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THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

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Post #1 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:08 pm

Aside from the typical automobile and truck applications, I've been mulling over other places I've seen or heard of our venerable inline sixes being used. So lets hear and see (if you've got pics) of other applications that used the 240 or 300 engines, other than cars or trucks.

Some applications I've heard of:
AIRPORT TUGS
WOOD CHIPPERS
BOATS
MARINE LIFTS
SIDEWALK SNOW PLOWS
SNOW CRAWLERS
STATIONARY GENERATORS
WELDERS
IRRIGATION PUMPS
AIRCRAFT

I'll start it off with this pic of a CONCRETE PUMP I took at a car show in SoCal:

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Post #2 by arse_sidewards » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:26 am

Combine harvester
http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-b ... &th=604323

These were off the shelf industrial engines for 30yr. There's tons of custom applications out there running stationary Ford 300s for power.
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Post #3 by lstpan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:50 am

Use to see Alott of them out west in az pumping water. My engine guy also rebuilt a bunch for a local concrete guy

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Post #4 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:58 am

I guess I am most interested in commercial applications, not so much one-off custom uses. But hey, its all good.
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Post #5 by Fordman75 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:00 pm

Here's a waterpump powered by an industrial 240 I picked up a few years back.

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Post #6 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:03 pm

Fordman75 wrote:Here's a waterpump powered by an industrial 240 I picked up a few years back.



That's not a water pump - its DynoInACan.
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Post #7 by 161henry » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:03 pm

Airplanes??? Please tell me more...

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Post #8 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:19 pm

Somebody on this board was building one in a replica biplane. It wasn't commercial - it was an experimental. ANYBODY REMEMBER HIS SCREEN NAME?
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Post #9 by blmhawkeye » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:21 am

I can confirm that the small block 170 and 200 were used in the airplane tugs. Motor in my father's falcon came from one of them when he was a mechanic at the airport

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Post #10 by Fordman75 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:27 am

blmhawkeye wrote:I can confirm that the small block 170 and 200 were used in the airplane tugs.


So were 300's. I just about bought a couple of those too. :D
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Post #11 by bubba22349 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:44 am

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Somebody on this board was building one in a replica biplane. It wasn't commercial - it was an experimental. ANYBODY REMEMBER HIS SCREEN NAME?


I think his screen name was Von Writter, and that he was building a Fokker DVII using a 300 for power. :nod:
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Post #12 by CoupeBoy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:17 am

Two summers ago, I picked up an Industrial 300 and a Funk Reverse-O-Matic at work.
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It made it into the back of my truck, pretty sure the hood took a beating.. :rolflmao:
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I found out what it came out of finally.. And Ingram 9-2800 wheel packer

This is what remains of the packer at work.
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I also found out why they removed it... They didn't use it very often and they said it was hard to keep in good running condition. They claim it is easier to have it loaded with weight and use another vehicle to pull it, something that they use more often :roll: They did say it was in running condition when they pulled it.

I've also got an Industrial 200, Dad bought it at an auction, I can't for certain say what it came off, but likely it was a swather.
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If I ever needed to run a motor (144/170/200) outside a car, this thing has the perfect frame, fuel tank over the engine, bellhousing adapter, and radiator..


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Post #13 by CoupeBoy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:57 am

This is interesting.
Tech Tip # 152: Ford 300 Industrial Engines -- Foley Engines
A lot of people are running Ford 300 industrial engines in wood chippers, airport tugs, sidewalk snow plows, marine travel lifts, and other industrial applications. The Ford 300 industrial engine, also known as the CSG649i engine, is a rugged workhorse. To survive in the industrial work place these engines have upgraded components including hardened cast iron timing gears, two groove harmonic balancers, a heavy duty water pump with a .75" diameter shaft to accommodate a larger bearing, severe duty hypertechnic pistons, full sump 6 quart oil pan and other upgrades.
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We can help. We are now stocking factory remanufactured Ford 300 CSG649i industrial engines. These are severe duty engines. Not warmed over passenger car engines. They have all of the industrial components including the cast iron timing gears, brand new camshaft and lifters, new oil pump and new oil pump steel drive rod, and other upgrades.
The website has a few links to other Ford Industrial engine information.

