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#211 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 03:38 PM

So in a years time, you will save enough money to buy another Hog or Two !! :thumbs:

 

Well, it'll save the farm some money, but I'll never see it in my paycheck.  But they'll be more money left over for upkeep of the workers!   :thumbs:


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 08:47 PM

 

Well, it'll save the farm some money

 

Careful, if you do this with too much equipment you will be farming expense free. Can't have that.  :D



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Careful, if you do this with too much equipment you will be farming expense free. Can't have that.  :D

If Daniel figures that out, he'll be rich selling the plan to others!


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 12:15 AM

If Daniel figures that out, he'll be rich selling the plan to others!

 

 

I hope I live long enough to see it happen.  :D



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:59 AM

Ordered a block heater this morning for the diesel Yanmar in this tractor.  I could use it from time to time in this cold weather to scrape half frozen manure from the freestalls  The Rubber scraper on the Massey 175 doesn't do well when things are frozen, but the loader bucket on the little tractor's FEL would do just fine.  Once I get this heater installed it'll be a breeze to fire in any weather.  I'll still have to let it run several minutes to circulate & warm the hydraulic fluid in the loader system before using.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:35 AM

It was just 10F out when I thought I'd try to start the 1655D to take to the shop so I could make the adapter needed for the block heater I will have coming, but knowing it wouldn't crank without help, I thought I'd see if the Bush Hog HD-12D would crank so I could jump the Massey from it to charge & crank the Yanmar.  Well, just 20 seconds or so from the glow plugs & the little Perkins diesel on the Hog fired right up & ran perfect.  Even after a long charging, the Massey's Yanmar refused to fire.  It tried a lot, but I got cold & gave up.  It may fire later today, so I'll just wait a while.  I need to see about getting the injectors tested.  It fires fine in warm weather.  I'm sure proud of that little Perkins twin!  :D


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:21 PM

 I have a block heater coming for the 1655's Yanmar which it & the 3/4 NPT tap should arrive Monday.  I have to machine a spacer block which will bolt to the block, with it's center bored & tapped to the 3/4" NPT threads which the heater screws into.  John Deere wants $65 for the spacer, and $89 for the heater.  I bought the heater which is identical to the OE heater new for $36 to my door.  The NPT tap cost me $12 to my door.  So for just $48 & some machining time, I'll have a block heater installed, & still have the tap for future uses.  Saved me $106.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:33 PM

And it will work as good as any factory parts.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:16 PM

I did get the Yanmar in the 1655D running.  I posted about using it today HERE.


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Since doing this diesel re-power, I've put 150 hours on the diesel's clock. It's been about 10 months since putting the diesel into service.  I do think one or more injectors need servicing.  When cold, it misses slightly & smokes white smoke like it's not firing properly.  Once it's running no more than 30 seconds to a minute, she clears right up.  Likely the injectors need cleaning and/or adjusting for proper pop-off pressure.  If this diesel ever dies, she gets another...period!  I will not go back to gas on this tractor!


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 07:30 PM

I might have 2 hours on mine so far and I feel the same way. Keeping an eye out for a good deal on a diesel for the 1855 next.


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 08:01 PM

The little Yanmar I installed in the golf cart was missing when first started. I poured MM oil in the fuel and the more I run it the better it sounds. I'm hoping it will continue to improve. 

I thought I was going to have to donate my last Kubota Z430 to my Son in-laws G4200 as he was having serious fuel problems with it. Told him to loosen the tubes at the injectors and turn the engine over until no more air came out. He did this but said when he turned the key on the lift pump would push a steady stream of fuel out of one injector line. What the heck  :say_what:  I had never seen that before so I told him to bring it over and if I couldn't figure it out I would swap him engines. After it got here I had to see this for myself and sure enough the fuel poured out of the one line. So thinking maybe a pump swap was worth trying I started taking the lines loose at the pump and as usual the first was really tight. The second one was tight but the fitting that screws into the pump was not tight. So after less than an 1/8th of a turn to tighten I tried the lift pump again and this time not fuel comes out at the injector. Put everything back together and it runs like a clock. I still don't quite understand it because there was no signs of a fuel leak at that fitting and it is high pressure. I'm just glad that it runs OK now. 

I'm listening if you have any thoughts.


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Chris, I have no idea! 


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Daniel, I would try some Sea Foam and/or MM oil and see if that might clean up that injector. You won't be out much to try that before pulling the injectors and servicing them. That Massey is SO Impressive with the Diesel in it.


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