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Hannie59

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:54:59 AM

John Deere recently released their new, ZTrak Z925M, zero-turn, Flex Fuel Commercial Mowers, capable of running on ethanol blends up to E85.
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Daurel
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 8:56:57 AM

Rumbleseat I have the program that Kohler uses in fact I have the disc here some where if you have a Kohler EFI this may work to make said engine a "flex"fuel setup I have a 31hp Bosh fuel system. I do not know if you can FLASH the system I do know you will have to change the oxygen sender to a heated one, I know mine does not seam to care what % of ethanol it has in the tank.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:32:03 AM

"So, why did they design a new engine for ethanol, if as you guys say, anything from the model T on can burn ethanol just as efficiently and witout any concerns.\?"
Sorry you have been sleeping this past several years, you missed the whole discussion.
None of us have said that. What we have said is that our vehicles have been running quite fine on E10 without modifications. We have not said they can run on E85.
But, please don't let facts get in the way of your story.

"they've designed a new engine to accept ethanol."
No they haven't, they have designed a John Deere with a Flex Fuel capability, so it will run fine on E85. The rest of our mowers are running quite fine on E10.
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:46:35 AM

"That's great, if you plan on buying something new, but for those poor souls who can't afford to buy - they still gotta work with engines that weren't designed for ethanol ........ "

Well, you could just keep putting in regular gasoline or E10, like most folks have been doing for the past 30 years.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:27:05 AM

So, why did they design a new engine for ethanol, if as you guys say, anything from the model T on can burn ethanol just as efficiently and witout any concerns.\?
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 11:15:38 AM

AHA! From what I read here (topicalmn) ... they've designed a new engine to accept ethanol. That's great, if you plan on buying something new, but for those poor souls who can't afford to buy - they still gotta work with engines that weren't designed for ethanol ........
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 9:42:07 AM

That's a big enough change to get me into a Deere dealership. A whole new meaning to the phrase "going green."
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 5:18:11 AM

I knew that Kohler had a flex engine in the works for some time. Good to see that they have finally made it out in production.
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tropicalmn
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 2:07:07 PM

JD lawnmowers have always used engines manufactured by someone else,in this case a Kohler engine.

Kohler Engines introduces another industry innovation - a closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine with the flexibility to use all ethanol fuel blends, from E0 to E85.In the new engine, the company’s closed-loop technology automatically senses the ethanol mix in the engine – even if that includes many different grades – and optimizes performance accordingly. So, the end user has fewer worries about fuel type, fuel quality or ethanol content. The engine is designed to intuitively make performance enhancements, regardless of operating conditions.
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:57:06 AM

Now That's what the market needs! Commitment with a warranty on the engines to the buyer knows what will work well.

So Hannie. These JD engines are the same old ones? Just a new badge?
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