My 1050 came with a dead Wisconsin. What would you guys recommend for a modern repower with electric start? I don't want anything overly complicated.
How difficult was it? Did you have to modify anything?I repowered my 1225 with an 18 HP Briggs Vanguard V-Twin. My tractor originally came with a 12 HP Wisconsin single which had 16 ft-lbs of torque. The Vanguard has 50% more HP and 100% more torque. It starts every time, has plenty of power and is super smooth. Parts for the old Wisconsins are becoming harder and harder to find and when you do you have to shell out a lot of cash to do so. I am extremely happy with my engine swap. The only thing I regret is not going with the 23 HP version as it is the same size but the extra power and torque would have been nice. More of a piece of mind thing than anything. If you have any questions about my swap feel free to ask.
I can't afford to drive that far right now. I'll definitely keep you in mind though.superlift, how far are you willing to travel for a 10hp wisconsin out of a 1050? I have 3 of them that will probably never be used for anything. I'm 45 mins east of Columbus, Ohio. PM me if interested. They are complete with starter, carb, pulleys, etc.