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Deere Engine Expert Supplies Replacements And More
After more than 35 years of working on Deere engines, Gary Hoefling practically knows his way around every green power plant with his eyes closed.
  “I started working for Deere in 1980 and worked almost exclusively on 4-WD tractors doing major engine repairs,” says Hoefling. He used that expertise to start The Motor Works in 1993, specializing in complete drop-in engine replacement and repowering. Today he’s the country’s largest supplier of new-in-crate or completely rebuilt engines ranging from 4.5-liter, 4-cyl. models up to 13.5-liter, 6 -cyl. models.
  “My goal for more than 20 years has always been 100 percent customer satisfaction,” says Hoefling with pride. “We have a one-year limited money back guarantee for everything we sell, but over the years we’ve rarely had an unhappy customer.”
  Hoefling has kept pace with technology, tools and techniques over the years. “Nowadays we use computers to find problems, but the problems aren’t all that different from what we had to find by trouble shooting years ago,” Hoefling says. “Computers tell us very specific information, but doing the repairs is the same as it was years ago.”
  Hoefling will overhaul or repair any Deere engine from a 404 gas or diesel in a 10, 20 or 30 series tractor to today’s diesels in high horsepower tractors and combines. His business also custom builds engines and does transmission and drive -line repair on tractors, combines, choppers and other self-propelled equipment. A recent addition to his services is Green Acre Salvage, which has many used parts for combines, tractors, forage harvesters and construction equipment. “We’ll buy a complete piece of machinery or salvaged parts from engines, carburetors, transmissions, you name it,” says Hoefling. He also helps farmers by answering questions on component replacement and repowering that they want to do themselves.
  Part of his work is supplying upgrade kits such as engine oil pumps, new sleeves and pistons, fuel system updates, high-pressure low-smoke injection nozzles, new-style head bolts and inter-cooler kits.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Hoefling, The Motor Works, 1601 35th Ave. W., Spencer, Iowa 51301 (ph 712 260-9834; www.themotorworks.net).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6