Repower for 1978 184

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Re: Repower for 1978 184

Postby SONNY » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:24 am

Re-do the 184 engine!!! UNLESS ya just want to kill time,money, --AND destroy a perfectly good mower making it unusable and worthless!---Trust us , you will not be happy with the outcome! thanks; sonny
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Re: Repower for 1978 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:09 am

You will find that after a rebuild of the C-60, there won't be any more stalling when engaging implements. Ok, so you can overwork the 184 by asking it to do field mowing with a finish mower deck, and you can stall it while roto-tilling deep in clay soil and dig up an 8" rock. But I haven't found many situations where the 184 won't do what is reasonably asked on a fresh engine.
I definitely want to see a thread on whatever you choose to do with your 184.
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IH Model 15 Tiller

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Re: Repower for 1978 184

Postby mozer71 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:26 am

I agree completely. The four cylinder, four stroke C60 has more a continuous torque curve at lower rpm than any 2 cylinder. There would be a "creeper" type gearing immediately to run the engine at nominal hp. Being unfamiliar with the 3 cylinder diesels, they must have a way. I see there are planetary units all around the Kubotas but they are specific replacements.


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