Power King 1218HV

Power King 1218HVThe Power King 1218HV is a garden tractor model from the 1200 series, manufactured from 1994 to 1999 by Power King in Built in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Power King 1218HV is equipped with a 624 cc (38.1 cu·in) V-twin gasoline engine with 77.0 mm (3.03 in) of the cylinder bore and 67.0 mm (2.64 in) of the piston stroke, and a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse (2-range) gears.

The Power King 1218HV garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler CH18 gasoline engine which produces 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Independent front PTO with electro-magnetic clutch
  • Independent (optional) rear PTO with 2000 rpm
  • 18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal) fuel tank

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelPower King 1218HV
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1994-1999
FactoryBuilt in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Width1,010 mm (39.8 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Wheel base1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Ground clearance210 mm (8.3 in)
Weight381 kg (840 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity18.9 liters (5 US gal.; 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKohler Command PRO CH18S
Engine type4-stroke, OHV, V-twin
Displacement624 cm 3 (38.0 cu-in)
Compression ratio:8.5:1
Cylinder bore:77.0 mm (3.03 in)
Piston stroke:67.0 mm (2.64 in)
Max. horsepower18.2 PS (13.4 KW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque43.6 Nm (4.45 kg·m; 32.2 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Air cleanerReplaceable, paper element
Lubricating systemFull pressure
Ignition systemElectronic ignition
Fuel systemCarburetor with fixed main jet
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting systemElectric starter
GovernorMechanical centrifugal governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H)355 x 451 x 483 mm (14.0 x 17.7 x 19.0 in)
Dry weight41.0 kg (90.0 lbs)
Compression pressure
Standard:1.1 MPa (160 psi)
Compression differential limit between cylinders:15% and less
Oil system
Oil type:API SG, SH, SJ, or higher
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: W/o oil filter: 1.7 L (1.8 US. qt, 1.5 Imp. qt.)
With oil filter: 1.9 L (2.0 US.qts, 1.7 Imp. qts)
Fuel system
Fuel pump:Pulse type
Fuel filter:In-line
Ignition system
Spark plug:Champion RC12YC
Spark plug gap:0.76 mm (0.030 in)
Ignition coil air gap0.280-0.330 mm (0.011-0.013 in)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Steering typeManual
BrakesDisc brakes
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeShaft-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse (2-range)
Speed Forward: 14.3 kmh (8.9 mph)
Reverse: 6.9 kmh (4.3 mph)


Front tires Ag: 21.2/4.0×12
Lawn/turf: 16/6.5×8
Rear tires Ag: 31.8/8.0×16
Lawn/turf: 23×10.5-12

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO typeIndependent with electro-magnetic clutch
Front PTO speed
Rear PTO typeIndependent (optional)
Rear PTO speed2000 rpm

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging system
Charging amps15A
Battery12V, CCA 300A


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