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#1 greenb69 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:19 AM

Found a 1612 on Craigs list and just had to have it. It has 50 inch deck, 3 point hitch. Hydraulics all work. Runs great. 3 speed tranny. I am really impressed with this little tractor. One thing it will need is brakes and a left brake cable.
Found your site and really liked what I was reading. Sounds like a great community. Hello to everyone.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !    If you lining is still intact you might try  what a  PK dealer said to me when I and wanted new lining for my Jim Dandy he asked if I tried cleaning the brake bands , which I didn't , he also said that these were more for turning then stopping . So I cleaned them and the drums , it did stop better but still not what I was expecting .



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:45 AM

Congrats on your new Power King 1612. Looks to be in great condition. I am not familiar with the brake setup on them but if it does have band brakes cleaning will definitely help. Check to see what kind of condition the linings are in. Also may just need an adjustment. Welcome to GTtalk.



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:13 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Nice score on that PK.



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:15 AM

That's a nice little tractor and you will like the way that 48" deck cuts.  As for brakes, they are not known to be good on these tractors.  I have had them with excellent brakes but that was not the norm.  You can adjust the brakes to a point so I would clean and adjust before you go looking for new brakes.  The cable is probably more like a rod but I don't know that to be a fact.  Please post the serial number on the dash or front between the headlights so we can tell you what you have exactly.  Probably a 78 or 79 but that's just a guess.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:25 AM

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:40 AM

Welcome and congrats on the new tractor. 



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:44 AM

Welcome!

 

The PKs are fun to play with.  The one we have is pretty fun to mess with.  i do not enjoy cutting grass with it.



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 10:37 AM

WELCOME to GTTalk!



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:42 AM

You have the newer Jim Dandy type tractor there, still smaller than standard, yet updated frame and items. Is it a three point or just a lift draw-bar?  Maybe they had 3pts by this time, not sure.  Lots of items on epay for PK tractors if you need some things. New or old parts with prices all over the place. If you have cable brakes, you might be able to use your old hardware and sleeve to make a new one. Rods are more common connectors, but there are variations thru years and models. 48" deck is better size rather than the big 60" one, which they did offer.  Clean it up, change some fluids and should be good for long time.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 02:13 PM

:welcome: to GTtalk. Nice looking tractor, glad you found us.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 04:10 PM

:welcometogttalk:  nice looking PK. Hope you enjoy the site, a lot of real nice guys ( and a few gals) that are very helpful.

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:57 AM

Welcome to gttalk nice pk u have there

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for all the great information. I will follow your suggestions on the brakes. It is a true 3 point. I am very impressed with the craftsmanship of this little tractor. I will post the serial number soon.
Thanks again.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Finally got to the garage and wrote down the serial number. 53267. We are having a major cold spell here and with no heat in the garage. Well. Till a warmer day.




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