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Re: cold blooded to20

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Dan S (NY)

01-12-2013 06:41:53

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Didn't see this mentioned yet, but make sure you are using thick heavy battery cables for your 6v system, not the small automotive 4 gauge cables found at most auto parts stores. I forget what the gauge should be, something like 00 gauge.

When it's really cold, does your TO20 turn over (even slowly) but just not catch, or is it not turning at all. In really cold weather my 20 only likes to start with the throttle only about a quarter open. If I open it to far it won't fire off as quick or at all. The coldest I have started my 6v TO20 was -18 and it fired right up. Took a while for the hydraulics to start moving with any kind of speed though!


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Tony in Mass.

01-12-2013 07:17:37

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 Re: cold blooded to20 in reply to Dan S (NY), 01-12-2013 06:41:53  
OK, I won't agrue with you Dan, you are a conisuer of 40 below nights, and hazy to the point of 'is that the sun or the moon?' 30 below days, so if you say quarter throttle... who am I to disagree??? Just a frostbit city slicker from way downstate.... who gave up on the northcountry with my tail between my legs... and still ain't far enough south!!!!

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Dan S (NY)

01-12-2013 07:33:16

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 Re: cold blooded to20 in reply to Tony in Mass., 01-12-2013 07:17:37  
A quarter open is what works on my TO20 and my snow blowing MF50 likes about 1/3 throttle. Of course, I am also using the choke as would be expected in any cold weather start. All these old tractors have their quirks and you just have to learn what each one likes. I know someone with a 1964 ford 4000 and it doesn't like to start sometimes unless the throttle is almost wide open.


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