Vote: best brand of inboard propulsion engine...

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by B33RND, Aug 27, 2009.

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What do you consider as the best propulsion engine within 130-160 kW range? Vote!

  1. John Deere

    31 vote(s)
    39.2%
  2. Iveco

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Deutz

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Volvo Penta

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yanmar

    23 vote(s)
    29.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. B33RND
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    I mean with BEST, just what would be YOUR PERSONAL CHOICE, taken your personal considerations into account.

    I am anyway searching for a reliable and economical engine for medium heavy duties (complying to prevailing emission requirements), preferable one of the 5 listed engine's.

    Other specifications doesn't matter to much.

    Berend
     
  2. Raggi_Thor
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    Old type SABB :)
     
  3. RHP
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    Berend, you might get better feedback posting the same question on a fishing boat forum where the target audience work with their boats on a daily basis and their performance and costs are better monitored.
     
  4. Raggi_Thor
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    Good point! Our old Volvo Penta works about 40 hours per year..
     
  5. Raggi_Thor
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    I just checked some local builders of fishing boats, they deliver Yanmar, Cummins and Nogva (Deere) around 500HP..
     
  6. Raggi_Thor
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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    If you look at sites simmilar to
    www.skipsrevyen.no
    in your area you will see what machinery most new boats will have.

    Last weekend I was out fishing in an old boat with a brand new small Yanmar. I noticed it was very quiet and smooth compared to our old Volvo, but you need more statistics than that :)
     
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  8. brian eiland
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    no Steyr possibilities?

    How about these engines?

    http://www.steyr-motors.com/products/products.htm

    I am a great believer in the 6 cyl in-line configuration for all 4 cycle internal combustion engines. It is the most inherently balanced configuration requiring the least counterweighting in the crankshaft.


    ...and then their 'hybrid model'
     
  9. GAZZABO
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    GAZZABO Junior Member

    I heard a JP2 Lister ran 24/7 for 17yrs 4 months as gen in Africa. Dry sump, 2 oil tanks for oil changes and thermo-syphon cooling into a 2000l tank. Now thats what I call a motor!
     
  10. sabahcat
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    Cummins

    Dont know much about diesels, but I got 2 cummins for my build so they must be the best.
     
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  12. brian eiland
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    JP2 Lister Engine

    Starting up an old JP2 Lister:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5deIvEbA4A

    Note the size of that flywheel, and compression release 'device' used to be able to hand crank it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYf1f87mPN4
     
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  15. Fanie
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    We had a one cylinder lister water pump on the farm. If the thing back fired your arm was half off for a week.

    Good motors though. Frosty would have done better with lister than with yanmar :D

    Here's a motor with a bit of grunt.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1E_OBPpEVs

    Should keep any boat captain awake ;)
    I especially like the throttle response.
     
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