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Blasted kohler k341!


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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2017 - 11:57 AM

It's going! Had enough of it.

Now for repowers.

I have a john deere 300, with a kohler k341 (probably going up for sale here eventually) that is giving me endless trouble. I've decided that I am going to repower the john deere, to make it more reliable for snow plowing and such.

Would an average guy be able to start a recoil type starting motor when hooked up to a hydrostatic transmission? I'm thinking about putting a harbour freight type 13 hp motor in it...

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Posted August 22, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Most of their larger engines come with recoil and electric start.  Recoil start will be tough to get done in the real cold conditions without a way to disconnect the hydro.  Even then it won't be a one pull start.   If you have a way to warm the engine and hydro up before starting a recoil might work.


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Posted August 23, 2017 - 07:09 PM

Most of their larger engines come with recoil and electric start. Recoil start will be tough to get done in the real cold conditions without a way to disconnect the hydro. Even then it won't be a one pull start. If you have a way to warm the engine and hydro up before starting a recoil might work.


Would those stick on block heaters work?

Shop has no heat... just electrical.




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