Any diesel regrets ?

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    Any diesel regrets ?

    Anybody ever regret getting a Yanmar diesel and which they had gotten a gasser?

    Not a discussion regarding the economics, just what do you like better. I've put over 32 hours on the X758 since June and the torque and ability to navigate steep hills is hands down superior. Fuel consumption is running .7 gallon /hour. I have a Simplicity Conquest set up as a bagger right now and ran it this week when the grass got away from me a little bit. Windrowed to the center with the X758 and picked up in a few minutes. After putting a lot of time on the diesel, the power of the gas motor which is rated higher was just sad asi it was bogging under load and it consumes 1.5 gallon/hour. (Note the grass is mowed at 3.5" and the Simplicity deck was in the transport position but is still cutting much closer, probably 2.75"
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    I donít think youíll find many people regret having a diesel powered machine except maybe a few that opted for a diesel UTV over a gas one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ortimber View Post
    I donít think youíll find many people regret having a diesel powered machine except maybe a few that opted for a diesel UTV over a gas one.


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    True but Pie is very tempting...

    All my machines are gas and one benefit is that it is easier to deal with fuel. I buy one kind for everything. The most recent purchase was the Z950R while there was a diesel option it was a lot more money. Next tractor will be diesel though. Then I get to deal with the fuel.
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    I like pie.
    And diesel power.
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    Can you please specify what type of pie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    Can you please specify what type of pie?
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    I really like diesels, started when I got my 02 TDI Jetta (used) back in 2004. I would have bought another diesel car but that's when dieselgate hit VW. Now I like electric cars, and if they ever came out with a "good" electric SCUT tractor, I would consider it, but it would have to have the "range/hour" capacity similar to Tesla cars vs the others. And then some kind of "fast charge" ability I can have at home (or farm).

    But then I'd have to trade in my 1026R, and I like my tractor too much.

    For me, electric to replace dino power is the future, we just haven't gotten the technology down yet. I just hope developments will be like the progress we made with PC's, calculators and other electronic devices over the recent past.

    Diesel is great, just wish it didn't come at a premium price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    Can you please specify what type of pie?

    Pretty good question. I am very partial to cream pies, banana, chocolate coconut cream. In Wisconsin we have this insidious place called the "Norske Nook". They specialize in pies. FWIW, my wife has a cook book from this place and is an excellent baker.

    Apple is pretty darn good too, Zestar's will be coming in around 8/15, Linda Macs are probably 2nd for pie after Zestar. I have quite a few apple trees.
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    I had to go with pie.

    Gas vs. Diesel - I prefer diesel, especially in a tractor.

    If I am going to use it for anything besides basic lawn & garden stuff, for example a FEL or PTO driven implements - diesel

    For just mowing, it would really depend on the size of the yard and the amount of time spent mowing. If it was big enough, say a couple acres +, I would go diesel if it was a tractor.

    For my ZTR, I went gas. I don't mow enough with the Z to justify the cost of the diesel. I would have liked a diesel Z, but the Z915E does a pretty darn good job on the 3 - 4 acres I mow with it and what I paid for it.

    In a truck, if I was going to tow a big trailer or camper or tow with any frequency, yep, diesel. For a daily driver and occasional tower, gas.


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