Hi. New member here. I just picked up this Economy PK 1618 from a friend of mine. It's in pretty decent shape, but needs a few minor maintenance items. Came with the factory FEL, both the 4' bucket and the 3' bucket with teeth and the 4'plow.
I've been doing some reading and research about these and read somewhere (I can't find it now) about keeping the head/cyl clean of dirty oily build up in the fins. I pulled the top engine cover off immediately and did find that it was pretty gunked up. I plan on cleaning that up - anybody know where to get a valve cover gasket or should I just use some "Permatex Right Stuff"???
Let me know what you think and anything that I need to address or be aware of. I've never had a tractor like this.
Plan to use it for some minor landscaping and snow plowing on my 1.25 acre lot.