Things that make you go Hmmmmm.Hydriv said:Honda engines have never been used in any of these machines. That is a re-power.
I checked on this a while ago and I got tripped up on this as well, it looks like the earlier Ingersoll 6020LBH version had a Honda GX620QAF, 20hp engine, Literature Form No. 3096-96, now it looks like the the later Ingersoll 6020L & 6020LBH, it looks like those had the Kohler CH20, 20hp engines, to me it looks like they may have used both, depending if it was an earlier model or a later model, Jim Quick has a 6020L and that has a Kohler CH20, I believe you are going to find both Honda & Kohler powered units out there, non the less, you just don't see many 6020L or 6020LBH's to begin with, they must not have built very many.Hydriv said:I guess we need to hear from Brian on this issue. I have never seen a reference to a Honda engine in any literature but then again, I have not seen every piece of paper produced.
I find it bizarre if Ingersoll went with a Honda engine because they have had such a long-term relationship with Kohler, Onan and Briggs. On top of that, they constantly waved the American flag when advertising the tractors. There are some who do not view a Honda as an American product so it would surprise me if they messed with their "Made in America" image.
The literature the Honda engine appears in was dated the 30th week of 1996, it has the Ingersoll 6018LBH and the 6020LBH, it may have been about the time the end of the Onan engine's was near, it looks like Ingersoll may have been looking for a replacement for the Onan engine and used the Honda 20 hp engine, but this would have been before they started producing the Ingersoll 7020L & 7020LBH with the Kohler engine, so the timing of it would make sense.Bart said:That Honda is one of the best kept secrets I've heard of so far. That makes that tractor a collector's item and I may have to make the trek to the CT gathering just to see Tom drive up with it--and then watch Mackie wrestle him for it. :sidelaugh:
If Tom is a stand up guy he will probably bring it to the Casenutz gathering and donate it to the museum in recognition of all your assistance over the years. :sidelaugh:Bob MacGregor said:I don't have a serious need for a LBH, but it would be a nice piece in Mad Mackies Medicare Machine Museum to keep my 4018 company.
Hi Bob I wish it were me! :usa: Yes I think I met Jim. That would be great if he brought one of the big boys! :trink: Looking forward!Bob MacGregor said:Hey Rich,
I saw it on a trailer rolling up onto the Long Island Ferry, so you must be the one!!!!! :sidelaugh:
If you remember Jim Quick from the Casenutz Gathering, he has a 6020 and a 7020. He may bring one or more to this years gathering. If I recall, his 6020 is Kohler powered but I may be very wrong.
Mad Mackie in Taxonnecticut :sidelaugh: :mowlawn:
Tom: You've been gone a while! I think for all that work you're doing the wife should authorize a purchase order for a new GT!GoldenCove said:Well you guys sure know how to keep me on my toes....but.....that tractor is not on the way to Golden Cove :facepalm: The wife has been keeping me super busy with the renovation but the floors went in last weekend and the tile should get done this weekend :wife:
Then I can get back to the tractor talk and fun! :clap:
Dan Haas has a nice 4020PS sitting in Rockford for you to bring home after the Cherry Valley show.Bob MacGregor said:I may be in the market for another 4000 series tractor this year as my 4018 has got very lonely and misses :sad: his older brother the 1985 448 SE that Tom now has.
Mad Mackie in Taxonnecticut :mrgreen: :lol: :wave: