''small'' diesel for 20' scow

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by bean surchwell, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. bean surchwell
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    bean surchwell Junior Member

    looking for a small diesel to push a 20' heavy built scow 7 knots ???
    names of distributers ? preferances ? horsepower ???
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Decide on the weight of the scow fully loaded in LB.

    Divide by 2240 and you will have the weight in tons.

    Multiply tons by 5 and you will have the max HP the unit will need.

    For a 20 ft anything to go 7K may take 10 times as much power. 5K is way CHEAPER

    FF
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Dont know...But Kubota make very nice small diesels .
     
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