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Can anyone settle a brotherly argument?

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01-22-2000 19:46:28

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My brother and I are having a disagreement about the horsepower between two tractors- a WD45(with flatop pistons) and a D-17 Series IV with the six cylinder engine(never seen one with a six cylinder but I've heard they're around). Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Brian Ahart

01-23-2000 13:39:08

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 Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to Theo, 01-22-2000 19:46:28  

David is correct. I restored a D17 Series III several years ago with a 262 ci gas engine, which came out a CII Gleaner. I have seen this done several times when the original diesel engine failed. The 262 gas will bolt right in for the most part. As far as horsepower ratings:

WD45 (226/4cyl gas, 230/6cyl diesel) - 43 hp
D17 (226/4cyl gas, 262/6cyl diesel) - 52 hp
D19 (262/6cyl gas) - 71 hp
D19 (262/6cyl turbo diesel) - 67 hp

The 262 gas is a nice conversion in the D17 diesel. The six really sounds nice when the governors open up - just make sure you have a fuel tanker nearby!

Good luck,

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01-22-2000 22:51:03

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 Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to Theo, 01-22-2000 19:46:28  
Not sure of the HP's, but as far as i know, the only six D17 was a diesel.

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01-22-2000 20:00:14

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 Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to Theo, 01-22-2000 19:46:28  
The WD-45 is in BIG trouble.
And, why does the 45 only have flat tops? Power craters were standard drom the factory.

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01-23-2000 11:13:49

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 Re: Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to Aaron, 01-22-2000 20:00:14  
The WD-45 has a 226 cube engine from the factory and the only factory six cylinder D-17 would be the 230 cube Diesel

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David H NC

01-23-2000 11:36:09

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 Re: Re: Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to Bud, 01-23-2000 11:13:49  
The gas 226 engine was used in the 45&D-17,but the 230 Diesel was used in the WD-45 tractors only. the Diesel in the D-17 was simular LANOVA design engine, but was 262 CUBIC INCHES. The same engine was used in the D-19 with a TURBO or the same engine 262 ci as a gas version. If by chance [and I have seen it done] you see someone with a 6 cylinder gas D-17 it probobly has a D-19 or eqivalent power unit engine in it. Either way that WD-45 is gonna be skarred unless both have the 226 gas 4-cyl. Whitch will be almost identical.Any more questions, call me hutchinsdoda@aol.com

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01-30-2000 01:50:28

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Can anyone settle a brotherly argument? in reply to David H NC, 01-23-2000 11:36:09  
The WD45 had a 226 gas 4 cyl and a 230 diesel 6 cyl. The D-17 used an upgraded 226 gas and a 262 6 cyl diesel. The ony way a D-17 would have a 6 cyl gas is if somebody replaced a diesel gone bad or if the tractor was removed from a model 622 cotton picker. The 622 cotton picker used a D-17 tractor with D-19 power. The cotton pickers from the first ones built in '48, through 1966 were built on tractors. The cotton picking equipment was removable so the tractor was available to plant and cultivate before it was time to pick. Brian

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