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Does anyone have any information on the John Deere Type W engines that were specifically built for oilfield use?
I found an engine that I think is an original oilfield type W.
Can anyone tell me what the identifying characteristics of this engine would be?
Any help appreciated.
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I think the ones that were built for Pure Oil had a Pure Oil badge on them and were painted blue!
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Default Re: John Deere Type W Oilfield Engine.......

Hello,
I wrote an article on them several years ago. John Deere built at least 118 oil field engines for the Pure Oil Co. of Noble, Ill.,
I do not know of others but I am sure there were other oilfields that used W's We know of the Pure Oil W's because they tagged them "Pure Oil Transportation" with an accompanying number.

Read more: http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/G...#ixzz27Fy2jP00
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The Model W is basically just the John deere model D motor without the rear end/transmission aswell as the rear wheels and the front wheels/axle.John
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I just finished the mechanical restoration of a normal W power unit. If you have any questions about them, I can try to answer them. There are only a few parts specific to the W power unit.

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I just returned with information the Type W engine. It is a Pure Oil engine!
Serial number W-2430 Pure Transportation #I 2449
Just how rare is this engine?
Here are some pictures
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I have seen this one at a couple shows..
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A Pure Oil engine will have the heavy flywheel, yours does. Only 118 were made, mine is #2157, I will get some photos later. I know of about 15 Pure Oil engines. Some heavy flywheels were robbed and put on D puller tractors.
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What would a fella value a good condition restored Pure oil W111 at?
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Default Re: John Deere Type W Oilfield Engine.......

Here's the one the Gas Engine Magazine spoke of.

There is a 40 lb propane tank in the gas pump.

It's for sale.
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