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Yanmar Diesel's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dave k, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Are Yanmars good engines?
  2. 7 IRON

    7 IRON LawnSite Member
    from VT
    Posts: 228

    One of the best in my opinion:weightlifter:
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I think so also....long story short....we bought an engine from a salvage yard and used it as a locomotive engine at a factory to shuttle cars....it was used and we had no idea of the hours and this one lasted another 6000 plus hours before she she went poop

  4. BentleyOutdoors

    BentleyOutdoors LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Yep, JD uses them. :usflag:
  5. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 793

    Yes john deere and dixie chopper and anything that is a division of yamaha has to be good!
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I had one in my Gator. Never any problems. My friend has the same 18hp engine on his sailboat.
  7. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Thanks, I have been looking at a JD 2653 Reel mower that has a Yanmar and I never heard of them.
  8. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    Yanmar has been making diesels for Deere since what, the 1970s? They're great engines.
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    I love my yanmar in my JD. I do stuff with that little tractor that some wouldn't believe. It really gets put to the test and does the work of a tractor 5 times its size.
  10. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    Yanmar builds more small diesel engines than anyone else in the world.

    The new Cub Cadet tractors are Yanmars.


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