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Post #14 by lstpan » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:14 pm

Fordman75 wrote:Here's a waterpump powered by an industrial 240 I picked up a few years back.

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Yep this is it, they are everywhere in the sw part of the U.S.

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Post #15 by tom954x4 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:47 pm

Industrial 300s are also used to power augers for well drilling rigs.
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Post #16 by woodbutcher » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:27 pm

:beer: Hi FTF.I remember a 40ft wood hull commercial fishing boat that had THREE 300 6`s.Two for the props
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Post #17 by edgewood bronco » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:39 pm

This isn't quite in 'other' applications, but 300s powered UPS delivery trucks until Ford stopped making them. My dad got four from scrapped trucks about 15 years back.
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Post #18 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:15 pm

I recently took a ride in this Bombardier snowplow. It is powered by a 300. Driving it was a lot like riding one of those mechanical bulls in a saloon. Twin sticks were hard to get the feel for. I did several wheelies - I mean "trackies".

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That's COOL!!!
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Post #20 by CoupeBoy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:19 am

I forgot about those. All the ones I've seen locally, like this one
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A same as this one from a couple years ago at a local car show.
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edgewood bronco wrote:This isn't quite in 'other' applications, but 300s powered UPS delivery trucks until Ford stopped making them. My dad got four from scrapped trucks about 15 years back.

I was told the 300 is still powering UPS trucks. One of the sources I was considering for rebuilt engines made a reference that a lot of their work was rebuilding 300s for UPS.
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f100owner wrote:I was told the 300 is still powering UPS trucks. One of the sources I was considering for rebuilt engines made a reference that a lot of their work was rebuilding 300s for UPS.


All the ones that come to my house are diesel powered.
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Fordman75 wrote:
f100owner wrote:I was told the 300 is still powering UPS trucks. One of the sources I was considering for rebuilt engines made a reference that a lot of their work was rebuilding 300s for UPS.


All the ones that come to my house are diesel powered.

that's my understanding. They went to diesels. But apparently not in all markets...
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Post #25 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:45 pm

That unit looks nice. I wonder how many hours is on it? I also wonder why 240's were frequently used as opposed to a 300?
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Post #26 by 1964f100240 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:35 pm

i work on some rail car movers that use 300s there from the 70s up to the 90s i had one that had a cracked ext manifold i tried to put a header on it but bnsf wouldnt go for it lol.

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THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:That unit looks nice. I wonder how many hours is on it? I also wonder why 240's were frequently used as opposed to a 300?


Hmmm? Perhaps the 240s were less expensive? Or, could it be that the 240 had ample power/torque to spin the generator at the 1800 RPM threshold and would consume less fuel than would the 300?

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Post #28 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:15 am

The Ford engineer who was the liason between marine and industrial customers and Ford powerplants lives not too far from me. I'll ask him about the 240 / 300 split when I see him again.
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THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:That unit looks nice. I wonder how many hours is on it? I also wonder why 240's were frequently used as opposed to a 300?


Hmmm? Perhaps the 240s were less expensive? Or, could it be that the 240 had ample power/torque to spin the generator at the 1800 RPM threshold and would consume less fuel than would the 300?


That's basically the same piece of equipment as one I posted in the eBay finds section a month or so back. The one I saw had a 300.

