Diesel engine for conveyor is worth the $ 1645 conveyall - The Combine Forum

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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel engine for conveyor is worth the $ 1645 conveyall

I was just wondering if it is worth spending the extra money for a diesel engine for a convey-all 1645 load out conveyor. Cost difference I think is about $5000.

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We have a Brandt conveyor similar to that with a gas engine (probably Kohler) and it will start and run very well even when it's -40 out. With a diesel I wonder if you wouldn't have to plug it in when it's very cold. Seems to me that gas will start more easily, and it seems to handle the conveyor quite nicely.

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We have a 10-20-90 Reliabelt with a 40 hp Isuzu diesel and i would say its necessary for that size conveyor. We also have a 10-20-45 Reliabelt with a 35 hp Kohler and it runs the smaller conveyor just fine so i would say you don't need the diesel. That's just my 2 cents.
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The Kohler motor that Conveyall puts on their conveyor isn't great, I've used one a lot. The mechanical fuel pump doesn't pump fuel when it gets cold, you have to add an external primer to get it going, but you'll still burn out the starter every couple years from cranking. I would love to have a diesel engine that you could plug in and it would start flawlessly every morning. Its my favourite part of my PTO auger.

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My Kubota diesel started great all day, out in the wind and everything. Give it glow plugs for 10 seconds and away it goes. It has a block heater though. Kohler gas struggled and I put it in shed between uses. Answer is very clear for me but I think the prices they charge for this stuff is ridiculous. What kind of engine are they putting on there, is it quality? Maybe you can buy a unit with no motor and add your own. Lots of slightly used and maybe even new diesels available for the difference cost.
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The convey-all comes with a isuzu diesel 39hp. Conveyall is all hydraulic no belts. Cost going to diesel from from a kohler gas is about $5000.
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The hydraulic drive is a more of a con IMO, drives really hard when it's cold, very inefficient use of power. Very hard starting because you can't disengage the hyd pump. I'd take belts and an electric clutch any day.
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I'm with Jason, the hydraulic drive wouldn't be my preference. I have a 1545 Batco and it has been good for me. It has a EFI Kohler which has been OK as well.

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How do the small engines meet Tier IV emissions bullshit? Anyone price out a CAT C1.1 lately?
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I'm pretty sure they only have to meet Tier 3. And for small engines that likely can be met without much besides a bit of EGR.

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