Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Posts


I have a tired Kohler K301 on my AC712H. I might have a deal worked out on this one: http://sheboygan.craigslist.org/grd/4704811036.html

What are the differences in the Kohler engines for, say a Deere, or a Case, from a Simplicity. I haven't heard what this engine is from, just trying to cover the bases before a 4 hour trip.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply's. If it doesn't drop into the 712H, I can probably fab it to fit the 2110. Either way, if the trade works out, I'll be into the rebuilt right.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like a direct replacement Kenny. Even has the right flywheel for the driveshaft adaptor.

Charging system appears to be the older type that uses the larger aluminum finned regulators as it has the stacked 3 prong plug.

Basically Cub Cadet, Deere, Case and some Wheel Horse tractors generally used a K301A. The "A" blocks don't work in Simplicity applications because the pans are shallow and bolt on from the underside and have no flanges to mount into Simplicity/AC tractors.(although there are members here that have made adaptors to make them work) However, some of the later Deere versions could use both pans because the blocks also came with the flanges cast onto them as well as tapped holes in the underside to mount the A block pans.

The Cub Cadet Kohlers also used a different flywheel that will not accept the 4 bolt driveshaft adaptors Simplicity uses.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, after 605 miles, and about 12 hours, the rebuilt K301 is sitting in the garage. You might remember some Case attachments I picked up last spring in trade for a case of beer. I traded the attachments for the engine straight up. So the basic cost of this engine was $16.99. Not counting driving time, gas, etc. But we made a couple of more stops, and made the trip worthwhile.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • MasterOfNone
    • Ronald Hribar
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Carchief
      (57 years old)
    2. Geoff
      (56 years old)
    3. mohrds
      (51 years old)
  • Recent Status Updates

    • SonOfCreepfeed


      Thinkin' about this old girl.

      · 2 replies
    • Dean McFadden

      Dean McFadden

      Good morning peeps! I’m always searching for helpful information with my AC collection. Hope to find out new information and pass on my own experience in restoration. Here are some pics of my babies. I’m still looking for front rims for the 410 so yesterday I put the 310 wheels on took it for a drive. Working pretty good but still needs some carb work. Gotta get the 310 running next. Have a great day!😁

      · 1 reply
  • Adverts