Gasoline only on a distillate/gasoline engine

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:14 pm

I have the oportunity to buy a Super C and an H Farmall real reasonable. Looks like both had, or are still setup for both gasoline and distillate. I would prefer to use gasoline only. Any ramifications or things to do to accomplish this? I don't have any experience on the dual fuel models. Appreciate your comments. Bill

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:18 pm

Bill, just fill the tank with gas and you're set. They likely haven't be run on anything else but gas for the last 30 - 40 years anyway.

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:24 pm

no problems bill, we ran our 41 H (distillate model) on gasoline fro as long as I cna remeber. They actually take less maintenace on gasoline than distillate.

Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:08 am

Thanks to Big Dog and John for the feed back. I think I will go for them as the metal is all straight, and look pretty good for tractors that have been sitting a long time. The Super C has an aftermarket wide Front end. Jim Turner said he thinks it was made by "Swartz". Don't know much about that company either, but like the idea of the wide front down here in the hills, however, I doubt that they would ever be up on the side of one. Been reluctant to go bigger than the A and Super A due to the handling of the heavy parts with this old back. I have hoists and cherry picker, but many times just go ahead and lift stuff that I shouldn't. Thanks again. Bill

Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:52 pm

Petroleum distillate, also known as "tractor fuel" back in the day, hasn't been widely available for about 50 years now. Those tractors have probably been running on straight gasoline for about that long, so I don't think you're going to hurt them by running straight gasoline in them now.

Schwartz makes good aftermarket front ends for tractors. No worries there.

Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:21 pm

Schwartz is still in business, and many of the fornts for the old tractors are still avaialble new.


Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:08 am

I never would have thought there was such a thing as an aftermarket front-end for a tractor.

What did they provide, more strength or adjustability, or was it the only way to convert a tricycle tractor to a wide axle?

Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:39 am

Allen - it was to convert narrow to wide front end. The Schwartz was a popular alternative and very well built.