Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 91
  1. #11
    Veteran Member kebo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,294
    Location
    Lexington, SC
    Tractor
    2001 John Deere 790 4x4, bar tires

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    You're a very lucky man to walk away with no injuries. That tractor can be rebuilt. Sure, it's a good bit of money, but how much money & time would it cost to try and rebuild you?? Almost certainly a lot more than an engine rebuild!!
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

    2001 John Deere 790 4x4 with Model 70 FEL, 5ft International World Agritech bush hog, 5ft Wallberg BB, 5ft Frontier disc harrow, 5ft King Kutter II Rototiller, 5ft Cultipacker, 5ft Sitrex finish mower, Leinbach PHD with 9" & 12" augers, Leinbach middlebuster, Leinbach #11 Field Cultivator, boom pole, custom 3pt handi-hitch, clamp on bucket forks, Pat's Easy Change.

    Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John....

  2. #12
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    677
    Location
    w.v.
    Tractor
    ck30 kioti

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Well,I wouldn't really argue the point to much with kabota

  3. #13
    Silver Member Bear Foot Farm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    189
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Tractor
    MF-175

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    The ignition, being electrical, becomes irrellevant because of how the lubricants and fuel became distributed.??.....upside wrong.
    The "ignition" in a diesel is from compression.
    The only thing electrical is the starter.

    You stop them by shutting off the fuel, and when it was on it's side, the lubricating oil became the fuel

    Dorper Sheep and Maremma Sheepdogs
    [

  4. #14
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    47,895
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCornell View Post
    no insurance on the tractor, I doubt homeowners would cover.

    I would highly recommend installing an emergency kill (air kill) on ANY diesel engine, I know now that anything else I own will have one.
    bad accident for sure,.

    however.. if you couldn't get to the air cleaner.. do you think you would be able to get to a choke plate in a similar situation?

    good luck

    soundguy

  5. #15
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    975

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Foot Farm View Post
    The "ignition" in a diesel is from compression.
    The only thing electrical is the starter.

    You stop them by shutting off the fuel, and when it was on it's side, the lubricating oil became the fuel
    Exactly. kubota is off the hook for this one IMHO. Freak accident, but one where the operator should have turned the key off while still rolling over or instantly afterward. Yeah yeah, who has the cool head to think about that when the adrenaline is surging? I'll bet the OP will if it ever happens again. That's the benefit of experience.

    The OP wrote that he was witness to the engine screaming for 10 minutes. Next time, do what ever it takes to get to the air cleaner and shove your shirt, socks and pants if need be down the air pipe to the engine. It's the only way to save the engine in that situation. It sounds like he was attempting to do so, but the one piece hood stopped him. If correct, that stinks. Must have been nerve wracking to have to stand by and not able to do a thing!

    My heart goes out to the OP, but that's what insurance is for. Your Home owners policy may cover it if you were working on your primary residence land. Find out the extent of the damages and call the agent. Can't hurt.

  6. #16
    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    15,473
    Location
    Prudence Island, RI
    Tractor
    2007 Kioti DK40se HST, Woods BH

    Default

    I wonder why manufacturers have eliminated compression release valves.They are so simple and such a foolproof method to shut down a diesel. My older CK20 had such a system which was easily reached even in a rollover as the cable pull was just next to the steering wheel. My newer DK40se has only the electric fuel shut off solenoid.

  7. #17
    Elite Member Skyco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,718
    Location
    SC/NC

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Two good reasons to carry a CO2 fire extinguisher....one in case of fire and the other to kill a runaway engine.

  8. #18
    Silver Member Hawghauler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    165
    Location
    Idaho
    Tractor
    Case and Kioti

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    I agree with Aaron, A diesel engine requires three things to operate, fuel, air, and relative motion. When it went on it's side it probably allowed crankcase oil to get to the combustion chambers. That oil became the fuel. The only thing that would have killed it would have been to stop the air flow. If your tractor is insured the engine may be considered accident related damage. Count your blessings you were not hurt and think of all the posting fun you will have telling us about the repair saga.

    Ps, I was going to be a wiseguy and say a Kioti would not have rolled, but I'll wait until you cool off.

  9. #19
    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    12,152
    Location
    Lebanon,NH.
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800HST w/Frontloader & CC LTX1046

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Whew..glad your able to share w/us Steve.
    I agree w/others about lubes becoming fuel,also be very surprise kubota will come forward.

    I wouldn't start tractor right off..let it set day or so w/drain plugs filters remove fluids can drain out.

    Fingers cross for you..again glad your still w/us.

  10. #20
    Veteran Member JoelD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    2,032
    Location
    Windham, NH
    Tractor
    Kioti LK3054xs TLB, 2004

    Default Re: Rolled my Tractor and it blew up ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawghauler View Post
    I agree with Aaron, A diesel engine requires three things to operate, fuel, air, and relative motion. When it went on it's side it probably allowed crankcase oil to get to the combustion chambers. That oil became the fuel. The only thing that would have killed it would have been to stop the air flow. If your tractor is insured the engine may be considered accident related damage. Count your blessings you were not hurt and think of all the posting fun you will have telling us about the repair saga.

    Ps, I was going to be a wiseguy and say a Kioti would not have rolled, but I'll wait until you cool off.
    Don't forget compression.

    What a crappy situation to be in. Far less crappy than being under the tractor listening to the motor run out though. Thank god you are OK and the tractor is the one who broke.

    Agree with Island, don't understand why they've done away with compression release valves, they are handy for a bunch of reasons, like spinning the motor to get oil pressure in the winter.

    I'm sorry for the loss of the tractor motor, happy for no loss to your family.

    Joel
    Joel
    2004 Kioti LK3054XS TLB
    Woods Box Blade
    King Cutter Tiller
    Three Point Snow Blower
    York rake
    60 inch king kutter tiller
    1994 Ford F600 Dump Truck "Kioti Hauler"

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.