|Bob (Aust) said: (quoted from post at 11:55:54 01/10/13) Brad. I've been looking for a good Ferguson Epicyclic gearbox for twenty years and can't find one. It appears they were more common in the southern States (of Australia) where Fergys were more frequently with a rotary hoe.|
Why is fuel flow so critical? I'd sooner burn a bit more motion lotion rather than stress the engine and risk over heating. That is why you have four gears.........
Bob in Oz
I rebuilt my engine in July 2011 and am surprised as to how good the engine is but it was thirsty until I followed John(UK)'s carburettor settings advise.
One thing I did not change was the radiator which is a Coventry Radiator which must be the original radiator but it still looks brand new and it never over heats (Touch wood).
I find it hard to believe that this could be the original radiator, I know that they were the very best quality in their time. If it had been replaced it may be a NOS item as I doubt that the eg Ebay Radiators available would be the same quality as the originals.
In relation to the fuel use, perhaps I am just mean and trying to stretch my dollars a little further as I am getting older.
I do like getting something for nothing but it rarely happens.
Reality is that I find mowing/slashing/Brush hogging boring and try to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Having said the above I don't take chances and risk my life or the life of others around me when on the tractor.
Regards Brad This post was edited by Brad V at 15:04:21 01/10/13.