1992 - Volume #16, Issue #3, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Firm Repowers Tractors, Combines"We repower tractors ranging from 60 to 250 hp," says Everitt Hunley of Hunley Sales & Service, a Cummins and Agco Allis farm equipment dealer that's doing big business repowering Deere, Allis-Chalmers, White, and Oliver tractors, as well a N series Cleaner combines with Cummins engines. The company will also repower Allis-Chalmers tractors with Deutz-Allis engines.
So far they've got kits for Deere 30, 40, and 50 series tractors, Allis-Chalmers 7000 and 8000 and 4-W305 series tractors, White 2-135, 2-155, and 4-210 series tractors, and Cleaner N5 and N6 rotary combines. Kits can be shipped direct to individuals for do
it-yourself installation or the company can do the job at its facility in Austin, Ind.
"We install Cummins engines with about the same horsepower as the original engines, but they have more torque and improved fuel efficiency," says Hunley. "For example, Allis-Chalmers 7080 and 7580 tractors use 10 to 13 gal. per hour with their original engines, but only 5 to 6 gal. per hour when equipped with Cummins C series engines. Deere tractors use 10 to 12 gal. per hour, but only 5 to 6 gal. per hour after repowering. The N series Cleaner combines originally used 12 to 13 gal. per hour, but only 61/2 gal. per hour after repowering.
"We can do most repower jobs in one day. We have six models of "B" and "C" series Cummins engines, 4 or 6 cylinder, thatcanbenaturallyaspirated,turbocharged, or turbocharged and aftercooled. The conversion requires little frame modification and no hood modification. Side-mounted exhaust is optional on Allis-Chalmers tractors and standard on Deere tractors.
"We started out four years ago by repowering Allis-Chalmers 4-WD tractors with Deutz engines, but now that Deutz engines are priced higher we don't do as many. On Cummins engines we offer a standard 2year warranty and an extended warranty that's good for up to 5 years or 6,000 hours. Repowenng cost ranges from $11,500 to $13,500 depending on engine and tractor model. That's competitive with new replacement engines from the manufacturer, but you gain the advantages of improved fuel effiency and more pulling power." Hunley has also developed kits for repowering 2-ton truck sand pickups. A pickup conversion costs $10,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Everitt Hunley, Hunley Sales & Service, Inc., Rt. 2, Booe Rd., Austin, Ind. 47102 (ph 812 794-3060).
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