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Re: UTU diesel / UDU

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maj-mm

07-24-2012 08:21:07
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also my UTS-D did NOT have Power Steering. it had the cast housing, but was NOT machined for components. I've seed several others w/o PS too, have actually only seen 2 or 3 that did have power steering. They are one of my all time favorite MM tractors, they just look nice, & are that last of an era.




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molinegb

07-24-2012 08:28:06
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 Re: UTU diesel / UDU in reply to maj-mm, 07-24-2012 08:21:07  
I have seen or know of 12 U specials and know of only 1 with PS. Have seen about 25 U diesels and all have the rotary pump. I recently made a list of components required to convert to inline from rotary. 17 parts are required. Same components are used on 5 Star. So basically a inline pump could be added to M5,M602, or M670 with 336 motor.



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Dieselbear

07-24-2012 10:15:07
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 Re: UTU diesel / UDU in reply to molinegb, 07-24-2012 08:28:06  
But what about the Narrow front U tractor with Diesel engines. They had to have made more than 30. It's got to be something different about these 30 UDU tractors listed in the books



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molinegb

08-02-2012 06:59:24
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 Re: UTU diesel / UDU in reply to Dieselbear, 07-24-2012 10:15:07  
Talked to several MM people. All we could come up was possibly UDU's were built for special order. Maybe Del Monte or similar. It wouldn't be hard to make up a UDU.



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SWMolines

07-24-2012 11:49:54
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 Re: UTU diesel / UDU in reply to Dieselbear, 07-24-2012 10:15:07  
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The story as I've heard it, the 283 diesel motor was built for the new UB tractors but the engines were ready ahead of the rest of the UB components. So, MM choose to introduce the new diesel engine with a limited production run of UTUs with the engine and called them UDUs. 30 were built which was enough for MM to learn that the 283 gas engine crank was not strong enough for the diesel version. Many (possibly all) UDUs were retro fitted with the heavier crank that came out in the later 283 diesels for the UBUs.

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