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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:22 PM

Yesterday my wife and I pulled this out of a small junk yard. It has a large Kohler K331 engine. Its looks rough, but I plan to leave it the way it is and get it running and driving again.

 

 

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:28 PM

   Hard to believe that in this day and age people still scrap stuff like that, I agree with you leave it rough and use it the way it is.  Gives it more character



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:30 PM

This was not the easiest tractor to recover. Thankful when people have a big tractor with a loader on the property! 



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:30 PM

   Hard to believe that in this day and age people still scrap stuff like that, I agree with you leave it rough and use it the way it is.  Gives it more character

 

I guess I used the wrong description. It wasn't left for scrap, but the owner sure started a junk yard on his own property and this was sitting in the back of the yard behind piles of "junk"


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:39 PM

Great find



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:05 PM

I didn't know those things had a Kohler K series in them.  I thought they used Wisconsins or their own make of Pioneer. 

 

What does Labumba mean on the hood?  Does it reference the fact that an operator in the past bumbled around and tore things up with the tractor? 

 

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Nice tractor and by for sure leave it the way it is--you can't buy pitina like that.
Was the po a Richeie Valens fan? -- Labumba --In Engilsh it means to sway and shake.(I think)
I see that the engine holds 3 quarts oil,no wonder them old engines lasted so many years.
Nice find.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:16 PM

I didn't know those things had a Kohler K series in them.  I thought they used Wisconsins or their own make of Pioneer. 

 

What does Labumba mean on the hood?  Does it reference the fact that an operator in the past bumbled around and tore things up with the tractor? 

 

Ben W.

Info on these are very sketchy.

I do believe this engine is original to the tractor. I have only seen 1 other tractor "similar" but not exactly the same and it also has the K331.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:28 PM

Nice find!  Sometimes it is nice to see GT's in their 'work clothes'.  



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:41 PM

I am looking for a manual for a K331 Kohler.

 

Any help greatly appreciated.



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Info on these are very sketchy.

I do believe this engine is original to the tractor. I have only seen 1 other tractor "similar" but not exactly the same and it also has the K331.

I always read,heard and understood that Economy was the only tractor to use that engine but there were a lot of experimental and one off's back in those days.My information shows that the K331 was used in 1964-65 Economy tractors and I think 8 are accounted for so far.

 

Also,the founders of Red-E and Economy tractors are close relatives so that might help explain how this tractor ended up with a K331.

 

Very interesting tractor regardless of what engine it has.

 

There is a manual posted on this site somewhere.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:47 PM

That is news to me....never heard of a K331 !



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Page did build the Red E I think before Economy got a hold of them.  The Page built Red E's are somewhat rare as I understand it.  Uh oh, I used the R word.



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:49 PM

This is why the K331 weighs 173 lbs.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Page did build the Red E I think before Economy got a hold of them.  The Page built Red E's are somewhat rare as I understand it.  Uh oh, I used the R word.

 

Before or after is questionable?

I also own a 1956 Red-E that is a Economy built tractor. I believe this tractor is from the mid 60's






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