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I met a gentleman with a Kohler generator. The generator does not produce any power however the motor supposedly runs flawlessly. I can tell that it is a K series, however I do not know which one it is. He claims that it is 22 horsepower (i will hopefully be going to look at it this week). I do not care if it is a K532 or k582. My only concern is if anything was different on these motors compared to the ones used in our tractors. If anyone knows the difference between these, please enlighten me. I do not have a picture of the generator, but everything that I saw was painted gold. thanks again!
 

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I'd be willing to bet it has a funky crankshaft that is not going to bolt right up to a standard pulley that you'll need for driving a tractor.
 

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I may just use it for parts, but it would be nice to have a complete motor that could be swapped instead of parted.
 

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Most likely the crank shaft end will be different.
There is a manual on line that shows all the different crank shaft configurations.
I've adapted industrial engines for tractor use.
Well worth doing!

Joe
 

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If you can get it cheap and it runs flawless I'd go for it. One way or another you can get an adapter or have a machine shop fix you up with whatever you need.
 

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I believe the motor is a k582. Although i also found a unit like it with a k660 or 662 on it. I'm waiting to hear back from the guy. I have a 283 sbc for parts and some 8 lug steel wheels from a 70's chevrolet that i may trade him
 

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I believe the motor is a k582. Although i also found a unit like it with a k660 or 662 on it. I'm waiting to hear back from the guy. I have a 283 sbc for parts and some 8 lug steel wheels from a 70's chevrolet that i may trade him
I think it would be fun to have a K662 in a Large Frame. MORE POWER!!!!
 

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Welp... the deal fell through on the generator... for now. I was going to trade an old 283 SBC and a set of 8 lug wheels for it... but he decided he needed something else. So, I went ahead and ordered a used set of valves... so hopefully they will be a decent temporary fix. I think a K662 would be really cool in an HT. I had never heard of one until I started looking up the generators. I will update once I get my parts and hopefully get stuff swapped out.
 

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I saw a posting of this conversion on another forum.
The height of the crank shaft seems like it will give him real problems.
And the weight of the motor might be a strain on the front end.

Joe
 
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