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Did Kohler generators use the same k series?


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#1 nglauer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 06:35 PM

I met a gentleman with a Kohler generator. The generator does not produce any power however the motor supposedly runs flawlessly. I can tell that it is a K series, however I do not know which one it is. He claims that it is 22 horsepower (i will hopefully be going to look at it this week). I do not care if it is a K532 or k582. My only concern is if anything was different on these motors compared to the ones used in our tractors. If anyone knows the difference between these, please enlighten me. I do not have a picture of the generator, but everything that I saw was painted gold. thanks again!

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 07:01 PM

I'd be willing to bet it has a funky crankshaft that is not going to bolt right up to a standard pulley that you'll need for driving a tractor. 


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 07:01 PM

The pto off the engine may be tapered for the generator. An adapter can be made in many cases. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 07:06 PM

I don't know about the K5 something, something; but I have a K341 that came out of a genset and it had an oil pan that was very different and it didn't have the grenade gears.


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 07:20 PM

I'm thinking most if not all gens & welders have tapered shafts.
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Posted July 12, 2015 - 10:35 PM

If I remember correctly there is someone on flea-bay selling straight shaft adapters for the Kohlers with tapered shafts.


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 11:33 PM

I may just use it for parts, but it would be nice to have a complete motor that could be swapped instead of parted.

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 03:36 AM

Most likely the crank shaft end will be different.
There is a manual on line that shows all the different crank shaft configurations.
I've adapted industrial engines for tractor use.
Well worth doing!

Joe
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Posted July 13, 2015 - 08:40 AM

I know the two Briggs 8HP engines I have came off of Coleman generators and they have the tapered shaft.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:05 AM

If you can get it cheap and it runs flawless I'd go for it. One way or another you can get an adapter or have a machine shop fix you up with whatever you need. 


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 01:40 PM

I believe the motor is a k582. Although i also found a unit like it with a k660 or 662 on it. I'm waiting to hear back from the guy. I have a 283 sbc for parts and some 8 lug steel wheels from a 70's chevrolet that i may trade him

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:37 AM

I believe the motor is a k582. Although i also found a unit like it with a k660 or 662 on it. I'm waiting to hear back from the guy. I have a 283 sbc for parts and some 8 lug steel wheels from a 70's chevrolet that i may trade him


I think it would be fun to have a K662 in a Large Frame. MORE POWER!!!!

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Welp... the deal fell through on the generator... for now. I was going to trade an old 283 SBC and a set of 8 lug wheels for it... but he decided he needed something else. So, I went ahead and ordered a used set of valves... so hopefully they will be a decent temporary fix. I think a K662 would be really cool in an HT. I had never heard of one until I started looking up the generators. I will update once I get my parts and hopefully get stuff swapped out. 


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:51 PM

I think the k662 is like 50 percent bigger than the K 582 engine.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 04:15 PM

I've never seen one in person, but it would make for a neat swap.




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