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10-15-2013 10:56:54

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Hey everyone...since it is getting to be that time of year when the cold comes and the snow falls I am looking for any suggestions on prepping the 8n for the winter months. I live in VA so it doesn"t get all that cold, but I am hoping for some good snow so I can do some plowing. Coolant was recently filled 50/50 following a radiator replacement, and it is all greased up. I also bought a 6v charger which will double as a float charger to keep the batt. up to par. From what I have read that covers most of it with the exception I have not changed the hydraulic fluid. As always thanks in advance

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10-16-2013 04:11:25

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 Re: winter prep?... in reply to 52fordredbelly, 10-15-2013 10:56:54  
getting my winter tractors ready myself.

a few things I do,

check antifreeze

clean all starting cable connections

battery tender

new plugs if I have the money

draincock added to carb bowl drain to flush condensation out before a starting attempt.

clean air filter assembly

check the entire ignition circuit, rather do it now than at zero degrees.

I always block the clutch, but it is doubly important with wide temperature swings that breed condensation-rust

oh, and up here...put the chains on :)

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10-15-2013 16:16:41

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 Re: winter prep?... in reply to 52fordredbelly, 10-15-2013 10:56:54  
I put a rug on the seat, and make sure my lower hose heater is functioning.

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10-15-2013 11:35:10

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 Re: winter prep?... in reply to 52fordredbelly, 10-15-2013 10:56:54  
if putting her up. do an oil change and fog the cyls.

if using her.. not much to do.

oil change on schedule.. including hydro oil as needed.

air tires.

bat charger. any heaters you need.. not dipstick heaters though.

a mag block heater on pan and oil sump plus charger on a timer to come on 2 hours before needed goes woward good starts.

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