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    Craftsman Garden Tractor (Hey! it's a start!)

    Default I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    Hello all... Thanks for all the great info in the past.
    Have a question. I have a Craftsman Garden Tractor with the 20 hp Kohler. After reading many posts here and elsewhere I knew that I may love it, or I may hate it.... So far I love it. and we use the heck out of the thing!!

    One issue/ annoyance.. compared to my neighbors Honda, (and just about anything else with an internal combustion motor [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]) the beast is loud.
    Has anyone here every tried any sort of exhaust mods to quiet it down or heard of any aftermarket silencers?

    Any input would be great!!

    Curtis

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    Oh and yes I did know it would be noisy when I bought it. I can deal with it but if there is a way to fix it....

    Great

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    ear plugs

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    Might want to check out this <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=safety&amp;Number=13251 4&amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0&a mp;fpart=>thread</A>.

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    I already use those! Have for years with many things I do. I used to play drums when I was young and stupid...... Now I am old and.... well, you know...

    Thanks
    Curtis

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    I suppose I should be more specific.. When I use earplugs it doesn't really bother me...

    Just looking for something for the tractor. I mentioned my neighbors whisper quiet Honda.. I have to keep up with the Jones's you know

    Curtis

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    I don't know how load your Craftsman is, but it can't be as load as my Ingersolls. With these, the nabors need to have ear plugs.

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    I have a Craftsman with the 15hp Kohler and my neighbor recently got one with the 20hp. The first time he was using it I thought it had a hole in the muffler. It does seem to be disproportionately louder for some reason.

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    Examine the actual exit pipe. Make sure it does not blast right on something like the frame or even a small obstruction like a steering arm or linkage. If it is directed at something within a foot, it will be twice as loud to you and the neighbors. If this is true, locate a 90 degree long-radius tube that fits it, clamp it on. Directing it downward is also a great idea. The ground is usally covered with grass, a natural acoustic absorber.

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    Default Re: I\'m goin\' Deaf!

    were u a Keith Moon or Ringo Starr?

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