Posted June 26, 2011 - 02:08 PM
Posted June 26, 2011 - 05:34 PM
We have a Huskee also, I think it might be a little newer but we use it for doing most of the mowing around the house.
Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:33 PM
Posted June 27, 2011 - 12:59 PM
They're an awesome engine.And the 20hp is one of the biggest and baddest of the family.They made a 20.5hp also but I think it was an 18hp block with 20hp carb and slightly bigger jet.
I had a bunch of 14-18hp twins.My favorite was the 18hp cast bore that I put a 20.5hp carb on and opened up the jets on.It smoked Black on start-up and when gunning the throttle open.It had more power than I knew what to do with.
And even with the enlarged jet it wasn't that bad on Fuel.
My 18hp was put to work in a later 70's model Montgomery Wards 76-79 hydro gt18.You couldn't keep the thing from spinning the tires off.23x9.50x12 Turf tires loaded with antifreeze and 50lb wheel weights and Chains.
The only thing I didn't like about them was the Coils and Fuel pumps.
The Coils would work perfect one time till you shut the tractor off.Then BLA dead coil.
A weak fuel pump would act like a partly clogged Jet one minute and then BLA dead.
Coils are like $40 and full carb kits with new Fuel pump diaphragms are around $24 so they are still cheaper than most to fix.
I would stick one in my Cub cadet 127 in a minute if I knew that I could make it fit without cutting the living heck out of the frame.
Cub Cadet 127 is a Narrow frame Cub.They had special Narrowed block K series single cylinder engines in them.Some Case tractors used the same narrow blocks.
Edited by EricFromPa, June 27, 2011 - 01:09 PM.