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1991 Dodge W250 Cummins Turbo Diesel

Don Scott with the National Biodiesel Board needed a new transmission for his Cummins Diesel powered 1991 Dodge W250 pickup truck. The truck would be displayed at the Cummins 100th Anniversary event to promote sustainable biodiesel fuel. This particular truck is known as the truck that changed the world. It's the first documented truck to run on biodiesel in the US, and the first to run on soy-based biodisel in the world. The research and field trials done at the University of Missouri paved the way for the biodisel industry that now supports 64,000 US jobs and has reduced 143 million tons of CO2 emissions. Pretty impressive truck with a great TREMEC TR-4050 5-Speed in it now! 

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"Biodiesel History Targets Future Growth" - Sustainability Blog, National Biodiesel Board

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I changed the oil and installed a new battery. #Cummins started on the #firstCrank. Parked since 2002! Impressive. This #diesel fuel is not quite old enough to see an R-rated movie, but it would be old enough to drive on its own. Officially, we recommend using your #Biodiesel within a year. We used to advise a shelf life of six months, but quality testing has shown some Biodiesel can stay in spec for up to 3 years. Compare that to gasoline which lasts about 3 months before going out of spec. The #CumminsRepowerWagon is taking the #1stBiodieselTruck to @BandelierMustang to get a new transmission and detailing. All the other #CumminsRepower projects will have to wait a while longer. It’s amazing how garage stalls never stay empty for long. #theMoreThingsChangeTheMoreTheyStayTheSame

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Original #WindowSticker for the #1stBiodieselTruck. This almost didn’t happen. In #1991 the @mo_soybeans directors voted 4 to 3 (with 6 abstentions) to proceed with the initial #Biodiesel research. They narrowly approved funding for research, but emphatically denied the purchase of a #pickup truck. The #UniversityOfMissouri #CollegeOfAgriculture found a way to purchase a #workTruck for the #FoundationSeed company that could be used by the #Ag #Engineers as a #research platform while simultaneously being used as a #farmTruck. These first #experiments with #soyBased #biofuel we’re so successful that the #University purchased a second research #Dodge and the #Missouri #soybean assoc. purchased a #Powerstroke or their own with a year to further advance and promote #soyDiesel. This #D250 #sweptline #DodgeRam #firstGen #Cummins was the first.

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I was introduced to this #firstGenCummins when it was the only-gen #Cummins, and I was a 1991 freshman in #AgriculturalEngineering at the #UniversityOfMissouri. My #careerPath was #EnvironmentalProtection, not originally #farmEconomy. After 2 #gulfWars, record #fuelPrices, record #crudeOil #Imports and record #environmental damage from #fossilFuels, I came back to #Biodiesel in 2006. I’m proud that this #12valveCummins is still #goingStrong, and that #biomassBasedDiesel will be key for the remainder of this century as we celebrate #Cummins100 #centennial. Thanks for making this possible: @mo_soybeans @biodiesel4ever @natbiodiesel @kssoybean @nebraskasoybeans @cummins @dieselstevew @indybiofuels

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