This is the story of my Power King. This blog was submitted to Speed TVs show "GEARZ" with Stacey David. They have a segment called What Are You Working On and I signed all the realease forms and such but have never seen my PK on the show. This is also posted on the My tractor forum and on the Yahoo PK page so it may look familar to some.
I had first seen this tractor on a classified board at work in 2001. It was a fully functioning 1614 at the time. It had a Kohler K321 14 hp engine, dual 3 speed transmissions, Dana rear end, snow plow, mowing deck, rear farm type plows, 3 point hitch and an extra set of turf tires,and rims.
I didn't have the cash to buy it so a friend, Frank, that worked with me bought it. Frank ran it until 2007 when he blew up the Kohler. He tore down the front end to get to the engine and tore down the engine to replace the rod and piston but never did. He went out and bought a new fiberglass bodied Power King. So the PK sat outside in pieces until the day before Frank retired. He called me up and said he had a retirement present for me. I laughed and told him I wasn't retiring, he was. He went on to say that he wanted me to have the Power King since I always asked about it.
So the story of Humpty Dumpty started on Dec 1, 2009 when I went and picked it up.