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Old 08-27-2016, 07:48 PM   #111
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Kubota

We had a Very good Kubota salesman when I was with the parks. He Could really sell and knew how to bid. We had two Kubota M5040s for drawbar tractors to pull implements. and a Big 80 Hp that pulled our 21 Foot Mott interstater flail. Their little B6200 was also bulletproof and their compact 40 hp or so with glide shift transmission and loader did a lot of work and sipped fuel. Kubota out front mowers were great too. Prices went up and we could never get a Z turn on a low bid basis.
We had a Massey industrial tractor,
Gas. That had a road gear in it that would
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I have a New Holland TC40 D It's been pretty good and will move a lot of snow.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:04 PM   #112
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Not a farmer, but a grass cutter and I had a 1975 Cub Cadet 1650 with a Kohler single cylinder 16 horse with a 50" mowing deck. Bought it used in 1985 after wearing out an old Wheel Horse and a new sears mower cutting 2.5 acres of grass. The 1650 had a hydrostatic drive, a drive shaft and full hydraulics, I really looked forward to winter snow plowing, felt like a kid with a bulldozer.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:48 PM   #113
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Those Kohlers were a pretty stout little power plant on the cub cadets. A friend of mine had one that he tilled gardens with. It really did a nice job and mowed well too.
We had Kohlers on several golf course mowers reel type for tees and collars. Started with a pull rope, usually first pull.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:28 PM   #114
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Nothing beats the sound of an Easthope. And, fishing beats mowing.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:07 PM   #115
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Nothing beats the sound of an Easthope. And, fishing beats mowing.
Reminds me of the African Queen. Now if we're talking about fine engine sounds - give me an Offy in an Indy Roadster any day.
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Those Kohlers were a pretty stout little power plant on the cub cadets. A friend of mine had one that he tilled gardens with. It really did a nice job and mowed well too.
We had Kohlers on several golf course mowers reel type for tees and collars. Started with a pull rope, usually first pull.
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I see a new nickname for us, the Kohler twins.....stout and always starts....
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That boat sounds reminds me of a Harley
https://youtu.be/LdDSa-jZoDI
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:17 AM   #118
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I've been fascinated with engines for well over 50 years. I've heard a lot of them and can't say I have a true favorite. Those little Offys in a midget going down the back straightaway and into turn three on the one mile dirt oval at Du Quoin Illinois with the driver having one hand on the wheel and the other jacking the weights on the front were a sight, sound and smell I'll never forget. Starting a D7 with a pony motor, hit and miss gas engines, and a smooth running outboard a long way from the dock are
all precious. Best sound could be my vehicle starting in an empty parking lot, about dark after several hours of ice fishing in 0 degree F weather with a light snow coming down. I'm sure a lot of us have favorites that are totally unknown to others, I've been cataloging sensory experiences for a long time now and hope I don't stop anytime soon.
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Dave, you should write a book. Seriously.

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Hi: Iowa Dave... After 4 days/nights boon docking with 1500 or so RVer's and their generators the best sounding engine is "None at all"!!! You've probably never heard of them. LoL... Solar power is silent.
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