Cost to put 5.9 Cummins in a 2-155

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Cost to put 5.9 Cummins in a 2-155

Postby lyleholt@netins.net » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:17 pm

Looking at a 2-155 III with a bad engine (hopefully, that is all). Has anyone made this conversion and what would estimated cost be? Maybe I should just o/h the Herc? (Got a 145 and 195, love the engines and great machines!) Thanks.
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No reply needed now - bought a 2-155 with a goo Hercules

Postby lyleholt@netins.net » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:15 am

Bought a nice 2-155 Series III with a good Hercules motor (I hope).
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Postby Former admin Chris L » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:56 am

Those Series III tractors are really nice machines. The biggest drawback is that Hercules likes to drink the fuel when you are working it, but it is also a strong lugging motor. The only thing better would be a White 140 or 145 with the Cummins engine already in it.
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Postby lyleholt@netins.net » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:58 pm

I have a 2-135 that I'm going to sell, great tractors. So, I've a pretty good idea what the 2-155 will be like. I've got too many gray ladies in the shed right now!
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Postby Former admin Chris L » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:21 am

If you have a couple, then you might like what I did to my 2-155. I put an electric fuel pump on it, makes a big difference in HP when the fuel level is down to the bottom tank. The other thing I did was put a fuel cooler on it. That made a difference as well. Both me and the hired man thought it was a whole new tractor. It now has more power, and doesn't have the power fade off toward the end of the day as the fuel gets hot and has to be lifted from the lower tank.
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Postby edchainsaw » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:21 pm

back int the late 70's we put a few of those coolers on massey's and Dad's diesel pickup--- yes the dreaded 350 GM--- last we heard that truck was totalled in a rear end wreck with the third owner... it has 350,000 miles... and never was overhauled or had a tranny problem... it was a 1981


We used the "cooler" as a fuel heater in the winters ;) and from a Physics point of view YES they do work...
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Postby IanC » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:42 pm

Chris, do you still have that intercooled 478 that your dad bought at the closeout in Charles City? It would have been nice to see what it would have dyno'd at. Speaking of dyno-ing if I recall correctly the last 155 we got in at the dealership new turned in 185 hp right off the truck.
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Postby Former admin Chris L » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:59 am

Ian,

No I don't. Dad sold it to someone that put it in a 2-135. I wish we would have kept it, I would have put it in our 2-155 instead of overhauling it. I'd like to know how much power it ended up putting out. Story was that they were playing around with intercooling the Herc, but couldn't get the fuel efficiency where they wanted it. That's when they went with the Cummins engine.

Maybe I can dig through the old invoices and find out who we sold it to.

The last 2-135 I remember having on the dyno was turning 178, and that was just getting it down to PTO speed. No smoke, and just purring like a kitten.
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Postby BM » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:13 pm

I just finished putting a 5.9 in a 2-135 for a customer. Core engine, major overhaul, clutch, labor, and everything involved came to about 12,000. More than overhauling the hercules, but after about 50 hours of pulling a 5000 gallon manure tank he claims it uses half the fuel the tired herc did.
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Postby m_lappin » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:19 pm

Yeah, that's why I stayed away from the 2-135's when I was looking for a tractor to pull my 13' discbine. The 2-110's I bought do just fine and don't seem to have near the appetite for fuel.

We have the 5.9 Cummins in our MF 8560 and has been one of the most trouble free engines we've had other than a cracked injector line. Not sure where it's turned up to, but unlike the other complaint's I've heard about the 8560 combines, ours sure doesn't seem to be short on horsepower.
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your artice is fine ,thinks!

Postby diablopop » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:51 am

your artice is fine ,thinks!






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