EPA Okays Ford V-10 Irrigation Engine on Propane

EPA Okays Ford V-10 Irrigation Engine on Propane

Certification can mean significant pumping cost savings over similar diesel power plants.

Ford's venerable V-10 6.8L stationary engine has just received EPA and CARB (California Air Resources Board) certification for propane power, giving irrigators a money-saving alternative to comparable diesel-fuel engines.

Anderson Industrial Engines of Omaha displayed the new Ford Irrigation Power Unit at Husker Harvest Days this week in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The V-10 is rated at between 93 horsepower and 134 hp. depending upon its gearing based on an operating altitude of 2,000 feet and derated for 100 degrees F. ambient temperature.

Ford's V-10 6.8L stationary power engine has just received EPA and CARB certification on propane, adding a fuel-saving alternative for irrigators.

In University of Nebraska tests, the V-10 Ford on propane showed a 25% reduction in operating costs over a comparable diesel-fueled engine in the same class, based on 2010 propane and diesel fuel prices.

The basic powerplant unit lists for $10,070, and carries a two-year or 2,000 hour warranty.

For more information, call (800) 747-1438.

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