When you order a semi-custom piece of equipment like a pump there's a lot of leeway for spec'ing different configuration options including engines, especially ones that are externally identical or equipment that isn't directly coupled to the engine. I'm casually looking for a junk boat with an inboard SBF so I can do basically that (300 on a skid with a drive flange). The original buyer of the gen-set could have probably got a 302 or 351 in for the difference in price plus markup. Makes sense if you've got a fleet of SBFs and want your generator to use the same tune up parts. As for 240/300, probably a cost or fuel consumption at idle thing.
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Post #31 by bubba22349 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:03 pm

:mrgreen: Really nice, I sure wouldn't mind having a 240 or 300 Generator setup (running on NG would be great) and use it for backup power here! :nod:
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Post #32 by manglass » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:35 pm

I don't have any pictures but the 80's 45kw Onan that we had installed at our local ambulance building (in NY) had a Ford 300ci 6 cyl. It ran on natural gas, right off the municipal supply.

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Post #33 by tom954x4 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:04 pm

I think the difference between using a 240 and a 300 in a generator would be the max rating of the generator. Note that in the two links here the 300 has a 35 kw rating and the 240 has 30 kw rating. The engines have different power outputs at 1800 rpm or wherever it is governed at. Use the smaller displacement engine if it meets the generator specs.
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tom954x4 wrote:I think the difference between using a 240 and a 300 in a generator would be the max rating of the generator. Note that in the two links here the 300 has a 35 kw rating and the 240 has 30 kw rating. The engines have different power outputs at 1800 rpm or wherever it is governed at. Use the smaller displacement engine if it meets the generator specs.


35kw is 46hp. Either engine can easily make that at 1800rpm. The 300 I saw was 20-someting kw.
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Post #35 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:37 pm

Assume 50% mechanical/electrical efficiency.
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THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Assume 50% mechanical/electrical efficiency.



When I said 100hp I meant at the wheels. A vehicle has tons more rolling resistance from the drive-train than a direct drive gen-set so I figure .

Is that 50% number for an alternator? Modern alternators usually peak around 60% at a particular RPM. There's efficiency sacrifices for being so durable and operating at a wide range of speeds. At peak output (which is when you need max input HP) generator of a few KW or more should be 70%-90% depending on size and design. I can see 50% at light/medium load conditions but as long as the engine can keep up at peak it can keep up at idle.

A bone stock carb'd 300 with no accessories except a fan on a dyno makes 70-80 flywheel horsepower at WOT between 1600 and 2000rpm. Why the EPA couldn't be bothered to test a popular industrial engine at 1800rpm (engine speed for 60hz using a 4-pole generator) is beyond me.

If you assume 60% efficiency and 35kw output at 1800rpm you get 76hp input. If you assume 80% efficiency you get 57hp input. Granted I don't know much about the 240's torque curve but to me that says a 240 should be able to power an efficient 35kw gen-set but you'd need a 300 to power an inefficient one.
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Post #37 by Rusty_Old_F250 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:45 pm

What brand/model of welder ran a 240/300 in it? That had to be a big machine, the new(er) (1970's) Hobart GR303's used a 170 small six and they are rated at 300 amps 100% duty cycle, which is some SERIOUS power for welding, put it this way, there isn't much you can't weld with 300 amps. I can only image how many amps a 300 powered rig could crank out!

By the way, if anyone knows where I might be able to find a 170 powered GR303 in Washington State, running or not, with a trailer, let me know.

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Post #38 by crackdhead » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:44 am

Haha what a coincidence... http://lancaster.craigslist.org/for/5334725489.html

Using a tracked vehicle to plow snow on pavement seems so counter intuitive to me though like it seems that a more solid tread with bigger blocks would work better on pavement than an open one

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Post #39 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:38 pm

That looks similar to the one in my Dec 8 post, except the one I posted was a 300 with a C6 trans.
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Post #40 by powerband » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:42 pm

In the mid 70's I worked as a maintenance mechanic at a the mountaintop Ski-Minne ski areas of the Lake Minnewaska Mountain House in the Shawangunk Mountains of NY's Hudson Valley. I was hired specifically because I was familiar with air cooled VW motors that the "Hedco" snow makers used and the Ford six's the Snow Trackers and Trail Groomers used.

