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    Re: Differences Between PT-422 & PT-425

    I wouldn't hesitate to spend the extra $1,100 for the Kohler. I would have bought a new PT-425 two years ago but Power Trac wouldn't put a Kohler in it. So I bought a new 25 hp Kohler and put it in...
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    Wheel Hubs

    Less than a year ago, I replaced all my wheel hubs. The other day, while driving in reverse I noticed a clunking noise. No noise while driving forward. Brought it in the garage and jacked the rear...
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    Re: 425 Road Work

    Agjones, am I reading that right? you have a PT425 with a Kubota diesel. I would love to see pictures of it when you have the time.

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Saw a Power Trac PT-425 today

    While driving through Woodstown NJ today, I saw someone trailering a PT-425. It is the first time I have seen one other than my 422 and another I looked at in Maryland. I wish they were more...
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    Re: Lifting height 422 vs 425

    I have some pallet racks in my barn. I would like to raise my racks high enough where I can store some of my larger equipment underneath the first rack, and store my wire and other supplies up on...
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    Re: Lifting height 422 vs 425

    Was hoping it was something simple like different hydraulic cylinders.
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    Lifting height 422 vs 425

    The 425 has eight more inches in lifting height than the 422. What is different between the two? Is it in the cylinders? Do they have the same FEL? I could use a few more inches on my 422.
    Thanks...
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    Re: Power Trac TV commercial from the 90's

    Love the commercial! I wish my stump grinder worked that well!
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    Re: $10.00 Slicer/Trencher

    Hey Moss, Anyway to make that vibrate? I have been trying to make a vibratory plow for several years. Can't get it right.
  10. Re: Replaced my Robin 25 HP Because I wanted to be on of the boys...

    Nice work! :cool2:
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    Sticky: Re: Power Trac Parts Cross Reference Thread

    Looking for new rubber dust cap and plug for PT-422 quick connect hydraulic fittings. Will any 1/2" cap and plug work?
    Thanks
    Frank
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    Re: Cold starting a PT422

    16 degrees in my pole barn. PT-422 with new 25hp Kohler fired right up - no hesitation, no pre warming. Choke and turned key. That's the way they all should start!
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    Re: Core Aerator

    Hey Dan, did you stick around for the ShopBot CNC router to sell? I would have liked to have bought that too. You know, watching your machine start up with that Kohler so easily is what sold me on...
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    Re: Core Aerator

    So cool, Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Core Aerator

    Moss did you meet PJ through this forum? It saddens me that he is gone, yet I never met him. Its funny that I never met any of you on this forum, yet I feel as though I do know you. I take that...
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    Re: Core Aerator

    I have tried with the float and with down pressure. I have tried in all different soil conditions. My guess is it needs more down pressure like with weight. The only problem is there is no real...
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    Re: Core Aerator

    The pluggers go in the ground maybe an inch or so. Don't know how I can add weight to the aerator the way it is designed.
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    Re: Core Aerator

    Any one out there with either a 422 or 425 have the core aerator? I played with mine again today. Can not get it to throw plugs. Tried all types of ground.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    For those of you that have Robbins in your PT's and are considering converting to a Kohler, I am so glad I did it. I am very happy with the extra horsepower and love how easily it starts in frigid...
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    Re: Cold starting a PT422

    Up until this spring I had a Robin 22hp in my PT425. I can tell you unless you preheated it, she wouldn't start below 40 f. I used to drape a tarp over it and use a propane fired torpedo heater...
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    Re: When one door closes, another opens....

    Kent is the Tachometer pretty accurate? Would like to put one on my 422.
  22. Re: Question about bolts from engine to engine stand

    Thanks Peter! I am sold. Have you used them?
  23. Question about bolts from engine to engine stand

    I noticed a vibration coming from my engine. Shut it down. Let it cool off. Shook the engine and noticed it was loose. Checked the four bolts from the engine to the stand and all four were loose....
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    Re: Mounting weight to back end of 422

    Thanks Moss et al. PT has the 422 at a lift capacity of 800#s. I don't think that is correct. If I have a bucket full of dirt and lift I can feel the backend start to lift off the ground. Didn't...
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    Mounting weight to back end of 422

    Looking to mount weight to the back end of my PT-422 to help keep it grounded when lifting with the bucket or forks. Have any of you did this before? Pictures please!
    Thanks
    Frank
  26. Re: the saga continues... PT-425 engine problem at 10 hours?

