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Does anybody have a footprint drawing of the above? I got a Deutz - Allis 917 today less engine and was going to put my 18 HP twin OP Briggs. Then I decided that more work then I wanted to mess with. I now am giving thought to my spare 16 HP Briggs. Not having that two extra HP insn't going to screw my evening nap. I just want to be sure that the KT has a 6.59" mounting dimension from the bottom of the mount to the centerline of the crank. If that is the case, I can then hum along with my 16HP.

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Ronald Hribar
This should be same tractor as the 916. which is the same as others in series. So everything should bolt up. But the Briggs has a different type of ignition sytem then the K17. Glad to hear that the tractor made it's way home safely.

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PhanDad
My 17GTHL had a KT17 in it. Installed a 16HP Briggs, Centerline of crank was the same, frame even had predrilled bolt holes for the Briggs. BUT driveshaft length is different and as Ron stated, the wiring is different.

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I have a 7116 here. DOH!!! Engine is bolted in. There are some detail items to work out. Wiring don't phase me to bad. I know what I face. In no hurry to get it running. Got home safely and needs another pressure wash. Pictures can be deceiving. Thanks BT

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dirtsaver
Bob I have a 17GTH-L with the KT17 series II. It's a good tractor but if I was replacing the original engine I'd go with a Briggs 16 cast iron single. I think they have a bunch more power and torque than the Kohler KT17 or the Briggs18 twin either. Easier to work on too! Maybe it's just me but given the choice between a cast iron single Briggs and any brand of twin, I'll take the old single every time.

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