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#16 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 09:46 AM

I kinda like the looks of some stacks...  BUT as stated,, just another thing to look out for when mowing near trees  and things... I took mine off my 1556 bolens..  The support was weak and vibrated some... went to original....


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Posted May 16, 2015 - 03:33 PM

I prefer Horizontal exhaust exiting forward but I like the look of some stacks.

It's your tractor, if you want a stack then put it on. :thumbs:


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 10:18 AM

I really have two goals. I hate the pepper pot mufflers because they are loud and ugly. OEM used them so it commits you to using them....
From what I have understood the only way to get quieter Kohlers is to get a muffler with more volume. There are two kohler mufflers better than the pepper pot mufflers (that hook onto Kohlers) and that is the Gravely, and the Cub Cadet mufflers. The gravely one is stubby enough to point forward, but the Cub Cadet one should be quiter yet, but only one way to point it.. Up..
I like stacks and I would not leave it open like that, I would add a 1.5" exhaust turndown (point it left side) since flapper on a one cyl is going to be annoying at lower rpm...
Anyone have any thoughts to add?
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 12:47 PM

I gotta admit, Casey, when I read the subject line to this thread, I fully expected that you were considering stacking tractors to make room for more.

 

I think stacks are kind of cool myself but, after having one, I think I've injested enough exhaust to think differently.  When Iw as messing more with this stuff I got into taking those Cub Cadet mufflers and mounting them low, horizontal and pointing forward.  No fumes and the noise isn't too bad either.  Also, when I did have a stack, every time I mowed under a tree, sure enough a branch would catch and turn the stack right down enough to blow in my face.  They do look cool though.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 01:40 PM

All good points. Most of these are for show and play. These tractors don't see regular use so doubt it will get snagged on too much. If I aim the outlet I don't think I would invest as much fumes as the pepper pot muffler... But I dunno.
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:21 AM

If you like it go for it! I like them when done right, your Springfield looks good with it.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Not on a Gt. The fumes, can not get under anything, noise .I spend too many hours on a gt and the noise adds to fatigue.
I say that after mowing 8 acres on my FORD 1500 THIS WEEKEND WITH A STACK.
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:48 PM

The more you hang out or up there the greater the chance for more serious problems with the weight and vibration.  Keep it as light and close to the head as possible, or your really going to have to brace it heavy duty style.


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Posted May 23, 2015 - 05:37 AM

i like the stack concept ,even when i had mine on the rover , but the down fall i had was mine passed a little smoke now & then & that was a tad annoying to my eyes 



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Posted June 22, 2015 - 08:26 PM

I prefer Horizontal exhaust exiting forward but I like the look of some stacks.

It's your tractor, if you want a stack then put it on. :thumbs:

Bump to the top here. I tend to agree with this statement but as a person that has a pick up truck with stacks, I do have a weakness for them. If you think it looks good, go for the gusto and stack it. I haven't put one on a GT yet but one of these days, it wouldn't surprise anyone if I did.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 11:27 PM

If you like stacks then do it. I have a stack on my Sears ST-16. Build it yourself and make a brace to take away the stress on your exhaust port and or exhaust bolts. If done right a stack will not damage your engine. They do get hung up on trees but it just lets me know when I have to trim them. Another thing to take into account is that you need to have your stack high enough to get the fumes out of your face. This can also be done if you use a exhaust tip that curves out and pushes the exhaust fumes away from you or a rain cap that opens away from you
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Posted June 23, 2015 - 06:24 AM

My 4041 front end loader has a stack, just a piece of water pipe coming off the stainless muffler, which is about the only thing not rusty on the tractor, but I plan to turn it forward as I progress to fix the little things while using it all I can.


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 06:31 AM

I've had a few good stacks, grandsons "needed" the BIG tractor look.

 

I don't really have a preference but, mostly no stacks on my workers.

 

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Posted June 23, 2015 - 08:45 AM

I gotta admit, Casey, when I read the subject line to this thread, I fully expected that you were considering stacking tractors to make room for more.

 

 

 

no, that would be me  :D

 

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I kind of like them, but I have way too many trees. I do have a project in mind down the road, may do it to that one.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 07:55 AM

every 1 here should have at least 1 GT with a stack , including my self 

 

it's like the man cave having a fridge 


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