    What is Power Trac doing to help? Do you think it might be the fuel pump?
  27. Re: the saga continues... PT-425 engine problem at 10 hours?

    Do yourself a favor. Buy a two dollar inline shut off valve and install it between the tank and fuel pump. When the tractor is not in use shut off the valve. It has happened to me, and have seen...
  28. Re: the saga continues... PT-425 engine problem at 10 hours?

    Check your oil level. Make sure it isn't rising. Do you have a gas shut off valve under the tank?
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    Re: New PT-425 Owner

    I think I would drill out the outlet hole on the gas tank, tap and thread a plug in it. Then make a new hole that is right.

    Good luck with your new 425.
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    Re: New PT-425 Owner

    I think I would drill out the outlet hole on the gas tank, tap and thread a plug in it. Then make a new hole that is right.

    Good luck with your new 425.
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    Re: Gas in my oil

    Hey Kent, When you had your 425, did you ever try not using the fuel pump, straight line from tank to carb? Didn't know if the gravity would be enough and if the tractor would starve if was under...
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    Re: Gas in my oil

    Kent, How do you check the fuel pump to know if for a fact that is how the gas is getting into the crankcase? And do you have any information on the electric pump that you installed.

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Re: Gas in my oil

    Moss, Do you have the mechanical fuel pump on the valve cover as well?
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    Re: Gas in my oil

    I called Equipatron, the online store where I bought my Kohler engine. They suggested I call Kohler. When you call Kohler they ask for a zip code then redirect your call to an authorized Kohler...
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    Re: Gas in my oil

    Moss, I put a few more gallons of gas in the tank. I haven't touched the valve at all. I have the end of the hose in a jar. Do you think the heat from being in my pole barn, pressurized the gas...
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    Gas in my oil

    Couple months ago I installed new 25hp Kohler in my 422. My Dad was in a very serious car accident 2 months ago so the tractor has been parked since then. I leave the hood up when I am not using...
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    Lubing 422

    Not all of the areas that call for lubing on my 422 have grease fittings. What is the best way to lube with out fittings?
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    Re: Kohler Cutting Out - Carb cleaning?

    Moss, Is your low oil sensor hooked up on your Kohler?
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Took it out today for a test drive. It is awesome. I can't believe it is the same tractor. I still have a few more adjustments to make. Terry helped me with adjusting the hydroback. I couldn't...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Found a blown fuse by the starter. It was tucked away by the starter. Changed it. She was cranking and firing but not running. I know some or at least one wire is wrong, because I don't have...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I took the ignition switch out and tested with a multimeter, everything checks ok. I have no clue what could have shorted or why I don't have power to the ignition switch. It was a light spark. ...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    So, I put it it on blocks. She was turning over and firing but not starting. I noticed the wheels were moving while cranking. I gave it a rest. I knew I had the PTO switch mounted upside down. I...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    How do I know if my lovejoy coupler is misaligned? Would that cause the vibration? I hope I didn't mess things up.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I went to start it up. Has it was turning over, I noticed the front of the tractor creeping. I still had the back end on blocks. I also felt a vibration in the front. Not sure, could it have...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Yes, I went back out. And cranked the engine for another minute. I had straight oil flowing from the hose. I don't think there is any air in there now,
    Thanks
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I just put in new hydraulic oil in the reservoir. How long do you normally have to crank the engine to remove all the air out of the case?
    It is pumping oil but not sure if all the air is out. I...
  47. Re: Talked to subarupower parts guy about overheating EH72 EFI engines

    You should share that with Power Trac, maybe they will make that engine available again. I know they offered it for a short time last year.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I bought another Interstate battery. This one is eight inches in length by six inches wide and has 525 CCAs. I believe I have the long filter. Short or long wouldn't matter. The side of filter was...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Yes My Kohler is the CH 730-3208 was a 25hp now rated 23.5hp. Moss I looked at your Duralast it is pretty much the same dimensions as the Interstate MT-51 500 CCA. It is 9 1/4 " in length. I...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Yes, It is in the right rear of the tub. Do you think I can get another battery rated with the same cold cranking amps in a smaller package?

