If you have an interest in moving to diesel engines from gas my word of advice is to demo the diesel machines before discounting the lack of horsepower. There are several reasons for this.WREBELMACHINE said:not enough power in my opinion!
Careful, Horsepower = Torque*RPM/5252. This shows a linear relationship between rpm and hp, not exponential!MBDiagMan said:Diesels make their torque at lower rpm. Horsepower is calculated as a function of torque and RPM withe RPM having an exponential effect on the HP rating.
The long and short of this is that a 26HP diesel makes MORE torque than a 26HP gas engine.
Have a great day,