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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Not so much a "what is it" but a what's it used in tractor wise or equipment wise.

I bought a self propelled Multi blade concrete/asphalt saw years ago at a clearance sale at a surplus place for $200. It has a single cylinder pull start Kohler 16 HP magnum engine on it that I was going to use on another project that has since been scrapped.

I'm about to scrap the saw, cause its an odd ball for sure. It was made for one purpose, which I never figured out. It has VERY little use on it.
So what else was the magnum 16 used on ? Anyone know ? It starts rite up with 2-3 pulls tops, and I'm sure a electric starter can be added if wanted.

It's going to be sold soon I think. Just curious about this. I looked on eBay, and didn't see any, but did find lots of parts for it. Most were not cheap.

I'll take some pics of the engine and the saw and add them later.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Aren't the Magnums very close to the K series and in some cases can be used as a replacement. If that is true it would be a nice engine to have.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:17 AM

My bad, it's a 14 HP magnum. The machine I was going to put it on had the 16 HP ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366643594.365899.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366643613.198281.jpg

Lots of counter weight. Plate steel bolted on ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366643659.914639.jpg

Blades mount under this guard.

Saw drive system. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366643761.950527.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366643779.167985.jpg

I HATE to scrap this, but it's been around way too long, the engine is all I'm keeping I think. Maybe the plate for weight box filler.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:32 AM

I believe Simplicity used an M14 in their 14 hp Sunstar and in the Deutz-Allis 1914 Ultima tractors.


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 01:51 PM

It would fit in a lot of Wheel Horse that had that same base pattern. It's the same as a K with a solid state ignition. A very good engine!


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:18 PM

So when you coming back to nc?



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:38 PM

So when you coming back to nc?


Haven't had any work down there since we did the job in Clayton. 3 years ago I think. Wish we did get more down there. I like road trips.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Has it really been 3 years? Well if you still have it when head down this way again,let me know and we will work something out.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Thats a concrete or asphalt saw. Its probably worth $800 - $1500 in my area. That was probably a $4,000+ saw back in the day. Clipper is a good brand. Thay make different models and sizes of that saw as well as brick/block wet saws. That saw probably takes a 16" diamond blade that costs around $500. That motor is a great motor and if you want it I would replace it with another and sell the whole saw. Just keep in mind that it takes a lot hp to run it. You still might get $300 to $500 without engine. The economy is tough right now on used equipment but you have some cash sitting there! The Norton/Clipper brand has been around for over 100 years. Im not sure how old yours is but they have changed the overall design since your model. My guess is mid to late 90's but check your engine serial # and should get you close to what year that saw is. 

 Make sure that engine runs good and flawless before you save it. I can tell you from past experience that those saws have a hard life with wet and sometimes dusty conditions, inexperienced guys running them which means putting the blade in too deep on first pass which really bogs the engine down hard to the point of stall.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:22 PM

It's a multiple blade saw. I believe it has 4 or 5 10 or 12 " blades on it. If it was a single blade saw it would have sold for the $595 they were trying to get for it when I bought it in a heartbeat. They just wanted it gone and marked it down to 200.

I never figured what it was made for doing. Scoring concrete is what I believe.

I've rented walk behind self propelled saws up to 18" many times since I've owned this one. I wish it was something I could use.

I'm 100% sure if I found its intended purpose, and someone who uses this type, it would be worth well over a 1,000 bucks to them. It runs very well, and I bet it don't have many hours on it. All it needs is a muffler. I used that on a tractor that I sold with out one. The muffler was a tell tale sign of limited use, it was like new.

I guess it might be worth looking for a model # and see if I can get more info on it. Then try to target the market it was made for with a sale.

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:03 PM

3 or 4 Blades? huh. Has the guide in the front for following a line. Maybe for trenching? I dont know never seen or heard of that one....scrap it haha 



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Posted September 26, 2013 - 04:05 AM

my guess is scoring asphalt to prep for new overlay.  I do see an eaton Hydro though.......    :-)






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