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owww owww,, let go of my arm.... I'm about an hour away.

Youre down near member CRFarnsworth right??? I have to meet up with him anyways about something else, sometime next week.

I work not far away, in Watseka. "floodville" And that freshly rebuilt M12 is sitting in the garage kinda "sticking its tongue out at me"...

do you have the coupler for the flywheel end of the motor?

Interested in trades? have a couple in mind.
 

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I'm really thinking about it, only thing really stopping me at the moment is lack of available cash. I like the looks of it vs the 2 orange versions (Ariens colors) that I have and have had, I went over into Indiana to look at one just over a year ago, that wound up being a steaming pile, at the time someone else here asked about that one, and was also considering it, I came back here and gave a "review" of sorts and made that person's mind up not to go after it, "too"...

other than color, what differences between the NH and the Ariens versions? I had heard something about a different tranny or something?
 

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owww owww,, let go of my arm.... I'm about an hour away.
Youre down near member CRFarnsworth right??? I have to meet up with him anyways about something else, sometime next week.
I work not far away, in Watseka. "floodville" And that freshly rebuilt M12 is sitting in the garage kinda "sticking its tongue out at me"...
do you have the coupler for the flywheel end of the motor?
Interested in trades? have a couple in mind.
DT, if your M12 is any wider than a K series, the frame will need to be notched. Like the Ariens GT with the M series.
 

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DT, if your M12 is any wider than a K series, the frame will need to be notched. Like the Ariens GT with the M series.
no, the M12 IS a K series, it is basically a K301 with electronic ignition. single cylinder, cast iron, same mounting base as the K321 that would have been on this machine. When Kohler stopped making the K series, these were the "updated version".

instead of points in a PITA location, a Magnum has the coil mounted under the flywheel much like Briggs has done for eons.

and all were gear drive starter not starter generator engines.

In fact many parts can and do interchange between them, cranks, heads, carbs, governor components, and the "standard" mounting base, are exactly the same. They did make a FEW small base models like the Cubs take, after IH sold the CC line to MTD, I know the 1050 had a cast iron single cylinder Magnum and there was (I think) only 2 others after MTD took them over.

and, no, the 1050 wasn't a Quietline like a 1250/1450/1650...

They changed the aluminum cylinder cover, "squared off" the shroud, and put magnets on the outside of the flywheel to set off the spark.

Oh and most magnums have a plastic fan on the flywheel instead of the cast in cooling fins. otherwise same engine as a K series.. just that they made the K series for what; 40 years or so? They made the Magnums for maybe 10? so not as many magnums around as K's...
 

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Nice. You will be happy with this deal.
the wife's not happy though.... I told her that 2 machines are disappearing this week, and 1 is going to appear in their place. She said "why can't they both disappear and both stay gone?" though, when the machine that I am now trading away for this NH came home, she didn't complain then.... and when the 2nd machine that will be going away came, she didnt complain either, but being that I picked up that machine for someone else (Texas Deere and Horse) and knew that it wouldn't be here all that long, she didn't complain about that one, either. But to see 2 go away and only one come back, and she don't like that? Go figure....

I have 3 more stored in a friend's barn about 30 miles the other way... one of those will be coming home soon and may be going away once I fix the issue with it, she won't be happy then either because that happens to be her favorite...
 

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well, I have this machine at my house now, still on trailer in front of garage, got partly disassembled engine for it safely in the garage out of the weather... currently reviewing all the old posts about this unit further down the page. and coinman now has a Cub cadet 1250 that I picked up last fall/ one tractor that needs work, swapped for another tractor needing work....
 

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was a windy ride down, IDK MPH of wind speed, but drove south directly into a strong enough headwind all the way down, flags were standing straight out, not even hardly whipping....

was thinking my Dakota would turn over on my way home, was watching the odo most of the way, but not quite... waiting/watching for it to hit 200,000/ made it home and didn't quite make it to that yet/ got home and it's at 199,991...not a John Deere version,but it does have a 318 in it...
 
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