1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
White 4WD Repowered with IH Diesel"So far we've been well-pleased with it," says Don Welch, who removed the 180 hp Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine in his 1977 White 4-180 tractor and replaced it with a 210 hp 6-cyl. International DT 466 turbocharged diesel engine.
Welch bought the engine from a wholesaler for $5,200.
"White factory-equipped the 4-180 tractor with Caterpillar engines, but as far as I'm concerned the engines are worthless," says Duke, who installed the new engine two years ago. "I had two engines blow up within 500 hours of each other. The new 466
Cu. in. International engine is 20% more fuel efficient and is much quieter. The engine was difficult to install. Norman's Welding Service, Helena, Okla., did the work for $5,200. They lengthened the frame 10 in. to make room for the engine, used the flywheel and starter ring gear off the Caterpillar engine, and reworked the exhaust system. They used the original transmission and clutch."
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