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#1 ragster1 ONLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 09:36 AM

I am new to this forum (from Central PA - Harrisburg area) and to the Power King owners world.  I recently purchased a Power King 1212 (1988 model) that came with a working (and attached snowblower) along with a mower deck in great condition.  The tractor is in excellent condition given the age.   Since I do most of my own maintenance, I am trying to find the original owners manual, snowblower manual and mower manual to make installations and repairs a little easier. 

 

The "Manuals" section of this Forum did have some information that I downloaded (Transmission service, Service Manual (Part 3), 1200 series hitch assembly).  I would like to get my hands on the original owners manual and the snow blower manual.  Any help?

 

Second, can someone point me to a discussion on the pros and cons of the "Gear Driven" vs Hydrostatic drive transmission.  I plan on changing the transmission fluid just to be safe.

 

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Any help is appreciated,

 

Ron

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Welcome to GTT. It looks in very nice shape. Someone familiar with PKs will be along to help you. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The plastic kings don't get much respect, but they are very good, very heavy duty and well built machines.  It was the company's attempt to modernize the all metal body tractor.  One issue with the fiberglass body's is the transmission.  The hydro's are the way to go as the geared driven tractors had problems with the clutches and are expensive to replace.

 

A thumb drive with tons of PDF manuals was available, not sure if it still is.

 

Most parts are still available here,    http://powerkingtractor.com/

 

I had two of the 1200 series tractors and they are nice machines.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Congrats on your "new" tractor. Looks to be in incredible shape. All the best with it, and welcome to GTT :thumbs:



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:54 AM

:wave: Welcome to The forum. I have the mentioned thumb drive and I just searched through those files. So far I have found 2 brochures, 2 different Owners manuals (depending on serial #) and a Service manual that has the 1200 series in it. I'll upload them to our manuals section shortly. I'll post links to them for you. As far as the deck and snow blower, I'll need more info about them (serial #'s and such) as I do not know much about this brand.


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The plastic kings don't get much respect, but they are very good, very heavy duty and well built machines.  It was the company's attempt to modernize the all metal body tractor.  One issue with the fiberglass body's is the transmission.  The hydro's are the way to go as the geared driven tractors had problems with the clutches and are expensive to replace.

 

A thumb drive with tons of PDF manuals was available, not sure if it still is.

 

Most parts are still available here,    http://powerkingtractor.com/

 

I had two of the 1200 series tractors and they are nice machines.  

I have the info to purchase the thumb drive, just PM me.



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 11:32 AM

The Service Manual is here. 1200 series starts on page 98.

Here is one owners manual. Says it is for tractors starting with serial # 59658 and up.

The second owner's manual. Serial # 60600 and up.

One brochure.

The other brochure.

 When more info is posted on the deck & blower, I'll see what I can find on them.



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 01:25 PM

Wow! What a response so quickly. Thank you. BTW,, this was a CL find asking price $1000 but seller was very motivated so didn't pay nearly that.

Thank you Kenny for the files. I just looked at the model numbers for th deck and blower

Deck: PowerKing 60-35427
Blower: HMN 445175

Currently cleaning the carb and waiting on rebuild kit. Fuel pump works and engine runs (put some fuel in combustion chamber) and fired right up. New air filter and spark plug along with new fluids this weekend.

Ron
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Posted December 08, 2016 - 02:16 PM

Hi welcome to the Group and to PK ownership, I have no hands on experience with the plastic Kings but have researched them and as posted are a well built machine the weak spot was the clutch in the manual transmission models and this may have been a bigger problem with the larger 16" & 24" rear tire models, some where in the late 80"s or early 90's the clutches were modified and that helped some if the clutch has been replaced in your machine chances are its the updated version, IF you notice that the clutch starts to slip STOP right away and repair it if you keep going with it slipping it will be damage beyond cost effective repair and a comple new clutch will be needed they are available but the cost is near $700.00, I checked last summer. Good luck, that's a very nice tractor you got with some nice attachments.


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:25 PM

:welcometogttalk:  Nice looking tractor!



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:33 PM

Wow! What a response so quickly. Thank you. BTW,, this was a CL find asking price $1000 but seller was very motivated so didn't pay nearly that.

Thank you Kenny for the files. I just looked at the model numbers for th deck and blower

Deck: PowerKing 60-35427
Blower: HMN 445175

Currently cleaning the carb and waiting on rebuild kit. Fuel pump works and engine runs (put some fuel in combustion chamber) and fired right up. New air filter and spark plug along with new fluids this weekend.

Ron

Give me a little time to research for something on those #'s.



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Posted December 08, 2016 - 06:35 PM

Welcome to GTtalk!
Great looking tractor.

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 06:53 PM

Can't seem to find anything on the deck and blower. Maybe someone else can point me in the right direction. 







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