    It was a tight fit with the Robin. You had to tilt it...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Another snag today. Went to put the battery back in the tub, it's not fitting. The new Kohler engine has a bigger oil filter that really sticks out. I need a half inch.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    The original wire harness had been altered and cut, wire nuts, electrical tape, etc… I bought a new wire harness from PT. I noticed the new wire harness is a lighter gauge wires. I am trying to...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Tim, today I took your advice as well. I cut a small section out of the rear tub wall with a sawzall. Was very easy to cut out and very easy to reinstall the rear hydraulic pumps with that extra...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Have not had time to work on this project this week. I did not want to take out the starter, however Moss has never led me astray. Literally took five minutes to take out. Was able to get an air...
  55. Re: PT425 side fan shuts down engine mystery

    Love a happy ending!:)
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Moss, I too replaced the starter two summers ago. The bolts were very hard to get to. I drilled two holes in the tub to get to the bolts. Last summer I had trouble with ignition switch too. ...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Yes. It definitely would. I just didn't want to open another can of worms just yet. I may look at it tomorrow. I changed the starter when I had the 22 hp Robin Subaru in it. It was challenging. ...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I can tell you Moss it aint easy!!! Tonight I set the engine in the tub for the tenth time. I have tried every which way. I talked to Terry today as well. So, I have the engine and the front pump...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    It is pretty much the same set up Moss. When I removed the engine I took out the motor mount bolts (4), Slid the engine a couple inches forward. Unbolted the rear spool that goes over the shaft and...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Putting the motor in the tub. A couple of problems to solve. In what order does the motor go back in? I dropped it in, hoping that I aligned the front coupler with the front pump's coupler. I...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

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    Cut the shaft today. Surprisingly very easy with hack saw and new blade. I took my time. It took about 20 minutes. Happy with the way it turned out.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Thanks Tim & Bob. Not sure just yet how I am going to cut it. Bought some new carbide blades for my reciprocating saw, just nervous about cutting a shaft on a brand new $1600 engine. I asked Terry...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Any tips for cutting the shaft? Not looking forward to this part.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I need a new voltage regulator for the 25hp Kohler. Is there a specific regulator for Kohler? I've looked on line not exactly sure what the voltage regulator does, so not sure which one is best for...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I was able to pull the new harness through with ease. Thanks Woodland Farms, i taped the new to the old and just pulled it through.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Next step is replacing the wire harness. Anyone ever do this? Is there an easy way to snake the new wire harness thru all the hydraulic hoses?

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I was able to get the hose off. I had to disconnect all the hoses first then take off all the fittings in the tank. A couple felt like they were going to snap off but they didn't. Now I am trying...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I bought a set of Crow Feet from Sears today. It won't budge! I have very little room. Afraid I am going to break off the nipple on the tank. It is the bottom hose closest to the tub wall.467545
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    At a sticking point with one of the cooler hydraulic hoses. It is in the lower left corner of the tub at the reservoir. There are five other hoses. I removed the hose over top of it and one to the...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    The one hose coming off the oil cooler is a piece of cake to swap out, however the second looks like it is going to be a real headache. In the front lower left hand corner of the tub there is a...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I believe this is a solenoid. It has a red wire that goes to the starter. Was wondering where I can find a replacement. It is attached to the inside of the of the tub by the starter. 467307467308...
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    Re: Harbor Freight into a PT422

