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    Default Highest hours

    I've always been curious to what kind of hours you can get out of 100+Hp Diesel engine.

    My 60 hp Perkins/caterpillar has almost 300 on it now, is a realistic number for just the engine itself(not the surrounding parts that will probably give me trouble) around 5500 hours until serious oil consumption starts taking place? I know there are tons of variables, but what's your record number of hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AroniaFarmer View Post
    I've always been curious to what kind of hours you can get out of 100+Hp Diesel engine.

    My 60 hp Perkins/caterpillar has almost 300 on it now, is a realistic number for just the engine itself(not the surrounding parts that will probably give me trouble) around 5500 hours until serious oil consumption starts taking place? I know there are tons of variables, but what's your record number of hours?
    This will vary all over the place. I have a 105 HP Deere at over 9000 hours, no issues other than very slight blow by. It is going strong, no rebuilds, serviced regularly. You will get responses with many more hours than that.

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    Default Re: Highest hours

    We have a 60Hp Isuzu at 9600. Oil pump is getting a bit weak but thats it. Most of the I 6 Deeres were in the 8000 range when needed rebuilt. CJ
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    Default Re: Highest hours

    I've seen some diesel engines go over 15,000 hrs with no problems. Good maintenance program helps a lot. I've got a '91 model JD 4255 that I bought used in Feb.'93 that has 10,800 hrs on it with no overhaul.

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    Default Re: Highest hours

    Hello aronia farmer MF 135,(45 hp) from memory 11000 hours, MF 178 (75 hp) 7800 hours on a clock that hadn't worked for 10 years, MF 6190 (120 hp) 9100 hours 1 contractor owner, JD 6910 (140 hp)12800 hours, 3 contractor owners.
    Generally if you change oil,coolant, and filters by the book you will have many years of reliable service from your tractor.

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    Default Re: Highest hours

    i used to work on several light towers/light plants (3 cyl small kubota diesels) in the 12k hr range.....all ran great

    i also used to work on a cat 988b loader; 104k hours, 2 rebuilds
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    The Hyster 210 I was running at work with an inline 6 perkins had 10,1XX hours on it but currently is broke down.
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    Default Re: Highest hours

    One of the guys here from down under had said he had a couple up at about 30,000. Hope he chimes in.

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    both my JD's 4020 and its sister tractor 4000 (striped down 4020) both have over 10.000 hr on them.

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    I have a Ford 3000 that has over 27 000 h on it. Realy needs a engine rebuild.

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