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Diesel vs Gas operated 4020's?

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10-27-2001 07:17:26

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does horsepower vary from gas and diesel 4020's
I have always been told how good the 4020's are and I am looking to buy one. Just wandering if I should look for diesel or gas operated.
I appreciate any advice you can offer and what I should look for. If so by how much differance between the two.
Thank you,

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wayne woodrum

10-27-2001 17:53:45

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 Re: Diesel vs Gas operated 4020's? in reply to Ron, 10-27-2001 07:17:26  
i agree with alen save some $$$ get a case my dad had 830 diesel he chopped corn from 1974 to 1984 for every body he could get to he junked 3 brand new JD # 34 choppers and 5 or 6 corn heads with that old case 830 with turbo fule pump turned up 20% extra deap oil pan with oil cooler heads milled some times 24hrs a day in corn season i think he gave 1200.oo dollors for it back then it also finished off a case 426 2row corn picker after chopping dad picked corn i think all the corn he chopped and picked would fill up a oil tanker that old 830 had 12in blaze coming out that straight pipe cherry red for ten years the JD dealer tryed to sell dad a tractor every season when he went in to stock up on part chains and whatever we had all JD corn chopping equipment but only case tractors 430 my grandfathers for the blower 530 to pull JD 214 wagons

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Alan Farley

10-27-2001 16:21:32

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 Re: Diesel vs Gas operated 4020's? in reply to Ron, 10-27-2001 07:17:26  
This is the Case board. Horsepower does vary, diesel are lower horsepower. JD guys can answer this question about horsepower better than I but somewhere around 94 horse for the gas I think. Anyway, what are you going to be using this tractor for? If you are going to be doing heavy tillage such as plowing with it, get a diesel. If you want a tractor to use during the winter grinding feed, plowing snow exc, get a gasser, they start much easier. Diesels are much more economical to operate but gas tractors have their place. Actual consumption is probaly 4 gallons an hour for a diesel and around 7 gallons an hour for a gas. A 4020 gas, is a gas hog but if you don't use it for heavy tasks constantly, than it is ok. Gassers sell for at least $1,000 less, but are harder to sell if you ever do. A even better way to save some money is to look at a 930 or 1030 Case, a little less and a little more horse than a 4020. If you ask me they are just as good as a 4020 and can be bought for $$$$ less.

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Greg H

10-29-2001 10:06:40

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 Re: Re: Diesel vs Gas operated 4020's? in reply to Alan Farley, 10-27-2001 16:21:32  
You're right the deere is over priced conpaired with Case or even {gulp} oliver, but they aren't too bad of tractors. I have a 66 4020', and I don't do tillage work with it, it's just a chore tractor, but no way does it use 7 gallons an hour. Baling Hay it will use 4 to 41/2 gallons of gas, but the rest of the time is uses less. Mine has a Zeineth carb on it and I'm told that those models with Marvel Swebler carbs use way more gas. It's not till you get into tillage, especially if you think you gotta pull 5 bottom all the time, that the gassers will eat you out of house and home. If you do that type of work plan on going to the house for gas every 3 to 3.5 hours. But for chore work gassers are just fine. A good Diesel 930 can be gotten for the same money as a mediocre gas 4020, and use less feul. The only reason I got a Deere, is because it was the best tractor I found in my price range, when I was looking to buy one. Later Greg H.

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