Posted November 10, 2011 - 11:43 PM
Today I figured it would be a good project. I had some wheels that were the right size from an old front tine tiller I found in the city dump a long time ago so I used them on the front. I set them forward as the 8 horse Kohler is heavy and I wanted most of the weight to be on the back wheels. It looks silly but rolls great even in gravel.
The cables [30 feet] are shedding their insulation in places where they have been wound tightly around the handles so they will get some new electrical tape. New cables are just over $300 so thats not gonna happen. This model sells for just under $4,000 new.
Total investment, $40.
First pic is of the tiller wheels before I cut the bracket right in the middle. After straightening the 90 degree bend I drilled two holes per bracket and mounted them.
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For those unfamiliar with the startall there are two generators under the white box that belt drive off the engine. This is the smallest model rated at 300 amps and 12 volt only and it is designed to be mounted on a service truck. There is a second set of shorter cables that are to be hooked to the service trucks battery and you can electric start the engine by putting current backwards through the generators. That spins the engine to start it but I am not going to have a battery on my cart so I have rope start only. The K series Kohler starts first pull every time anyhow. They still make this model and it is the same Goodall company that made the rotary mowers many years ago. Well, kind of, they were bought out by another company and moved out of the state but you get the idea.
Goodall® Manufacturing, LLC.