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#1 Farmall C

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

I remember reading years ago about a guy who made a business installing the 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel engines in older IH tractors such as the 806, 826, 856, etc... I think he painted part of the tractor black to go with the Cummins engine. Does anyone know who this guy is? Or ever had this done to your tractor? I have a 706 here with a wore-out D282, and they are getting harder (and more expensive) to rebuild. I think this might be a good option. Any info would be appreciated!

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:44 AM

I recall seeing that guy in Farm Show.............Anything is definitely a step up from a D282.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:03 PM

There was a guy in Farm Show magazine who sold a kit to do it. I know a guy who looked into it for a 706 gas about 10 years ago and I think it would have cost him around $6,000 using a reman engine from Cummins.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:37 PM

farmall c

send that 706 to us we have a good german diesel to put in it. :D



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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:40 PM

There was a guy in Farm Show magazine who sold a kit to do it. I know a guy who looked into it for a 706 gas about 10 years ago and I think it would have cost him around $6,000 using a reman engine from Cummins.


IMO that isn't bad considering rebuilding costs if you do it right.................Not to mention with the 5.9 you have the power as well as the fuel economy.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:55 PM


There was a guy in Farm Show magazine who sold a kit to do it. I know a guy who looked into it for a 706 gas about 10 years ago and I think it would have cost him around $6,000 using a reman engine from Cummins.


IMO that isn't bad considering rebuilding costs if you do it right.................Not to mention with the 5.9 you have the power as well as the fuel economy.


I didn't think it was too bad of a price either. The other really nice thing about the 5.9L is cold weather starting, last winter I started our 5140 one night when it was 10 to pull a car out of the ditch and it started just as soon as I hit the key. This summer we did all our baling with the 5140 (it's real easy to get spoiled with a powershift on the baler) and when baling straw one day I drove 6 miles to the field, baled 1,200 bales and drove back home on less than a 1/4 of a 45 gallon tank. That straw was really heavy, alot of the time the baler was tying a bale every 8 strokes (100 stroke per minute baler) in first gear so there was a fair load on the tractor. I don't have a good comparison of how much fuel our 826 uses but we were running about 1.5 gph with the 5140 when baling.

Also a rebuilt 5.9L would outlast about four gas engines so in the long run it would be alot cheaper on a tractor that gets used very much. The Cummin's would be running pretty high rpm's to match the IH engine.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:11 PM

I think JON kINZENBAW (owner) of Kinze manufacturing is doing the the Cummings engine in an International Tractor. I know he is doing it in the John Deere 2 and 4 wheel drive tractors
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:31 PM

Link Imp. in Ridgeland WI. is who you are thinking of, they are a Case IH dealer so you can look up there # 's there. I called them about a kit 5 years ago and they never got back to me. Think they stil have the plans to do the work but have not seen them advertise their repowers for years.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:39 PM

I spoke with them about three months ago and they had some kits in stock at that time for the 66 series. I would think they would have what you need. If I remember right the kit we priced was less than $1500 but you had to supply your own engine. I do know that a 706,756 has a clearance problem if you are running a turbo above the 5.9! We bought for a hydro 100, don't know if customer installed it yet or not.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:52 PM

There is a Agco dealer here that used to sell Ollivers and then White. He has been buying wrecked Dodge Pickups and pulling the Cummins out and installing them into 1850's 2150's etc. and the results are fantastic. The Hurculies 478 ci engine they take out is expensive to overhaul if you can get parts at all. The farmers I have talked to claim more HP and torque and much better fuel usage.

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