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07-18-2021 11:48:13

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I'm thinking about an oliver 1650 gas. Has a new clutch and a new cylinder head and has a bucket. My concern is fuel use. Mostly I run a small square baler and a smallish round baler-- make the equivalent of about 8000 squares a year....Will I regret trying to run this tractor as I pay for fuel? Is switching it to propane a viable option?

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07-19-2021 10:56:13

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 Re: oliver 1650 gas in reply to Harryaroo, 07-18-2021 11:48:13  
What are you using to run the balers now?

In general gas tractors will burn around 1/3 more fuel than a diesel at full load and up to 1/2 more at light loads. Keep in mind that diesel fuel also costs 20 percent more than gasoline right now. Check the Nebraska tractor tests to compare models. If you plan to put 500 hours per year on the 1650, a diesel should have enough fuel savings to offset the higher purchase price. If you plan to put less than 100 hours per year on the 1650, the fuel cost saving from a diesel are not substantial.

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07-18-2021 17:38:41

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 Re: oliver 1650 gas in reply to Harryaroo, 07-18-2021 11:48:13  
Looks like you are already worried about the gas consumption,most likely you won't like it.It'll definitely burn more fuel than a diesel.I have a gas 1600 utility it burns its share of gas but I mostly use it to feed hay bales in the Winter.The ease of getting on and off the utility and easy starting in the cold more than make up for the extra fuel for me. If you could find a David Brown 990 it'd probably do what you want and they are very easy on fuel and they usually sell pretty cheap.With fuel prices up and rising a fuel efficient tractor will pay for its self pretty quick.

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07-18-2021 16:44:03

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 Re: oliver 1650 gas in reply to Harryaroo, 07-18-2021 11:48:13  
My Dad would never buy a diesel for our small farming operation, the tractors cost more to buy, cost more to maintain and if you need pump or injector work it can cost thousands of dollars. He would say, 'I can put points and plugs in a tractor for $20 and get it running, I can't work on a pump or injectors'.

That may not be the right answer for you, but when you look at the Nebraska test results for fuel consumption at full load it was 12 gallons per hour for the gas and 10 gallons per hour for the diesel. Maybe not as big of a difference as some people think.


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07-18-2021 14:23:05

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 Re: oliver 1650 gas in reply to Harryaroo, 07-18-2021 11:48:13  
Not so simple as it sounds. First factor in the cost of making the switch. From that subtract what you may save in fuel costs. Also you cannot refuel with a five gallon can. You may have to install a home fueling station AND the first thing you need to do is get all the numbers from the tractor and head, go to an AGCO dealer to find out how many different heads were used. I think you will find that the gas and LP heads or at least the exhaust valves are different. When I worked for the dealer long ago we had to rebuild an LP engine and there are differences. If your tractor has a new head and is in good running condition leave it be. It will be hard to feed but that may be the least expensive. We use our diesel whenever possible.

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