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Posted June 26, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Nice tractor btw not the typical big weight box . What kind & how much weight ? Looks a lot better than weight box hanging off back.



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Nice tractor btw not the typical big weight box . What kind & how much weight ? Looks a lot better than weight box hanging off back.

 

I have a piece of 8 or 10" channel iron bracketed to the rear of the frame, then these 2 sets of combine rear wheel weights bolt to the channel(think off a Massey 410 combine), plus a 42lb Farmall front wheel weight on the back of those.  Not sure of the combines set's weight, but I'd guess around 100lbs each set x 2.    Each rim has about 40lbs steel plate bolted on, plus each tire has nearly 100lbs ballast.  That's at least 500lbs extra weight, and I sometimes get light in the rear still.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Plastic-mart.com has a 6 gallon fuel tank 15w x10x10 kinda pricey $77.95



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Plastic-mart.com has a 6 gallon fuel tank 15w x10x10 kinda pricey $77.95

 

 

Likely I'll just keep using this small one.  Runs a long time on 2 gallons, but still haven't taken the time to see just how long.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:55 PM

I'd be interested to know exact numbers on your fuel usage. I finally put an hour meter on mine so I plan to get some more precise numbers soon.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 02:20 PM

I'd be interested to know exact numbers on your fuel usage. I finally put an hour meter on mine so I plan to get some more precise numbers soon.

 

Next time I think about it, I'll fill mine up & mark the hour meter.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 03:47 PM

Daniel, I'm guessing a couple of quarts/hr if you are doing loader work. My 2320 with a loader will burn a bit more than 1/2 gallon / hr. If you are loading it down for PTO work then it would use more.  About half of what you would have used with the stock gas engine. That adds up to a lot of cash if you are logging many hours and besides who would want a smelly loud gas engine if they can have a diesel purring away and sipping fuel. 


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 04:20 PM

besides who would want a smelly loud gas engine if they can have a diesel purring away and sipping fuel. 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 04:25 PM

 besides who would want a smelly loud gas engine if they can have a diesel purring away and sipping fuel. 

 

You got that right!  No offense to gas really, but diesel is so much nicer!  



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:58 PM

You got that right!  No offense to gas really, but diesel is  so so much nicer!  


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 05:54 AM

I would also like to see how much  the diesels use per hr compared to gas . Not sure if I would use it enough to make a swap worth it or to pay more for another mower just to have a diesel .



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:27 AM

I would also like to see how much  the diesels use per hr compared to gas . Not sure if I would use it enough to make a swap worth it or to pay more for another mower just to have a diesel .

One example; my dad has a kubota 23hp zero turn, mows 2.5 acres, takes 1.5 hours, uses 3-4 gallons of gas. I mow 1 acre, takes me 1.5 hours, I burn 1/2 gallon of diesel.

 

Dad spends $13-$15 per week, I spend $2... so 25 mowings per year I save $300.


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:54 AM

If I did the math right your dad is using 2.6 gph vs your 1/3 gph , which is a big difference or should I be using gl per acre  your dad uses 4 gl for his 2.5 and you use about  1 1/3 gl to do  2.5 acres , not sure if that is a good comparsion or not hrs vs acres  ?



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:58 AM

If I did the math right your dad is using 2.6 gph vs your 1/3 gph , which is a big difference or should I be using gl per acre  your dad uses 4 gl for his 2.5 and you use about  1 1/3 gl to do  2.5 acres , not sure if that is a good comparsion or not hrs vs acres  ?

 

Hard to say, as one may mow at a faster speed when they could easily mow faster.  I'd say go with acres to be more accurate, but then there are variables there also.  But all in all, the cost of fuel to get a job done should be done in acres I'd think.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

I am still amazed at how this diesel seemingly doubled the versatility of this machine.  Yes, still all the same capabilities it had before, but no vibes & wires shaking loose to take your attention off the job at hand.  Just such a pleasure to use with this diesel.  Smooth power, but still takes your attention from the job a lot.....listening to it grunt & watching her smoke under load is addicting! 

  Using it today to move some things around.  Putting the Bush Hog S4242 3pt rotary mower in the shed.  It has been covered outside.  I really need to start restoring it.  Mechanically it is rebuilt.   The Massey & loader doesn't notice it as even being lifted.

 

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