New member here. I am looking for help with repowering my GT19 that finally 'died' during the last snow storm here in Massachusetts. The KT19S just started shaking, coughing and then 'fell asleep'. Engine turns over real quick and doesn't seem like there is any compression. I have not taken it out of the tractor yet but would like to repower it with a new motor. Rebuilding doesn't seem like a reasonable choice.
Has anyone done this that could suggest a Kohler motor (18,19 or 20hp) that would fit with minimal mods? Seems like all the newer motors have 1" or 1 1/8" shafts which means a new pulley for the front PTO. Are they readily available?
I run a 48" snowblower, and have AG tires on with wheel weights and the whole setup works real well. I hate to abort the machine because no one up here in the Northeast does this kind of modification and cannot advise. I would like more power than the tired Kohler that broke.
Tractor Frame : Model # 931029 Serial # 001178
Engine : Model KT19S Spec # 49202 Serial # 14165177
Thanks for the help.