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Fuel useage 730 gas

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shawnspeed3

06-05-2006 09:18:24




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Anybody have an idea what the fuel consumption of a 730ck with the A251 gas motor might be? I am trying to figure out what my fuel cost will be to do some custom work for a customer,and all the sites that are listing the HP, don't say how many gallons per hour, or gallons per HP the tractor uses....any help would be appreciated....Shawn




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Walt Davies

06-05-2006 12:30:15




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 Re: Fuel useage 730 gas in reply to shawnspeed3, 06-05-2006 09:18:24  
When working for others I charge $65 per hr. for my Case LA it uses abput 4 to 5 GPH. You need to charge enough to cover any cost of repairs and oil and labor for yourself. I don't want to get rich just don't want to loose money working for others.
So far I have spent all my earnings on repairing things and aquiring new stuff. Walt



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george md

06-05-2006 10:40:49




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 Re: Fuel useage 730 gas in reply to shawnspeed3, 06-05-2006 09:18:24  

Shawn,

The book that I have is for the 730 hi - profile which is one model older than the CK. It says for gasoline 3.354 galons per hour .

george



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Glenn F.

06-05-2006 13:38:36




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 Re: Fuel useage 730 gas in reply to george md, 06-05-2006 10:40:49  
I bet a hard pull would consume more than that. Glenn



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george d

06-05-2006 22:01:52




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 Re: Fuel useage 730 gas in reply to Glenn F., 06-05-2006 13:38:36  
Glenn, I think you are probably right , my 730 diesel was rated about 2.5 gal/hr. Back in the 60's when I was renting farm ground I had duals on it and in these hills and heavy soil, I was pulling a 10 ft disc , ten ft cultipacker , and a 12 ft
spring tooth and itwould use 3 plus / hr the first time over plowed ground. george



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