I will nominate my 1988 Economy Power King 1214 "plastic king" tractor. I picked this tractor up from another local tractor enthusiast who owned it and used it to mow with for several years, in trade for two non running Case tractors, One being a model 155 that he wanted to restore. the tractor run and drove great when i got it from him but didn't appear to have had a bath in years. The tractor came with a 48 inch mower deck and a home made sleeve hitch.He had taken the draw bar off so he could make the sleeve hitch fit and still several months later hasn't found the sleeve hitch for me yet. I did recently pick up a factory style sleeve hitch for the tractor.
This is actually a big tractor as far as 12 inch wheel model tractors go. It had a 14 hp Kohler Magnum engine (has been swapped to a good running K301 12HP) shaft driven to a 2 speed hydro trans.
with hydraulic lift. Sitting on this tractor sets you above most other GTs with a nice high perch.This thing is surprisingly FAST!!! On kind of a side note the model 1214 is a rare model. the 1212, 1217, and1218 models are more common.
This tractor had spent most of last summer sitting and not getting much attention since I spent most of my tractor time working on the other tractors. In the fall I finally got around to the Power King.It really only needed a couple things to be ready to go. I swapped a different set of front wheels and tires on it and replaced the solenoid. The tractor is a good strong running tractor. Chances are come spring this will probably be my mowing tractor and might possibly go to a plow day or two.
Edited by rustyoldjunk, December 10, 2013 - 11:17 AM.