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Old 02-28-2016, 01:32 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
I know there are a few newer JDs around; Ted and Mark spring to mind. But are there any older ones on here?

Saw a really nice setup; twin 1980 4 cylinder, turboed, John Deere Luggers. Purported to be 80 horse turboed to 100. They have been very well cared for and even with 7000 hours and rebuilt twin discs (3 years ago), I'm thinking they have a lot of life left.

Can't find much on them.
It's just a guess, but I'd bet they are Deere 4045 base engines (4.5 litre). NL uses them to this day in their larger gensets, and I've got one as a wing engine. 80hp, naturally aspired, mechanical injection. But mine is a newer Deere marinization, not lugger. The 4045 and 6068 are the same other than the addition/subtraction of 2 cylinders. Both very widely used.
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