re-power time for my MD2B in hull 53 - W32... with what? Tier4 rated?

  • July 09, 2018 3:31 PM
    Message # 6367664

    I understand the Beta 38 is the go-to engine W32, but before I commit I just want to inquire briefly if any lighter and emissions Tier 4 EPA rated engines have been investigated by anyone? We have used the 1800rpm Kubota engine for some remote generator applications (-45C land based) with great success. 

    Although I do not want to re-invent the wheel... just checking if any Kubota or Yanmar engines have been spec'd for a W32. Just trying to get the quietest/cleanest/ most fuel efficient engine currently available today.... perhaps those attributes are eclipsed by the tried and proven Beta engine experience by all thanks to Bud et'all.... as long as the Tier 4 requirement won't come to bite me.

    Thanks in advance for any response.

    Paul

  • July 10, 2018 11:06 AM
    Reply # 6374600 on 6367664

    I just repowered with a Beta 25 to replace my old Volvo MD11C.  I can't speak for all the Beta engines, but the Beta 25 is a Kubota engine that has been modifyed by Beta for marine use.  Based on the literature I got with the engine it appears that many if not all the Beta engines are Kubota based.

    I'm sure Bud can give you more details.

    Kevin 

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