Questions About Trading Diesel For Gas
Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:18 AM
When I bought my Ford, the previous owner told me it would out work any N Ford, having run it a while I don't doubt it.And The 8N Ford is rated at aroud 2.9 gal per hour. My Ford is facory rated to operate the same size implements an N Ford wil run.
I don't think I will go out and buy a 2-14 plow, until I have borrowed one and tried it on my place.
While the Ford 601 is a work horse it's going to use a lot more fuel, and I would not want to give up the compact manuverabilty of my Ford.
Edited by JD DANNELS, December 14, 2012 - 10:51 AM.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:44 AM
If you can only have ONE unit, consider renting or borrowing for the projects that the 601 might be able to handle better. You also might try just smaller implements. If your 7193 won't handle a 7ft or 8ft blade go find an old one and cut some off each end until your unit will handle it. Everybody keeps pushing bigger is better, frankly here at the farm I keep looking for units that can work in the tight quarters that I used to do as hand work as I get older. That is what got me into GT's in the first place. Seeing OldCowhands front loader GT cleaning stalls put me on the hunt for one. So my 16 horse can't handle a 6ft tiller, let me show you places it can work that the 601 can't even park in. Diesels virtually always use less fuel than a gas unit in comparable hp ratings. My 4 wd 27 hp Mitsubishi will run rings around any 8N in I've ever used and do it on much less fuel. Not knocking the 8N, its just they were designed for a different purpose, we are the ones that keep trying to make them do what a modern compact diesel was designed for. Good luck whichever way you go.
Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:03 PM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 02:29 PM
That is a good point! I looked up a 7193 on the internet last night and the one I found was $4800. When I was looking at Tractors a just ok 600 series Ford was $3200. I've seen them with new paint and tires not bring over $4000.
Look at the market values too. The cub is probably worth a bunch more than the Ford. If you need a bigger tractor, shop around and buy it as an addition not a substitution. Good Luck
Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted December 15, 2012 - 11:07 AM
If someone offered me a trade for a nice Fordson diesel Dexta for Super Dexta I would trade in a moment.
Posted December 16, 2012 - 11:44 AM