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Propane for a 630???????

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630crazy

12-15-2007 09:25:37




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I would like to be able to convert my 630(gas) to propane for a stationary power unit to run a PTO generator. I would also like to be able to convert it back to have tractor function again. Has anyone ever seen or heard of a reletivly simple way to do this?

I ran a 10 hp generator for 3 days this past week and ran through 70 bucks worth of gas. I can only imagine what the 630 would burn in that time. I am one of the fortunate ones to get power back so quickly, their are still 15 to 20 thousand with out power around the area and it looks like they won't be back anytime soon. Maybe it's not worth the time and money to convert, but I thought I would run it past you guys.

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630crazy

12-17-2007 07:57:12




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 Re: Propane for a 630??????? in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
Thank you Gents for all your comments. After putting a pencil to it, it will cost far more to get it up and running, than any gain I could possibly get back. If propane was .90 cents a gallon I would probably go for it. Gas is $2.86 and propane is $2.55, .31 cents a gallon differential will never(ever) cover the input cost.



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mEl

12-16-2007 03:27:20




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 Re: Propane for a 630??????? in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
Several years ago the local community college had us install propane on a Case skid steer, it was a dual fuel setup with a solenoid to shut off the gas flow and the propane was injected by a sleeve type device in the air cleaner hose right behind the carb air inlet. The parts are out there and there are people reading this that are much more knowledgable than me, propane was not popular in our area. I remember adding the vaporize/ regulator and getting coolant to it.

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mEl

12-16-2007 03:27:20




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 Re: Propane for a 630??????? in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
Several years ago the local community college had us install propane on a Case skid steer, it was a dual fuel setup with a solenoid to shut off the gas flow and the propane was injected by a sleeve type device in the air cleaner hose right behind the carb air inlet. The parts are out there and there are people reading this that are much more knowledgable than me, propane was not popular in our area. I remember adding the vaporize/ regulator and getting coolant to it.

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Roger (Mi)

12-15-2007 19:18:52




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  Propane is NOT a good idea.. in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
Have you noticed that few tractors use propane for power? The reason is cost! While it burns cleaner than other fuels, it's NOT efficient. The most efficient is diesel. If your 630 was diesel, fuel consumption would be about one gallon an hour under a moderate load.



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massey333

12-15-2007 11:19:19




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 Re: Propane for a 630??????? in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
No put downs meant.What for fuel supply(Size of tank),what size of Gen..A stationary unit on LP will burn 2.5 to 10 Gal.an hour,10KW to 40KW sizing to give you a fair idea of tank needs.At one time a lot of LP M-Ms(Us-Gs) were done that way hooked into 500 or 1000 Gal.tanks.Hope this helps a little and good luck with whatever you do. I would guess your 630 would burn 5-7GPH on LP.



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Bill-KCKs

12-15-2007 10:39:40




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 Re: Propane for a 630??????? in reply to 630crazy, 12-15-2007 09:25:37  
I may have some parts that could help. A liquid propane vaporizer and a regulator. Both came off of a 1935 Caterpillar Twenty-Two. I never ran it on propane, so I don"t know what kind of condition they"re in. I suspect they"re big enough to run a 630. The vaporizer needs lines to the hot coolant.

US Carburetion sells kits to convert gasoline generators to propane or natural gas. Propane will slightly decrease your horsepower. Natural gas will decrease it even more.

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