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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:29 PM

I was suprised by the size of the PK 1214 hydro that i just picked up. It is the size of a D series WH or large frame Bolens and the diameter of the hydraulic lift cylinder shaft is almost double that of my WH and AC tractors. The transaxle is the big Peerless hydro 2 speed used in some of the 400 Series Deere's, The LGT 195 Ford,the biggest Jacobsen's, etc.It has a cast iron 14hp Kohler and is shaft driven. There is an optional cat.0 3 point for them also. This model seems very rare. I can find info on a 1212,1217,and 1218 but nothing on a model 1214 tractor. I i know the Power King guys don't think much of the plastic PK' in general but i think as compared with most normal size garden tractors they stand as some of the biggest strongest. The PK's that most of us know and like are really in a league of their very own a little above normal garden tractors. Anyway enough rambling,here are a few pics.

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:35 PM

A few more pictures. I wasn't going to keep this tractor because its too new for what i normally like to play with but after running it and driving it,i like it alot. There is a lot more operator room on this tractor then most,its just big and i love the wide track. I may just have to keep it around for a while.

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:45 PM

That's a good looking PK, is that the one they call the plastic king?


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 10:56 PM

It is Brian and the smallest to boot, this is the 12 inch wheel model. There is also a 16 and 24 inch wheel model.


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Posted June 24, 2013 - 05:05 AM

Nice looking tractor and much different than the older PK's. I think it reflects the efforts of PK to modernize their lineup to be more in line with what the other companies were selling. Hard to do for a small company competing with much larger AG based companies.


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Posted June 24, 2013 - 05:57 AM

It's not that the PK guys dislike the plastic tractors, it's the clutch.  The clutch on those tractors is a real weak point and very expensive to repair.  You have the hydro so you should be fine.  I've attached some comparison pics that I did several years ago so that folks can get an idea of the other end of the spectrum.  These pics show a Power King 2414 next to a Wheelhorse 520H.  Power Kings always advertised themselves as a man sized tractor for a reason.

 

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Posted June 24, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Sounds like a very capable tractor. I like the wide stance, too!


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Posted June 24, 2013 - 06:39 AM

That thing looks like a hoss.  I like it.


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