Kohler K321AS - Governor problem
Regarding : Kohler K321AS - Spec No.: 60410
I have a case Ingersol 444 with the 14 HP Kohler engine - which I am not sure, is setup properly.
The engine starts and runs great no smoke and it seems to have a lot of torque.
The issue I have with the tractor is that the motor does not seem to adapt to the hilly terrain my property is plagued with.
For example, I can be mowing the lawn with the blades running and as long as I am on level ground life is good. But as I turn the tractor up inclines and hills Â the engine will slow down as if the governor is not compensating for the additional load. Its never stalled and the motor will idle me up the hill. But IÂve been thinking - something is not right in governor-ville.
If I increase the throttle Â the motor will respond nicely and power up the hill nicely. But of course when I get to the top of the hill then I need to slow the motor down a bit.
With the motor running - I can touch the governor arm and it will increase the RPM, so I know its not seized up.
I am searching for a plow blade for this tractor Â and I suspect that once I find a good used blade this governor problem will be more obvious once I start pushing fill around.
I am hoping some Kohler K321 expert can help me:
1) Diagnose this situation Â im not sure where to begin. I was wondering if the Governor is broken (internally), nothing looks broken externally. (I have no reason to believe its broken).
2) Ive seen the spring that goes to the governor arm is in good condition (or seems to be), but there is a bit of slop in its current position (not much). Im not sure how this should be setup either.
Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.
IÂm looking forward to seeing this problem resolved, as this is a really nice machine. Even the neighbors have commented on my new "farm tractor"...
Thanks - Dave