Modern diesels fill what I consider a narrow niche. In the past it wasnít so, they were blacksmith hammer simple, and reliable.
Modern ones are every bit as complicated as gas engines and in many aspects more so. First it was EGR, then particulate filters and finally diesel exhaust fluid.
Whom of you know that DEF has a shelf life like a loaf of bread? Top off that work horse and park her for 6 months only to find it wonít run properly because the def has gone stale. Too many farmers have learned this expensive lesson. Buy a bulk tank of 250 gallons at a nice discount, and set her in the shed. Come the fall push all the new tractors and the combine are out of service because the bargain DEF has gone stale.
If you need the power all the time there is no good substitute. But as a small percentage Iíd just put up with the occasional inconvenience of a solid gas power plant. They are better than they ever were by a wide margin. Nearing 400#í of torque from a 5 liter Ford! That ainít your daddyís 460 son thatís a 302. Thatís just the solid mid pack motor there is more where that comes from. Chevy, Dodge, Ford all of them have big power gas mills.
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