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Ford 172 industrial engines for skidder
« on: June 21, 2016, 06:12:35 PM »
I'm looking to repower a 1967 C4 Treefarmer.The original is a 172 diesel.I see a lot of used 172's both gas and diesel for sale in different place.Will any of the industrial line work for this skidder or is there a specific model for C4 applications.
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Re: Ford 172 industrial engines for skidder
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 08:27:41 PM »
Actually there is a difference in those Ford 172's. A true 172 skidder engine is a parent bore, which means there are no liners in the engine. Would any 172 work? I'm pretty sure they would but if I had the machine I would re-power it with something better than a 172 Ford. One thing with a C4 is it can take a wide range of engines such as a Perkin's 4.236, Detroit Diesel 353, Deutz four cylinder, and the list goes on.

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Re: Ford 172 industrial engines for skidder
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 05:11:31 AM »
bushmechanic,
Thanks for the input.If I was to use a Perkins diesel,how does it hook up to the existing drive train?
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Re: Ford 172 industrial engines for skidder
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 07:04:56 AM »
I have a C-4 and it has an English Ford diesel. A 254 cu in Dorset diesel. Around 80hp I believe. Works good and has power.


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