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PostSubject: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2023, 6:23 pm

So I have a poulan garden tractor I was really bouncing the idea
Of a diesel swap like a Kubota or something the front grill is plenty tall
And wide enough for a small radiator, my only problem is
The peerless 820 how could I make this work? I would love to roll coal
As I throw mud .
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2023, 6:57 pm

this is my kinda guy lol, all I say is go for it, make sure you get a big one tho, the kubota 3-cyls are usually about the price of a diesel engine 4 times the size, you could try swapping in a diesel from a truck, duramax would obviously be best but probably way too expensive. I know it's been done with a Small block chevy, I see no reason why a v8 diesel wouldn't work. Also stay away from the ford 6.0 if you go that route (I'm sure everyone knows why)
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2023, 7:14 pm

I’d pick up a yanmar L100 clone or a 200cc diesel. Should be plenty powerful and you could do it for under 1000 dollars.
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2023, 8:42 pm

5.9 gas swap:


Smaller tractor engine:
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 8:01 am

@TechnoChicken i was thinking of a smaller diesel that will fit under the hood , i want it to look factory, and yes the 6.0 were built in a factory, a bomb factory lol, if i was going to do it on this level a 6.5 would be my choice , see what im thinking is a 2 or 3 cyl diesel and somehow make it work with the oem peerless 820 cause whats better than riding your mower into town to run errands and rolling coal at the same time, well in the words of an oldies song, ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! i know without a doubt even a small diesel will get me to 55-60 but how do i do it without grenading the transaxle at highway speeds
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 11:56 am

MOWERMAN wrote:
@TechnoChicken i was thinking of a smaller diesel that will fit under the hood , i want it to look factory, and yes the 6.0 were built in a factory, a bomb factory lol, if i was going to do it on this level a 6.5 would be my choice , see what im thinking is a 2 or 3 cyl diesel and somehow make it work with the oem peerless 820 cause whats better than riding your mower into town to run errands and rolling coal at the same time, well in the words of an oldies song, ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN! i know without a doubt even a small diesel will get me to 55-60 but how do i do it without grenading the transaxle at highway speeds
I would imagine, and I could be wrong, but since those diesels have so much torque, you should be able to just use a go-kart axle and a torque converter?
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 12:20 pm

@TechnoChicken i could see how that could work with that layout

run the engine flywheel to a cvt run the chain to a 90 deg gear box and shaft drive to another 90 deg gear box out to wheels , but what cvt would handle that?
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 5:08 pm

MOWERMAN wrote:
@TechnoChicken i could see how that could work with that layout

run the engine flywheel to a cvt run the chain to a 90 deg gear box and shaft drive to another 90 deg gear box out to wheels , but what cvt would handle that?
I didn't think about that, the other issue is the clutch wouldn't work as well under the lower rpms
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 7th 2023, 7:48 am

@TechnoChicken i could see how maybe a polaris transmission could work
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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeMarch 7th 2023, 10:37 am

@TechnoChicken soooo I have an idea, I'm not doing it right now but look at this boat trans with a 2cyl diesel

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PostSubject: Re: Diesel swap ???   Diesel swap ??? Icon_minitimeNovember 19th 2023, 9:58 pm

TechnoChicken wrote:
5.9 gas swap:


Smaller tractor engine:

That's ridiculous (in a good way)

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