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Bob IN
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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:45 PM

I am looking at a older new holland skid steer. I know this is not a gt. But my question is it has a lycoming air cooled engine in it. Does anyone have any experiance with them? It looks alot like a wisconin. Thank you.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:51 PM

I know Lycoming made a lot of aircraft engines over the years and from what little I know about them [my brother is a pilot] it would definately be cost prohibitive to rebuild or repair if the engine ever needed any internal repairs. 

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Older skidsteers are really great machines if you can get one reasonably. 


If it was mine, I'd consider swapping the Lycoming with a more common engine: you could probably pay for the switch by selling the Lycoming to a collector or rebuilder.


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