Readers' Rigs
March 2006

The Readers' Rigs page illustrates some of diesel pickup trucks and SUV's members of The Diesel Page own or drive (or in this case know about). This month's photos and story came to us from member Arjan Kolkman.

6.2L Diesel Powered
Massey Ferguson

March 2006


Here is a story about a 6.2L diesel Massey Ferguson tractor owned by Lambert ter Heide, here in Holland. Built about 8 years ago, it was originally powered by a non-turbo 6.2L diesel, but soon acquired an HX 50 Holset turbocharger. The engine turns 5000/5500 RPM with its custom fuel injection system. This high engine RPM required special valve lifters of the owner's own design. The original hydraulic valve lifters wouldn't work at those high RPM's. It's unbelievable how well the engine runs throughout the RPM range, and it produces a great sound at 5500 RPM.



Lambert has one problem in that he told me the engine needed more fuel. So during the 2005 Euro TDP Rendezvous in Luxemburg, we discussed the problem, we (Peter Bierman twin turbo Blazer & Arjan Kolkman Chevy 6.5 Nova ) but didn't have an answer. On Sunday morning, Lambert woke up, came out his motorhome, and said; "I have the answer, I will install two fuel injection pumps on the engine". What a few beers and a night sleep can do! Lambert will also install a timing gear set and a special cam on the engine. So, at this moment he could be testing the injection pumps on a test stand. In May he's planning to attend the first sled pulls for this season with this tractor, and we'll see how it will do.


Arjan Kolkman
Schoonebeek, Drente Holland






















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