807Re: Rescue Minor Kubota Diesel Source
- Sep 14, 2005Hey Robb,
Sure am glad to know you're OK.
I kinda figured it was one of those corporate territory BS things.
But I'll definitely scratch around for a surplus or used one. Maybe
even just get a tractor to keep the engine and sell the parts.
Another possibility is a water-cooled Kohler gas engine, but so far
they seem to be as expensive as the diesel. But the weight is awesome
at only 114 lbs.
We'll see what I dig up, and thanks for the insight.
Oh, I'm not sure if you saw the previous post, but I couldn't figure
out what you used for an air purge valve. Does that need a valve to
fill and another to purge, or do they make a valve that does both at
the same time? I suppose it's the same as what they use on air
shocks? Pardon my pneumatic ignorance!
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "oldbingey" <bingey@r...> wrote:
> Yeah, we are alright down here. Actually Dennis was much worse
> Katrina in this section but we are still waiting our turn.
> That engine was the D722E (called D722N then). Kubota is funny.
> have regional distributors who won't do business outside their
> territory. Another man was inquiring into one and asked me to
> my distributor in NC and my price was higher than his in Fla. I
> can't remember what it was but this was about three years ago and
> maybe some $2,200 for the cheapest one. He finally searched around
> the internet and found some for less than $1500 so he bought two.
> was some surplus thing but the engines were identical to mine.
> I think you just have to scratch around. The main thing is that a
> basic engine is much cheaper than a marinized one.
> Good luck,
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "robrohdeszudy"
> <robrohdeszudy@y...> wrote:
> > Hey Robb,
> > I hope all is well in your neck of the woods after all this
> > business. Let me know if I can help.
> > Can you tell me where you got a Kubota engine for the price you
> > I can't find anything under $3500! I'm assuming it was the D722E?
> > Thanks yet again,
> > Rob in not-so-windy Wisconsin
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