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Old 01-17-2014, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hosejockey2002 View Post
I'm one of the first guys to stand up in defense of a gas engine in a pickup, but if you're talking about a tractor forget it, a diesel is the only way to go. I once used a small tractor/backhoe with a 20hp Kohler gas engine and it was a gutless turd. Even running at full throttle the backhoe hydraulics would almost stall the engine. In a small tractor a diesel will give you half the fuel consumption and probably four times the engine life. The little diesels in tractors can easily go 10,000 hours if properly cared for.
Agreed! A gas engine in a tractor is not the way to go. I ran international gas tractors for years. I would cross my fingers and rub my rabbits foot every time i turned the key to start them!
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