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#1 Piddler2 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2017 - 01:55 PM

Recently obtained a Springfield tractor with good Kohler 12h.p cast iron single.thinking about putting it in my ariens gt 17,would it be worth the effort?
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Posted June 06, 2017 - 04:17 PM

It depends a lot on what you plan to do with it. It would be small for a 48" mower deck.

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Posted June 06, 2017 - 04:52 PM

I replaced a tired 14hp on a New Holland (exact same tractor except for the paint) with a fresh rebuilt 12 hp Kohler and that tractor continues to surprise me at what it will go thru....  "12hp" back when those engines were built" meant alot more than "12hp" does today....


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Posted June 06, 2017 - 06:34 PM

Its really not a Horse Power issue, its more a  torque thing

Older engines have higher torque ratings than newer engines

Older engines also rev lower than todays engines

I like older engines


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Posted June 06, 2017 - 08:36 PM

Thanks guys.For now I am going to freshen up the Springfield,fully functional and different.It will be a back up to the kt17

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Posted June 06, 2017 - 09:20 PM

I have a GT19, a S16H and an S14H (which is actually a Speery New Holland which is the exact tractor that became Ariens' GT line).  The S series had single cyl engines, most GT's (besides the GT18s) had twin cyl engines and (very) slightly different frames.... I THINK (don't quote me) that you can put a single cyl onto a GT easier than putting a twin (or at least an opposed twin) into an S tractor.... The other difference is that if they are calling it a GT it would have a steel fender pan, where an S had fiberglass.  Otherwise they are the same machine. 



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Posted June 07, 2017 - 05:56 AM

Recently obtained a Springfield tractor with good Kohler 12h.p cast iron single.thinking about putting it in my ariens gt 17,would it be worth the effort?

What model Springfield do you have ?



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Posted June 08, 2017 - 08:24 PM

A 66TE-12 previous owner thinks its from late 1958...I would like to know more info




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