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#1 TravelinJavelin OFFLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:49 PM

hello there simplicity fans trying to get an idea on a sunstar's worth roughly with a blown kohler magnum engine? rest of the tractor is in real good shape plus comes with a 54" deck too



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Posted November 12, 2017 - 03:18 AM

This summer bought one, no engine and fair shape for about $200. Bought another engine and a hood, painted items, little things. Now runs and drives fine. Deck too, still to fix. I have about $500 in whole thing now. Mine is 18 HP and not dual hydraulics like 20 Should be.

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Posted November 12, 2017 - 11:17 AM

that's all you wound up with into that thing? watching your posts on here I'd have thought you wound up with a whole lot more into it.



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Posted November 12, 2017 - 06:08 PM

The sad part of the machine that Grumpy bought was that it "was" a running working machine that the idiot PO that he bought it from, got it from the previous PO just to"pirate" the engine from to sell it, and then put the roller on to ePay for Grumpy to buy. I hate when people do that. Not like there aren't enough that don't run sitting around collecting dust as is and people gotta pull that crap.
I know this for a fact because I picked it up from the seller and brought it to grumpy about halfway between my town and his.
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Posted November 13, 2017 - 09:18 PM

sunstars came with either 48" or 60" decks...also, 20HP models only had dual hydraulics as an option that is pretty rare to find.  Even here in MN and WI they do not show up too often.  Around here these are dropping in price because Simplicity Legacy tractors are in the $1500 and up range pretty often.  The legacys are a more user friendly and comfortable tractor for most



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Posted November 15, 2017 - 07:35 PM

well i found the problem .....delved into it and found it has a broken connecting rod.....so going to find another see if i can't get going and go from there but i if the oppertunity arose i would trade it for a allis chalmers 300 or 400 series tractor



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Posted November 18, 2017 - 02:40 PM

also found a broken governor gear and luckily the case on the inside just a couple of scars...but the crank took a little hell and just wondering if this motor is worth rebuilding?  has any one tried a big twin predator one these?



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Posted November 18, 2017 - 06:20 PM

I would look into the rebuild.

The Predator has a 3 amp charging system. Barely adequate for running an electric pto clutch.
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Posted November 21, 2017 - 09:50 AM

Forget about the predator




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