    Did you use the same engine stand?
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I was thinking about draining the hydraulic tank, and possibly using synthetic. Any thoughts on this?
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Terry has been great. I ordered the engine stand for the Kohler today from PT along with a new wire harness, couplers, hour meter and ignition switch.
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I pulled the 22hp Robin out today. Engine stand is unbolted, however the right rear wheel motor hydraulic line runs through the middle of the stand. Looks as though I will have to disconnect line...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I have 3 of the 4 bolts that mounts engine to the stand loose. I am having trouble getting to the left front one by the starter. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Thanks Murph! I am going to need it. Not too mechanically inclined.
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    Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Getting ready to pull the 22hp Robin and install 25 actually 23.5hp Kohler in 422. So far I have the muffler off, battery out, gas tank and bracket out, throttle and choke cables disconnected,...
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    Re: pt 425 engine alternatives

    Today, I ordered a 25 HP Kohler from Equipatron to replace my 22HP Robin/Subaru. $1529 free shipping. We shall see how it goes.
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    Re: 10 Hours later . . . an update

    Dan,

    I saw the bigger blade at the auction. It is a Power-Trac blade, but I think it is for one of the bigger diesel Power-Tracs. I bet you could sell in on here.
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    Re: 10 Hours later . . . an update

    Nice bridge Dan. Glad to see you are having fun with your 425.
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    Re: Robin efi-eh72 blues

    I feel your pain!
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    Re: Really dislike Robin Subaru engines

    Duane, If you call Terry at Power Trac and buy the silicone heater for the hydraulic tank you will never need to heat the heads. When I use the heater in 10 degree weather she fires right up. My...
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    Re: Really dislike Robin Subaru engines

    What do you suggest to use for gas?
  85. Re: Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    Do I need that stub shaft when I switch over to the Kohler?
  86. Re: Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    Thanks Barry and MossRoad. I am definitely going to do this and these pictures will help. I am going to order the engine next week. Hopefully have it completed before winter weather hits.
  87. Re: Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    I forgot to ask Terry, does anyone know if there is a difference in tub size between the 422 and 425?
  88. Re: Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    Talked to Terry today. He advised to put another Subaru in it. I told him there was no way I would waste any more money on a Subaru. He then said there is some machine work that would need to be...
  89. Re: Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    New Kohler 25hp $1565
  90. Thoughts on PT-422 Changing out Subaru 22hp to Kohler 25hp

    What are your thoughts on this? Since Power Trac will not sell a new PT-425 with a Kohler engine, I was playing with the idea of changing out my 22hp Subaru to a 25hp Kohler.

    I have seen online a...
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    PT-425 at auction today

    I went to the auction in Denver, Pa that had the PT-425. It was a clean machine, low hours many attachments and trailer. It had the 25 hp Kohler. It started right up every time. I did bid on it...
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    Re: Source for hydraulic cooler fan

    Fan is not coming on after running hydraulics for a while. There is a oil cooler thermal relay in the manual. How do you check to see if that is working properly? Is that a common part or...
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    Re: Source for hydraulic cooler fan

    Purchased two 12" fans off ebay for $34 and free shipping. Look just like the original, except two of the four mounting holes don't match up.
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    Re: My PT-422 mods

    I purchased two 12" new 12volt slim fans that are pretty much identical to the original for $34 plus free shipping on ebay. Only problem two of the four mounting holes don't match up. Not a big...
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    Re: Ignition Switch

    I did squirt WD40 in the ignition slot before I read the later posts. It did not help. I will try using a volt meter to the solenoid.
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    Ignition Switch

    Lately when I go to start my PT-422, it will click two or three times like a dead battery then it will start to turn over and start. Is that a sign that the ignition switch is starting to go bad. ...
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    Re: My PT-422 mods

    Thanks Tim, The fan I have looks the same but is an 11.5" or 12" fan. They have two types, push and pull. I am confused. I want the cold air to be pushed on to the cooler, right?
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    Source for hydraulic cooler fan

    I need to replace my hydraulic cooler fan for my pt-422. Anyone know a good source for replacement?

    thanks,
    Frank
  99. Re: Are PT 425 Owners happy with the PT Stump Grinder??

    What is the proper blade rotation on the stump grinder for a 422?
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    Re: PT-422 for sale in classifieds

    I almost pulled the trigger on the EFI last month. As much as I wanted to buy it, my gut kept telling me to hold off. I wish there was a rock solid engine for the 425.
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