Wheel Horse to Lister-Petters diesel
Posted August 27, 2011 - 09:17 AM
Posted August 27, 2011 - 12:37 PM
Daniel your probably not going to believe this but I'm installing the Lister Petters into a Kubota G3200 running gear. I'm thinking of calling it a Kablister :laughingteeth: I might leave the ATV tires off so the tires will slip if the going gets too tough. Time in the garden will tell. Your right though, the engine does develop bunches of torque.
I actually had the engine in there and a belt temporarily hooked up. Found the arrow on the flywheel and turned it over by hand. Wouldn't you know it, three speeds in reverse and one in forward. Turned the engine around and I'm installing a jack shaft from the front of the engine to the transmission shaft. This will make it very easy to change speed ratios till I get it right. Sure grateful that everything was just tacked together. Only took about 15 minutes to change.
Posted August 28, 2011 - 06:48 AM
Lister is a famous name in small (HP wise) slow speed diesel engines. There are forums dedicated to these engines and their Indian made clones. The standard single cylinder model was 6hp at 600 rpms and weighed like 700lbs+. These used a thermo cycling water cooling arrangement and were known to go 100,000hrs+ without problems. For anyone interested in this retro diesel technology do a search on these and see what comes up.
Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:10 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:43 AM
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- wvbuzzmaster and JDBrian have said thanks
Posted August 28, 2011 - 10:53 PM
Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:58 AM
The Chinese diesel clones are marketed under a variety of names.
- Cvans said thank you
Posted August 29, 2011 - 02:41 PM
The Lister Petters like mine were used quite extensively in hiway construction light plants and traffic control signs. Mine came out of the latter and only had 400 hours on it. Hatz and an Italian engine were used a lot also. Mine was rated at 8hp running 3000rpm. 5hp at the rpm I'm running. So if you know of someplace that has some of these light plants or lighted traffic control signs setting around or damaged you might want to investigate. I paid $175.00 for mine and it came with the alternator and and controls.
Thanks for that info. A lot of the highway construction warning lights I see these days are solar powered. You got an excellent deal on the engine and thanks for passing along the tip.