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Q: marine diesels ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: marine diesels
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: gjct-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 26 Jun 2002 15:41 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2002 15:41 PDT
Question ID: 33802
comparison between john deere 6068tfm and cumming 4b-250
Subject: Re: marine diesels
Answered By: chromedome-ga on 26 Jun 2002 17:59 PDT
Hi, gjct-ag!

I was unable to find any head-to-head comparisons of these two
powerplants online, but I have located spec sheets for both.  This
will at least allow you to look at them seriously and draw your own

Here are specs for the John Deere from their website:

Here are the specs for the Cummins engine, from their website:

Of the two, the Deere offers less power but also lower fuel
consumption.  The Cummins, on the other hand, is more powerful and
lighter in weight.  Both, of course, are highly reputable companies
and the availability of parts and service should be similar in most

Each engine has its strong points.  You'll want to make your purchase
decision based on which features are more important in your

Thank you for your inquiry.
Subject: Re: marine diesels
From: chromedome-ga on 27 Jun 2002 05:48 PDT
Hello again.

After going to bed last night, it occurred to me that I hadn't
documented my search strategy for you.  I used various combinations of
the following keywords:

"John Deere" "Cummins" "marine diesel" review comparison comparative
table report

Although I did not find anything on-line using these keywords, it is
quite possible that one or another trade magazine has published some
sort of comparative review, and that it is just not available on-line.
 You may wish to pursue this avenue by contacting a few of the major

Thanks again!

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