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Posted November 16, 2014 - 12:17 PM

I can't help ya with the Kohler engine numbers.

 

Give me those numbers stamped in the top of the tranny housing and I can tell ya month/year. Standing behind tiller, they are on the right side, flat spot on top above axle next to where handle bars attach. Most likely 6 or 7 #'s stamped in there.

The numbers stamped on the Horse tiller I have are 768500

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 02:06 PM

Those old Kohler powered Troy Bilts are great. I had a 1981 with a K series Kohler and I traded it in on a 1992 with a magnum 8 HP on it. I keep it inside and take good care of it. I hope my grand kids wear it out158b080403c8cd26e2d3531a39b257bd.jpg


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 02:50 PM

Thank You for showing us Your "Brand New" old tiller. that is verrrrry nice.

I went out and gotr the numbers off of My tiller. 277663 is what they are.

I also checked and that is a 7 horse on there, hoping it was an eight but, oh well, it will still do the job very nicely, if I ever decide to give it a job. :rolling:

The first Troy-Bilt I had was a seven horse, Horse.

Mine is lacking the recoil start mechanism, instead it has the windum up rope hanging from the handle bars. :rocker2:  :thumbs: :rolling:


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Those old Kohler powered Troy Bilts are great. I had a 1981 with a K series Kohler and I traded it in on a 1992 with a magnum 8 HP on it. I keep it inside and take good care of it. I hope my grand kids wear it out158b080403c8cd26e2d3531a39b257bd.jpg


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That looks like the one I have but wow wish mine looked that good


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 03:43 PM

The numbers stamped on the Horse tiller I have are 768500

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Looks like Feb 1985...

 

 

Feb - 1985 765766
Mar - 1985 772021

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Thank You for showing us Your "Brand New" old tiller. that is verrrrry nice.

I went out and gotr the numbers off of My tiller. 277663 is what they are.

 

 

Yours is June 1977

 

 

Jun - 1977 274882
Jul - 1977 278612

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:10 PM

Thank You for showing us Your "Brand New" old tiller. that is verrrrry nice.

I went out and gotr the numbers off of My tiller. 277663 is what they are.

I also checked and that is a 7 horse on there, hoping it was an eight but, oh well, it will still do the job very nicely, if I ever decide to give it a job. :rolling:

The first Troy-Bilt I had was a seven horse, Horse.

Mine is lacking the recoil start mechanism, instead it has the windum up rope hanging from the handle bars. :rocker2:  :thumbs: :rolling:

you said the engine numbers are K181... that IS the 8HP.  7HP would be K161.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:14 PM

 

Yours is June 1977

 

 

Jun - 1977 274882
Jul - 1977 278612

 

Thank You very much. A bit newer than I had thought. LOL



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:19 PM

you said the engine numbers are K181... that IS the 8HP.  7HP would be K161.

Maybe I should go out and look at the actual numbers that are on the engine. The sticker on the front says it is a seven horse. I do not remember for sure which it is, I just had some of the numbers in a file in the cornfuzor and just grabbed at them. It would be a shame to see such a nice machine with a mild and meek seven on it. :wallbanging:  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:34 PM

Must be the seven horse.

I could`nt find the decal as the shroud had been replaced and also the recoil rope starter, with a rope pulley and a couple of ropes.



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Thanks TAHOE good info. The engine specs are Model K181T spec 301018 serial 14203294. would be nice to know the year tiller was made.

ok I got his post confused with yours/


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:32 PM

 

Looks like Feb 1985...

 

 

Feb - 1985 765766
Mar - 1985 772021

 

Thank you very much for the information


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Maybe this will work.

If You know the model number for Your Kohler engine, You can find manuals in this page.

 

http://www.kohlereng...als/landing.htm



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 09:00 AM

 It would be a shame to see such a nice machine with a mild and meek seven on it. :wallbanging:  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

all the early ones came with either a 4.5 or a 6 hp, so just look at it like you got an upgrade!!! :thumbs:

My ole 6 hp Tec is getting worn out, but it's never really lacked power.


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Posted November 17, 2014 - 06:16 PM

I at one time had another Horse Model Troy~Bilt, it had a Tec. enjun on it. I think it was a 6 horse.

I would look through those Garden Way catalogs and drool over them big enjuns and the bumpers and then out they came with the PTO model and all of the attachments for those WHOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEeeeeee, really sent My salivary ducts to work then. :rolling:






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