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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2017 - 05:04 PM

I took my LT4000 over to my daughters for them to use. I remembered seeing a Craftsman tractor setting with tall grass around it close by, so I drove by there! I left a note and went around the block to get back out. They were home by then, so I  stopped back in.

Anyways, made the deal and hauled it home! Took a bit to get it running, but here it is! It's a 25 HP Kohler Pro series engine!

 

Hour meter shows 658 hrs. Has 24 X12- 12's on the back!


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 05:09 PM

Nice find Kenny those Kohler pro twins are great engines. The courage engine not so much


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 05:15 PM

Also doesnt take you long to get one running.


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 05:21 PM

Nice! That's just what I need a neglected Sears to get engine for my Husqvarna. Probly about same tractor and might drop in easier??  Commands no good?  What is diff?  I see they have Cast Sleeves, is that issue?  Pros have cast jugs then?  Even one with a bigger Briggs would still work for me, just has to be cheap, like Me to get it. Looking for that one with broken rear axle I hear so many have!


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 05:40 PM

Nice! That's just what I need a neglected Sears to get engine for my Husqvarna. Probly about same tractor and might drop in easier??  Commands no good?  What is diff?  I see they have Cast Sleeves, is that issue?  Pros have cast jugs then?  Even one with a bigger Briggs would still work for me, just has to be cheap, like Me to get it. Looking for that one with broken rear axle I hear so many have!

This one is model # 917.275223, Gary. Might give you an idea of what to look for!


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 09:40 PM

Nice! That's just what I need a neglected Sears to get engine for my Husqvarna. Probly about same tractor and might drop in easier??  Commands no good?  What is diff?  I see they have Cast Sleeves, is that issue?  Pros have cast jugs then?  Even one with a bigger Briggs would still work for me, just has to be cheap, like Me to get it. Looking for that one with broken rear axle I hear so many have!

If you was close I could made you a deal on a Kohler Pro 25 hp. I'm parting out a scag ztr. 


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 09:59 PM

Great score Kenny. They're good machines in today's world

What year is that?
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Posted June 22, 2017 - 04:59 AM

Great score Kenny. They're good machines in today's world

What year is that?

Not sure yet. I'll have to find the #'s on the Kohler. I need to take the flywheel shroud off and clean out wasp nests. I found an OM for it through Sears parts.



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Posted June 22, 2017 - 06:35 AM

It may have a convoluted belt routing, but at least it doesn't have that POS splined input pulley that my 6000 has.
The tranny is a hydrogear. Nice. Means it has a filter (internal) and is well built IMHO.
BTW, if the tranny has a little plate on the bottom with 2 bolts holding it, that's the precharge pump cover and they will leak. Be a good idea to check fluids before moving.
One of ours leaked & I tried several things to stop it... no joy.
Depending on the style, there is an upgraded (thicker) cover and rotor that can go on it. Took some Google-fu, but IIRC, it was the cover and rotor from a ZTR that would deal with the issue.
The model of your hydro is 311-3500 and isn't listed on HG's site, but if you call them, they'll tell you which service manual to DL.
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Posted June 22, 2017 - 06:44 AM

It may turn into a keeper! I'll clean under that shroud today and put a bigger battery in it. It has a good 275 CCA, but the manual says a 280CCA minimum. That could make the starter work harder. I tried the PTO switch yesterday, but it would just kill the engine. Blades didn't try to turn. May be I had the brake locked down. I have a jumper in the seat switch just to get it running. I'm just happy it started. I have a temp gas tank on it as I have no idea what may be in the seat tank!


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Posted June 22, 2017 - 07:20 AM

Here's the push mower I got with it. I didn't even look to see what brand it was until this morning,

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Posted June 22, 2017 - 07:31 AM

Nice score Kenny!


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Posted June 22, 2017 - 07:46 AM

A Jo Deere.
That's John's younger brother.
Much less well known!

Joe
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Posted June 22, 2017 - 07:57 AM

Well, I gotta change the title of this thread as it is a GT3000. I didn't look real close at the decal with the hood on the ground, looked like a 6 from there. I have some more pics of it and copied all the pertinent #'s down.

Tractor Model : 917.275223

Serial              : 030601A001146

 

Engine Model  : CV742S

Spec                : 69581

Serial               : 3105212241

 

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I think that oil cooler is cool. Has grease zerks on the deck spindles.


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Posted June 22, 2017 - 07:58 AM

With the "Jo" spelling, it's probably younger sister
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