Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
AC808

12hp vs 16 hp

Recommended Posts

AC808
I now have the loader on my 912H(pics soon!)...I may have a chance to get a 16hp B&S...Do you guys think that 4hp will make that much of a difference? or should i hold out for a 17, 19 or larger?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dutch
If you have a chance to get a 16hp B&S......... get it. After using your loader, you can then decide if more power is needed. My guess would be that 12hp for a loader will be enough. So you can use the 16hp in another tractor where more hi-speed power is needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kent
I have a used 15HP that I plan to replace the old 12HP in my loader at some point, mostly because the 12HP is smoking and using some oil, and it's a pain to check and add oil with the loader on it. But, I agree with Dutch that I don't think it's really needed. I've found that most of my work with the loader is at about 1/2 throttle or so -- just enough throttle (whatever setting you find yours to be) to ensure you have full hydraulics output to the point of bypassing under heavy load -- without having to listen to the Briggs run wide-open. The real work is being done by the hydraulics, and traction is the limiter when it comes to pushing into a pile of dirt or rock, not the HP of the engine... Where I've found the 16HP really makes a difference is in mowing (especially with vac on, pulling the cart) and snowblowing where you're using full throttle with the engine going onto the governor frequently. A 42" snowblower will keep a 12HP engine on governor about all the time when in use... Your experience may vary...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Paul M.Murphy

      Paul M.Murphy

      Hello glad I got on this site. I hope to upload a couple of photos of my Simplicity Broadmoor 
      Model 707 Tractor. I have replaced all the belts on it and installed a new ignition switch.
      Have a mower deck which was in poor shape , repaced a couple of bushings and welded the
      deck where there was some holes. The tractor and mower deck came from a friend and the 
      mower deck metal was getting pretty thin. Some new metal was put in it and we also undercoated the underside of the deck. This was done by my friend Greg Toulman.
      I have not put the mower deck on the tractor yet, waiting for Greg to come home and give me a hand. Can you please tell me if there is a manual for the mower deck and where I could get one.
      I would also like to get some moon wheel discs as well.
      I will try and down load some photos of the tractor when my wife shows me how to. 
      I really love driving this tractor and also how well it is made compare today's tractors, especially the flexible rear end and the rollers.
      Tell the next time 
      Paul
       
      · 9 replies
    • jbrooks

      jbrooks  »  Talntedmrgreen

      Josh
       
      folowing  this from a link at the downloads.  I just rescued an AC 920 with the lambodini diesel. I can' t download  yet .  Where did you find the PDF copy you posted. . I would like to figure out how to adjust the injection pump. 
      I assume it's a bosche, correct
      · 0 replies
  • Adverts

×