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#1 Petenpole OFFLINE  



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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:06 AM

I went to Wichita KS yesterday and picked up a snapper 1855.

Interestingly enough the owners found me and the price was a down right bargain. ( dont ask)

The tractor has a broken rod on a replacement engine Linamar LX790. The frame has been notched to accept the starter. Now for the good news. Its a 3 pt (complete) PTO complete. Great pulleys and splines they look like new. The bigger question is it has a Eaton hydro vs the Sundstrand that I have in my 1655/1855.

So the question is which is better and has more ooomph in the long run or are they just about the same.

This tractor is going to be my extra parts tractor. Later this winter I may decide to part with the 3 pt lift I have on a 1650, and what remains of its PTO assy.

Has anyone got any information on the ease of putting a Kohler l8HP engine from a wheel horse D180 into a 1655/1855?

My P218 is still running but I do want to be prepared in the event it shells. Seems to be a lot of Onan engines out there with thrown rods, and that raises the last question of why?

As always thanks for any insight others have to share.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:26 AM

That 3pt hitch and rear PTO make that an 1855A.
I like the Sundstrand the best,but have nothing against the Eaton either.



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Posted October 02, 2011 - 09:08 AM

Sounds like a great find.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 10:13 AM

Sounds like a nice find. I'm not familiar with the Eaton but the Sundstrand seems to have really good power even at lower engine speed and they seem to last a long long time.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 12:51 PM

Congrats on the new acquisition! Sounds like a great project. Maybe you could post some pictures and keep us posted on your project!