It's finally done!
This is the finished project of a 6 month long complete tear down of our 1618. It was a pleasure spending time with my son and showing him how things work and come apart. We disassembled the whole tractor down to every bolt. it was all sanded or sandblasted and the hardware was replaced with all stainless.The old tired original motor was replaced with a brand new 18hp Twin cylinder Kohler with a shaft driven hydraulic pump. We had to stretch the front of the frame a bit and cut the sides of the hood a little bit but the power is unbelievable.
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