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Re: MF 165 Deisel or Gas

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Longmeadow farm

11-03-2012 13:44:51

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The Massey 165 diesel is powered by a 203.5 cu in Perkins the 4 cylinder version of the 3 cylinder 152.7 cu in version. I have never owned a 203.5 engine but I have owned a 152.7, which literally sips fuel. I began using one in 1975, replacing a 45 hP gas job. In two days of haying I would burn 30 -35 gallons of gas. The 152.7 3 cylinder diesel burned 10 - 12 gals. I started out as a weekend farmer, but when I retired 8 years ago I added acreage and now farm full time.The only gas jobs I have are antiques that sit in the shed. After a day on an old gas job you will smell like unburned hydrocarbons... and think what your lungs have absorbed. The Perkins diesel is a rather efficient little devil and you wouldn't be breathing in a lot of crap.

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