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I've found a complete and loose franklin valveless 25hp engine I really want to buy, but I have some questions. Anybody have a ball park gross weight on this thing? It's ultimately getting mounted to a trailer. Next thing, has anybody ever seen a 25hp set up with airstart? This would be my first oilfield engine, I've been looking for one for awhile.
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Default Re: Ok franklin valveless information needed and pictures.

I just weighed a 20 hp Reid I had in 3 pieces. If I added right it was right at 5,000 #. But its not a Franklin . But you can't go lite buying an oil field engine. Go for it.
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The 25 hp Franklin I used to have weighed about 7000# I believe that Franklin had an air start feature available but mine didn't have the feature. My Franklin had the lay shaft does yours?
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I think the 40 at our club is about 15,000#
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I've found a complete and loose franklin valveless 25hp engine I really want to buy, but I have some questions. Anybody have a ball park gross weight on this thing? It's ultimately getting mounted to a trailer. Next thing, has anybody ever seen a 25hp set up with airstart? This would be my first oilfield engine, I've been looking for one for awhile.
I don't have any specific data for Franklin engines, but here is the Bessemer dimension sheet. This may give you an idea of the weight of your engine. Franklins, I think, tend to be a little more meaty than Bessemers. I would guess your Franklin to weigh 7000 - 7300 lbs. if it's open-crank (it may have a tin cover but not a closed cast iron crankcase). That weight does not include the clutch pulley.

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After talk to the gentleman with the engine he seems to think it's somewhere between 2500 and 3000 lbs. it's got 66in diameter flywheels, is 10ft long, and 4ft wide. It has the tin cover over the cranks case. No clutch

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That sounds light to me......
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I think he is off by about 4000 pounds
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