Power King 1217

Power King 1217The Power King 1217 is a 2WD garden tractor from the 1200 series. This tractor was manufactured by Power King (a part of Engineering Products Company) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA from 1983 to 1987. The Power King 1217 is equipped with a 0.7 L (42.2 cu·in) V-twin gasoline engine and one of two transmissions: a shaft-driven gear transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears or a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse (2-range) gears.

The Power King 1217 garden tractor used the Kohler KT17 engine. It is a 0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 79.25 mm (3.12 in) of the cylinder bore and 69.85 mm (2.75 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of output power.

The Power King 1217 is equipped with manual steering, disc brakes brakes, open operator station and 18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the Power King 1217 garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount Power King: 42 in (1,060 mm) mower deck with 3-blade, right-discharge and hydraulic lift
    • Cutting width: 1,060 mm (42.0 in)
    • Cut height: 30-110 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
  • Mid-mount Power King: 48 in (1,210 mm) mower deck with 3-blade, right-discharge and hydraulic lift
    • Cutting width: 1,210 mm (48.0 in)
    • Cut height: 30-110 mm (1.5-4.5 in)
  • Front-mount Power King: 42 in (1,060 mm) single-stage snowblower

Power King 1217 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelPower King 1217
Length1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Width1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,070 mm (42.1 in)
Wheel base1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Fuel tank capacity18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelKohler KT17
Engine typeFour-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement0.7 L, 691 cm2, (42.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke79.25 mm X 69.85 mm (3.12 in X 2.75 in)
Horsepower17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Oil type5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity:1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Spark plugChampion RV15YC
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance0.076-0.152 mm (0.003-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance0.278-0.354 mm (0.011-0.014 in)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDisc brakes
Transmission model
Transmission typeShaft-driven gear
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Transmission modelEaton 11
Transmission typeShaft-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse (2-range)
Front tires Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8
Rear tires Ag: 23×10.50-12
Three-Point Hitch
CategorySleeve hitch (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Front PTO typeIndependent with electro-magnetic clutch
Front PTO speed
Rear PTO typeIndependent (optional)
Rear PTO speed2000 rpm
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