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Any Experience with Yanmar diesel engines?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tomt, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Is it a good engine, or should I steer clear? :help:
  2. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Used to use and work on them on boats all the time. They were fine. No better or worse than similarly priced units.
  3. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    Yanmar make one of the best diesel engines. I have a old yanmar tractor and the engine never gave me any problems. They are used on boats alot and my uncle works on boats, says they are great.
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    my neighbor has a yanmar diesel excavator, runs excellent, and has plenty of power
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    probably tied with the perkins/caterpillat engines.
  6. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    John Deere used them oin their small diesels for years and may still.
  7. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,755

  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Flex-Deck (Brad) has a lot of experiece with these on John Deere 400 & 500 series tractors. He would probably be able to give the best field report on them for mowing use. But as I recall... they have treated him very well and lived extremely long lives.
  9. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Used two Deeres that had them, a 430 and an 855. Great engines.
  10. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    I have one on my dixie chopper. Its is a great engine. 400+ hour oil changes and a 10000 hour engine life. How can you beat that.

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