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Old 09-23-2013, 05:19 PM
fishmansa fishmansa is offline
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toro dingo 320d opinions

Hi,

I wanted to see if anyone can chime in on a dingo 320d performance. Since it's a kubota 20hp diesel engine i figure it has a decent amount of power and lift capacity. Does counter weight help quite a bit?

I was holding out for a DW650 but a potential deal came up for a used dingo.
It runs good but the engine smokes a little upon start up, is this a potentially bad sign of the motor going out eventually....It has 2000hrs.

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:27 AM
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I don't believe you can have enough counterweight! More weight usually means more lifting and more stability. Needless to say- get it!

On the smoke- it can be normal. How long does it last? Just a puff?

Pull off the oil cap and cover with a paper towel and start and let it run a minute, is there a ton of oil spraying up? Does it run differently when you put the cap back?
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:38 AM
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Yeah just a puff upon start-up...I didn't want to make the purchase and then have to immediately have the engine go out.

From all the reviews the small Kubota diesels are great motors with few problems.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:42 AM
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Yeah just a puff upon start-up...I didn't want to make the purchase and then have to immediately have the engine go out.

From all the reviews the small Kubota diesels are great motors with few problems.
Motors good!

Only thing to consider is wheels vs tracks. Do a search if your plans match the capability you will be doing good!
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:46 AM
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Wish I could justify trading my chain drive gasser for a 320-D 4 paws.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:22 AM
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Little puff of smoke on start up is normal. All my machines with kubota motors do. As long as after the initial puff it clears your fine.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:50 AM
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Thanks for the feed back...

It also smokes a little when the throttle is is increased to higher but stops after awhile.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:18 PM
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What color is the smoke?

Black--unburned fuel, not a big deal
Whitish--too much air, not enough fuel
Blue--I don't remember lol, but that's the worst case

The first 2 overall are not a big deal with that many hours and can probably just be fixed with some adjustments to the fuel system. But I wouldn't be too concerned.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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Smoke at startup for a diesel is normal, even blue smoke on pre-tier 3 and tier 4 emissions.

Reason is diesels are awfully inefficient on cold startups until they get up to operating temperature.

Blue smoke means you are burning oil so monitor that. My 2007 Duramaxs have a little blue smoke at start up. One is at 46k miles and the other 110k, but I have deleted the grid heaters and EGR's on both.

Black smoke is partially burned diesel.

White smoke is unburned diesel, usually an injector issue.
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