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#1 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Got this little bugger for right around $57.50.

The numbers:
Original SN: 9679 (May, 1961?)
Kohler K-161 SN (I think): 545520

I plan to turn this into a parade/show/golf-cart/trailer pulling tractor. I am going to put a bench seat on it that should fit either 2 adults and a child, or an adult and 2 children. I have a long way to go, but I have it torn down to the point that I can start building. I washed it down good and got the lift off, the steering wheel off (bent), the running boards, the grill, the engine, and the seat. The engine is missing a lot, but has good compression and turns over smoothly. I am in the process of collecting parts for it, so I can hopefully get it running and driving. I will update this thread as the project continues.  Now onto the pictures...

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Thanks for posting. Look forward to seeing your progress. Does your tractor have a story?


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:56 PM

cant wait to see how this build goes. nice cub


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for posting. Look forward to seeing your progress. Does your tractor have a story?

Not really... It just kinda fell into my lap the other day.  There are some older gentlemen at the county fair that I hang out with that are all small engine mechanics, and they are starting to have issues getting around so I figured they could use something to get around.  I have been wanting to get something for a while for that purpose, and this is what I found.



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:15 PM

That's ptetty cool. I'll be watching and cheering you on.
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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Sounds like a cool idea. Will be watching this thread for sure. It actually doesn't look bad at all after it got a bath.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Thanks for posting. Looking forward to see what you come up with.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Very cool!

 

I've got an affinity for these early cubs. I've got two currently and always looking for others. They're simple, yet strong. I'll be keeping my eyes on this thread!

 

thanks for sharing!


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:03 PM

This project will probably be on the back burner until I get one of the Deere ready for PAPD.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:09 PM

It looks like you are off to a good start.  Just share any of your projects with us.  I'm sure we'll watch them all with interest.


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:46 PM

...There are some older gentlemen at the county fair that I hang out with that are all small engine mechanics, and they are starting to have issues getting around so I figured they could use something to get around...

 

Since you are not keeping the original... original, have you thought of putting in a hydro. I am just thinking that since it will have a bench seat it would make it much easier to drive if the drive had a hydro lever to worry about. You could even take hydro control lever design cues from that 140 sitting in the background.


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 09:04 AM

Since you are not keeping the original... original, have you thought of putting in a hydro. I am just thinking that since it will have a bench seat it would make it much easier to drive if the drive had a hydro lever to worry about. You could even take hydro control lever design cues from that 140 sitting in the background.

 

Hmmm... maybe on a later project...  I would like to not chop this one up, as everything is nice, but if I find one that is in rough shape or with a bad trans... Hmmm...



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:58 AM

sounds like a nice project. keep us posted



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:59 AM

...  I would like to not chop this one up, as everything is nice...

 I can respect that. So my next question is if it will be used for golf cart style use how will you control the clutch? Are you wanting to make something like the case t-90?

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:15 AM

It will still use the original clutch, either operated with the left or right foot, depending where the operator's position.

 I can respect that. So my next question is if it will be used for golf cart style use how will you control the clutch? Are you wanting to make something like the case t-90?

 

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