I tried a cheap rebuild on the 12ho Kohler with no luck. I smoked like crazy before and after the new piston and rings among other things I tried. I found a Kohler K301 with 26 hours on it and got it on a great trade. It is running great except for the RPM's hunting at full throttle without a load. Been adjusting the carb. for a couple of hours and cannot get it perfect. Everything else is going great with it.
This is one nice tractor. Sliding seat, adjustable steering wheel, adjustable steering slack adjustment easy to get to. Pretty sure the 372 hours on it is correct as it sat in the back of a warehouse for 20 + years. Headlights work and it even has working tailights! This tractor sold for around $3500 back in the day from one page I found on it. It was not a cheap Lowes Riding mower by no means. I'll keep this thing for life!
So it sounds like Gilson made these years? Is that a good thing or a not so good thing. Quality seems good so I'd say a good thing. Only one little tear on the Ford Blue seat and it is down on the edge and there is already a piece of Ford Blue duct tape covering it. lol
I guess Ya'll can tell I am in love with my new to me LGT
I hope I don't bug ya'll too much. I am home alone with my dogs most of the time and get a little talkative.
Thanks for the great website
Edited by MH81, July 16, 2011 - 06:02 PM.