Yes, the Mitsubishi is a diesel. I haven't gone to look at that one yet, because the 5200 hours has me a little concerned. I finally got the time to go look at the Iseki today. It's actually a TX1300. Front end seemed a little worn, but not to the point of being sloppy. It started and ran great, but he said he had started it earlier in the day. Would like to see how it starts when cold. Pulled the breather tube off the valve cover, and did feel some blowby, but didn't see any smoke/vapors. It didn't seem like a lot of blowby, just a little. Are these engines pretty loud? I know deisels have a "knocking" sound, because they are diesels, but this seemed pretty loud. I didn't sound like a rod, but there was a lot of that type of sound. I know how to check for a loose rod on a gas engine, but what about a diesel? The 3 point seemed to work OK, and the pto
worked, although I didn't think to try all three speeds. Tractordata.com says the PTO
is 472/753/1177. Will 540 impliments run ok at 472?
The other thing I noticed, was that I could not see any hydraulic connection points. I will NEED a loader, so if this has no connections for it, it won't do me any good. I know you can get pto
mounted pumps, but I'm not sure I want to go to all that trouble. I saw a Kubota B7100 4X4 with a loader and brush hog, with 900 hours, for $5000. More than I wanted to spend, but all I would need to add is a box blade and post hole digger, and I'd be set.
Edited by speedy5966, May 13, 2012 - 10:47 PM.