Does that ripper have the parabolic shanks on it as well as the regular ripper shanks?
For the depth and speed, that does sound excessive for the fuel used. BUT, if if the ground is REALLY tight, then I don't think it is to out of line. I do remember once that someone had a Deere 8970 and replaced it with the 9400. Said the 8970 would out pull it and use less fuel to boot.
We do have an 8 bottom IH 800 moldboard plow w/ on-land hitch and clipped moldboards. In hard ground, the 93 will eat a LOT of fuel then, too. It'll pull the snot out of it!
When I still lived in IA, I ran a C-IH 9370 with a 335hp BCIII/IV Cummins under the hood. It was a freakin' monster!
Pulled a 36' Deere field cultivator with it at up to 9mph.
Hell of a better machine than the Case 4890 they had before.
They could try a module, but I wouldn't guarantee anything on it helping fuel economy. It might, or might not. Just better have a pyro and boost gauge installed before using it.
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'92 W250, LE, CC, CTD w/ tweaked pump
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Last edited by bmoeller; 12-16-2009 at 04:22 AM.