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JD L111 engine runs strong but little power up or pulling

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JD L111 engine runs strong but little power up hill or pulling wagon. Transmission problem or adjustment?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Shows to be a Briggs twin engine. First thing to do is run a cylinder balance test. Lossen the spark plug wires, and with the engine idling, remove one plug wire at a time. Engine should continue to run. If engine dies when one wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. Check it for spark and compression. With Briggs twin, if it has spark and compression and is not firing, check the valve operation on the dead cylinder. Bent or broken pushrod is common.