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Mighty MO Repowered With IH Engine
After having trouble with the Moline 585 diesel engine in his A4T 1600 4-WD Minneapolis Moline tractor, Minnesota farmer Kevin Cohrs decided to make an engine swap.
"I took out the old engine and sold off the good parts. I then stripped the tractor down to the frame and attempted to mount an IH DT466 engine on it. The engine fit surprisingly well since the dimensions are smaller than the original Moline engine," says Cohrs.
"The IH DT466 engine is widely used in trucks and tractors so parts are readily available at fair prices. The engine I used came out of a truck. The only part I had to change on the engine was the oil pan, which had the sump on the wrong end so it hit the tractor's front axle. I used a pan off an IH 4366 tractor, which fit perfectly.
"To finish the job, I positioned the exhaust and air cleaner on the side of the cab and built a new hood.
"The engine is set at 210 hp., which seems about right for the tractor even though it's about 40 hp more than the Moline engine. The tractor seems to handle the extra power comfortably.
"I have 300 hrs. on the conversion with no trouble at all. The only change I'd like to make is to intercool the engine to keep the cylinder and exhaust temperature down in order to prolong engine life. I now use a pyrometer to monitor exhaust heat. I'm pleased with this engine because it's a good cold starter, gets good fuel economy and has good torque at low rpm's."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kevin Cohrs, 6468 90th St., Glencoe, Minn. 55336 (ph 320 864-5780).

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