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Wisconsin in-line 4


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Old 06-04-2018, 08:22:27 PM
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Default Wisconsin in-line 4

Hi guys, I saw this little gem in Goldfield, Az the other day, I didn't know Wisconsin made 4 cylinder in-line air cooled engines, I know they made the water cooled 4 and 6 in-line the 4 being used on the Holt combines. This looks like a THD or TJD when I see double. Sorry for the picture quality. Thanks Tad
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Sure looks like an AC4S to me. Wisconsin built three sizes of inline four cylinder over head valve engines, the AC4, AM4 and AP4. They are fantastic little engines. The one you spotted is mostly complete, with exception of the magneto and air cleaner. It is a later model AC4S with the aluminum block and internal governor. It appears to be driving a big winch of some kind. Any chance you took a picture of the whole machine?

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Hi Chris, you are right it was powering a winch and no I didn't get a picture of the whole thing. I looked at some of these guys running on you tube boy they sure sound great. I have a VF4 on a New Holland baler, it has a different sound than all the other V4s that I have, it certainly has a bark for a small engine. Great fun Tad
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Default Re: Wisconsin in-line 4

many years ago as a lad starting work in a small engine shop I were placed in spare parts depot to learn that side of things but I always found any spare time to get into the workshop
one day I saw one of those engines on a howard rotary hoe and to this day I have never soon another I even doubted a while ago that I had seen a 4 inline wisconsin so this has refreshed my memory and now know that I had seen and heard correctly it was such a sweet runner
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tad, nice find!
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Engineer, you might be thinking of an Ariens model A tiller. It was factory equipped with a Wisconsin AC4 engine. To my knowledge Howard never used the AC4 on any of their rotary tillers.

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Gleaner used a straight 4 cylinder aircooled Wisconsin on the earlier 5' combines. The engine was mounted high and rear of the combine bin wheel. On the later ones they used the V4 aircooled Wisconsin.
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Doggone it, I knew I screwed up. A few years ago I drove to Wisconsin to pick up an exremely nice TA28 tiller in Sheboygan. That's not too far from Brillion, as I recall, and I was telling myself I ought to go by there to see their museum. But it was a Saturday and it was early afternoon and I had a lot of miles to go. Too bad I could not make the trip on a week day. That looks like a nice place and who knows might have picked up some useful tidbits of knowledge about the tillers. Maybe next time.
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Hey Gleaner, was that the early All-Crop? I thought that they used the model B engine on those or PTO. More info please. Thanks Tad
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