I bought a 1982 317 with no engine. I have found a Kohler Command 20 in good shape. My question is with the Kohler Command will the exhaust pipes be facing towards the front of the tractor? I am a little confused about the difference in the two engines as far as engine rotation. The more I think about it the more it confuses me.
I have a 317 with a Kohler Magnum 18 in it. The engine sits in the tractor backwards. The driveline connects to the front (fan side) of the engine, and the PTO connects to the crankshaft.
The exhaust pipes and muffler are at the front of the tractor... there's a heat shield between the muffler and the engine.
Take pictures of your project--I'd like to see how things go together.
Edited by Utah Smitty, June 20, 2013 - 10:18 PM.