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Re: 5.9 vs herc. engines

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01-21-2013 18:52:08

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When the 100 series Whites came out, alot of guys complained about how doggy they were . Turn on the end , drop the chisel and hit the throttle and----- nothing. No smoke , no torque, unhappy customer. We were directed at the time to adjust the aneroid on the pump and that resulted in much better response. In those days, if you wanted fuel economy, you wanted the new Whites with the Cummins. If you wanted power and torque and didn't mind burning fuel, the herc was hard to beat. I remember the ads that came out at the time of the 2-155's said that they had the highest torque rise of any tractor in their power class.

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01-22-2013 17:42:34

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 Re: 5.9 vs herc. engines in reply to kkiowa, 01-21-2013 18:52:08  

Yes, I can remember the ad also quoting the engineer from Nebraska talking about the 2-155 test about how the drawbar hp went up as the rpm decreased from lugging. I just added a little more info about fuel efficiency vs hp looking at the 2-155, 2-150 and 140. The 140 is quite fuel efficient at varying loads. The 2-155 is about the same as the 2-150, but the torque rise is not even comparable for either one to the 2-155.

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