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Post #41 by crackdhead » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:03 pm

Thats cool, is that you hiding around the corner of the machine with the my god looks like 4 foot wide tracks?
So now Im curious how they work? On the model FTF drove I assume they just used a foot throttle like a car and the 2 sticks operated a brake on each side of a standard open differential?
Like how you help steer a backhoe or how the wheelstand racers steer the car down the track?

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Post #42 by arse_sidewards » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:57 pm

FWIW a 4spd and a C6 with the shorter tail housing are about the same length. That would be interesting in a snow machine.

crackdhead wrote:Haha what a coincidence... http://lancaster.craigslist.org/for/5334725489.html

Using a tracked vehicle to plow snow on pavement seems so counter intuitive to me though like it seems that a more solid tread with bigger blocks would work better on pavement than an open one


Those machines are basically tractors optimized for snow. How well it grips pavement after it pushes all the snow away was a pretty low priority when it was designed. The paddle like tracks work great in deep snow and apparently good enough for plowing but it's not the first thing I'd pick as a dedicated plowing rig and it is for sale after all.
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Post #43 by Crocodile » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:37 pm

The company I work (telephone co-op) for has about 8 gen sets (Onan, mostly 35 KW) powered by 300 sixes. They power the central offices when commercial power is interrupted. They all run on propane, and are kept warm 24/7 using a block heater, as they jump right to full load at operating speed as soon as a power loss is sensed. After 100 hours, when we change the oil, it still looks like new since there are relatively few contaminants or soot built up from running propane. The spark plugs also appear as new. Some of these sets were new in the late 80's or early 90's, and they still run point distributors.

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Post #44 by crackdhead » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:29 am

arse_sidewards wrote:Those machines are basically tractors optimized for snow. How well it grips pavement after it pushes all the snow away was a pretty low priority when it was designed. The paddle like tracks work great in deep snow and apparently good enough for plowing but it's not the first thing I'd pick as a dedicated plowing rig and it is for sale after all.

I forgot about plowing snow on top of snow for grooming skiing mountains instead of plowing it clean to pavement woops

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Post #45 by arse_sidewards » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:13 am

1994 F150 4x4 8ft, engine is basically stock.

66" leafs, extended radius arms, lockers in both ends, nothing special.

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Post #46 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:41 am

Wow that is way cool. Two things that surprise me is the 82 gallon hydraulic capacity and the 29 mph top speed. Thanks for posting.
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Post #47 by arse_sidewards » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:04 pm

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Wow that is way cool. Two things that surprise me is the 82 gallon hydraulic capacity and the 29 mph top speed. Thanks for posting.


I forget the rule of thumb for resevoir size but when you consider that that machine probably has close to 10gal in cylinder displacement 82gal sounds on the small side for doing a 180 turn and full extend/retract 8+hr/day.

A quick Google tells me that most have been re-powered to 4-53s. Most machinery like that is a simple engine + trans in front of a divorced "T-case" (I'm using the term loosely) that provides the necessary power take offs it's a simple matter of "if it fits it goes". There's a guy on Pirate 4x4 who put a 302 and (IIRC) C6 in a front end loader.
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Post #48 by tnab1970 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:28 pm

I have seen several 300 Ford powered Oil / Gas well pumping units. We built 4 units in 2012 , customer supplied us with used skids all engines were 300 Fords. They each had a gear driven Hyd. Pump mount bolted on where a bell housing would be. All ran on Natural Gas or Propane.

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Post #49 by arse_sidewards » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 pm

Dunno what it's out of but here's a 300 that saw marine use.

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/hvo/6010806311.html
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Post #50 by tom954x4 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:55 pm

I just saw a Marine Travellift (30 ton hoist with slings for lifting and carrying boats) with a ford six, could be a 240 or a 300. The engine powers hydraulics to lift and lower the load and propel the lift + boat forward and back (slowly, I might add).
Did the 240 come in an Industrial version? I could not see if this engine had the HD manifolds.
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