They came in some of the case backhoes. I believe the 530 could be had with the 3 cyl B series engine.I read somewhere about those, just haven't ever seen one. what did they use them in? that might be good for a small toyota 2wd truck or something.
I dunno about that - - most say: "Originally made for use in mobile equipment." To me that says they have speed governors on them, not load governors.These are industrial engines, and would be impractical for use in an automotive application. ... never came with an automotive style governor.
So if a diesel engines are only more material with the basic same technologies as gas,ie- combustion chamber, valves, cam, crank, block and head then what exactly is the justification for such a large jump in price??What do you expect to pay for a NEW diesel engine???
I believe the metallurgy in diesel engines is superior to gas engines, and there are also a lot of other details (nearly all diesels have nitrided crankshafts, nearly no gas engines do) help to add up the cost.what exactly is the justification for such a large jump in price??
I like that ideaThat is a good link. I've been looking into a small diesel engine for a generator to power an electric vehicle. Same principle as trains. For new engines, that is about par. I found a source of 4bt "crate" engines in Canada (bad part) for $7500 Canadian. What I mean by "crate" is a complete engine so all I have to do is put it in, hook the lines, and start it.