1618 Fiberglass Power King
Posted August 05, 2013 - 06:35 PM
Pretty desperate here, I recently picked up an 1618 PK knowing that the transmission was bad. Well it's really bad it may have one good gear left in it. I am looking for a replacement of which I called Mission today and was quoted 1372.00 for the trans and 740.00??? For the clutch. Any other Leeds would be appreciated. I really don't want to give up on it. Would anyone know who the transmission manufacturer was? If anyone knows of any parts out there I would be happy to hear a out them.
Posted August 05, 2013 - 06:40 PM
Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:17 PM
I wouldn't waste my time. I have one and they are JUNK.
Posted August 06, 2013 - 02:54 PM
could you find a hydro unit out of another "plastic" king and swap it out for the 4 speed? Are the differentials the same? If so, it would eliminate the problematic clutch issue.
Posted August 07, 2013 - 02:09 AM
The hydros from the 1200 series are more common, but Yes, have diff rear-ends. The bigger units might change, but you need a parts tractor with all the system as they have coolers involved and usually power steering on those and diff fenders and controls. It is not much easier to find the hydros tho and if you did would just keep it whole, would think.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted August 14, 2013 - 08:59 PM
A little update, I picked up another 1618, running with 60" deck and worksaver (manual) rear drag blade, as well as 3 point and P.S. on friday. Well today I got a like new 48" tiller, factory soft side cab, 18 hp mag, transmission, clutch, 3 point, chains, and hydraulic system. Some of todays pickup will repair number 1, add to number 2, and I should have some spare parts as well.
- Alc said thank you
Posted August 15, 2013 - 08:02 AM
Good deal. Good luck with your projects.