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wisconsin engine

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Has anyone put a Wisconsin engine in their tractor? My generator has a THD Wisconsin 2 cylinder 10 hp motor. While searching for a carb kit for it (which I haven't found yet),I found a running motor cheap. If I dont have to canibalize the carb, I am toying with the idea of throwing it in the parts tractor (a B10). Is this practical? I don't know. Am I suffering from a mutant strain of 'tractoritis'? Yes. Have I got too much time on my hands? Not really. It's just that the things I should be doing are no fun!

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D-17_Dave
I agree with Marty. Go for it. I've toyed with putting an 18 Briggs twin in one but didn't want to chop any metal on my 212. I thought I would wait till I got a parts tractor to play with. Sounds like you've got that one covered. All you need now is a coupling.

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10HorseMan
I found one in a junkyard with a gear reduction box on it. It would be an interesting transplant, go for it. It's just a parts tractor anyway, and just somthing to experiment with.

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Chip-Arnold
20+ years ago I built a tractor out of parts from an American Airlines baggage carrier. The engine was a 2 cyl. inline Wisconsin. Behind it I put 2 3 speed transmissions. The baggage carrier had a rear end with sprokets at the axle ends and chains going down to larger sprockets at the wheels. I used this behind the 2 transmissions. With both transmissions in low gear, this thing would just about pull the world. Well, anyway, the Wisconsin was a dependable, strong powerhouse of an engine. I wish I had another one like it!

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powerking_one
Dav, The Wisconsin THD engine is 18hp @ 3600 RPM's. The carb is a very common/standard Zenith updraft type. Gravely also used this carb. I'd think there would be a MAJOR real estate problem trying to stuff one of these monsters into a large frame Simplicity/AC frame. Check Stens or Primeline/NAPA for a cheaper than Zenith carb kit. Tom(PK)

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GregB
Marty, There are alot of "tube frame" Bolens tractors out there with the Wisconsin single cylinder engine in them. The combination of torque and 6-speed trans worked well. I sold mine only to let me have more space for my "simple" tractors. GregB

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ka9bxg
That is a very good engine but like said before there will be a major problem with fitting it in the frame it is quite a bit longer that the single. The only problems I have seen on them is that when they get hot they don't like to start. Bob

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