I am Drooling, Wisconsin diesels
Posted February 02, 2011 - 09:15 AM
Wisconsin WD1-340 Compact diesel engine - eBay (item 260731306594 end time Feb-08-11 16:39:31 PST)
Posted February 02, 2011 - 09:25 AM
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Posted February 02, 2011 - 12:14 PM
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Edited by Boss 448, February 02, 2011 - 05:24 PM.
Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:41 PM
Related question: What was the wisconsin diesel engine that was used in the bolens ht20 d ?
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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:44 AM
I have to believe that the output of these engines is primarily governed by displacement. If that is true then I don't see how these wd1-340 engines can be anything more than around 3 HP. Don't get me wrong - 3 HP diesel could still be a useful little engine, but would the buyer be disappointed with it if he was expecting an honest 8 HP?
I'm not trying to pick apart the seller but maybe his information source is wrong. Am I missing something here?
- tractor buddy said thank you
Posted February 03, 2011 - 11:17 AM
Posted February 03, 2011 - 12:43 PM
Engine Basic Model Cylinders Bore (in./mm) Stroke (in./mm) Displacement *1800 (Hp/Kw) 2000 (Hp/Kw) Max. Torque (in. lbs. & RPM) WD1-340 1 2.963/75 3.071/78 21.05/345 — — 13.1@2000
I think I see where the confusion started. It makes 13 in.lbs of torque at 2000rpm.
I aint droolin so much now.
Posted February 04, 2011 - 11:20 AM
Another thing that would be good to confirm is whether the engine is equipped with a starter or not. In the picture you can clearly see that there is something attached to the engine that could be a starter, a generator, or a combo starter/generator similar to what used to be installed on many older GTs. I seriously doubt that it is just a starter since there is no bendix or clutch evident that would allow the starter to engage and disengage. I would also guess that it is unlikely that it is just a generator since if it were I would expect a recoil type of rope start. The pulley is notched for manual rope starting but I'm guessing that it just for back up. In any event it is something you would want to verify before purchasing.