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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Has any one used a vh4d to re power a GT? And are they a good motor or not? I can pick up a 1980 model for around $50

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:49 PM

I haven't used one, but if in good cond., $50 is cheap. What are you going to put it in?

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:52 PM

It's gonna love gasoline!  

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I have a 224 Case

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:58 PM

That's cheap, especially if it runs.  There's one on CL local to me that runs, nice paint for $1,500.  I had one given to me for nothing but it does not run.  I wanted to use it for a splitter eng, but after some research and found it to have 30 horses, it's a bit much for that task.


I will also add, it is one very heavy engine, make sure you have the frame strength to handle that much power and weight.

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 09:54 PM

That is one very large physical package for a gt application. I think you would need to do a lot of cobbling
and butchering to fit it in a case 244, It should be easily worth the price and are much in demand for
small skid loaders.My dad and brother have a 610 bobcat and have one running and one for a spare.

All that said if you want to and have a torch and welder you can put anything in anything.
Hmm how about a Gt with a Rolls Royce Merlin?

Edited by JD DANNELS, September 13, 2014 - 10:02 PM.

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:11 PM

After looking at specks 300LB plus that is a lot of extra weight I'll have to do some re thinking just hate seeing it scraped.

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:32 PM

That Wisconsin is be a great engine.  It will last forever.  However, it will be huge in your tractor, and it will weigh a ton.  I do know a guy who has a four cylinder Wisconsin in a Cub Cadet.  His complaint was that the weight distribution ended up all wrong.  He wanted a pulling tractor, and all the weight ended up on the front end and it made the tractor steer hard when empty and spin when loaded.  The Wisconsins were able to give a lot of torque for their RPMs, unlike other brands, but like Daniel said, it will guzzle the fuel. 


For $50 you could buy it, strap it on a pallet, let me send you a check for $75 and the shipping and we'd both know we got a deal.  :D


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