoud be awesome!


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Absolutly! Of course this is true for all engines. The best thing you can do is take care of your equipment. Make sure the fins and head plate are clean of mouse nests (cant remember how many times ive had to clean mine out) change oil regularly and get a good spark plug or two.



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 01:02 AM

Also, Take note that this engine is not one
that will tolerate idling around under load.
As others have said,Keep fins,blower housing,
ETC. clean! Always run high speed, as this is
what cools engine. They are a good engine if
the owner does not overheat them.

Edited by tractorgarden, January 28, 2013 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted January 28, 2013 - 09:25 AM

That will do what he wants with out a problem, if the engine is in good order and he continues to maintain it properly. :thumbs:






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