I am looking at a 1250 locally that runs but is missing some stuff like the side covers that I can tell for sure, gotta go see it for myself and see what all else may be MIA/
Seeing as how most K series Kohler powered tractors in other applications didn't have them in the 1st place, can I "assume" that they were mostly for "looks" anyway?
How much of the stuff between these quiet line machines is interchangeable with the 127, 129, 149, and other older Cubs? I am talking attachment wise here mostly.
The side shields along with the forward pushing exhaust with the box around the muffler and the rubber engine mounts were all to help deaden the noise and make the tractors the "quietline" that they are.
As for attachments, the last 2 series of narrow frames including the 72, 73, 104, 106, 105, 107, 124, 126, 125, 127, and 147 have some commonality with the wideframe tractors. The mower decks with a 3/8" drive belt that fit these tractors will all interchange without modification just using a different mower deck mule drive. The rear mounted tiller will interchange on all of them with no mods. It just uses a different drive belt from model to model. The model QA42A snow thrower will fit all of the wide frames as well as the narrow frames listed above. As Levi mentioned the snow and dirt blade will fit wide or narrow frames with the right subframe on it.
As for parts availability. There is lots of stuff out there that is still available for them and many bone yards with used parts for them.