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SEAT TIME - Plowing Snow in -14* Weather

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Ed S. (IL)

01-06-2014 08:04:15




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We got hit with the snow and high winds yesterday, followed by temps dropping to -15F overnight. After thawing a frozen water line to the upstairs bathroom this morning, I headed out to do chores and attempt to plow out the driveway, which had hard-packed drift snow up to 2' deep in places.

I had planned to use the AC 190 loader tractor to do this, but it had other plans and wouldn't even pop, despite having plugged in the coolant heater for 20 minutes or so.

I'd like to say the 8N "fired right up!" but that wouldn't exactly be true. It did fire up, but reluctantly - popping on one or two for a second at a time. Took me probably a dozen or more attempts before it popped enough in a row to stay running, after which it was fine.

I gotta look into getting a seat cushion one of these days - that butt-bucket steel gets mighty cold when it's -14 and the wind's blowing 20+ mph!

es

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Ed S. (IL)

01-06-2014 09:35:27




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 Re: SEAT TIME - Plowing Snow in -14* Weather in reply to Ed S. (IL), 01-06-2014 08:04:15  
It's a gasser (non-turbo). The heater is one of those that goes in a coolant line. I only have one battery and it's getting old, which is probably my problem - was turning over pretty slow, and this is a fairly tired engine (smoker). No cab, either!

es



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oldtanker

01-06-2014 09:20:42




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 Re: SEAT TIME - Plowing Snow in -14* Weather in reply to Ed S. (IL), 01-06-2014 08:04:15  
Is your pre heater working on that 190? Of is it a gasser? When I still had a 190XT D it would start right down to about -15 without being plugged in. Good batteries (2 1100CCA), good cables, clean tight connections was all it took. Hit the pre heater for 60 seconds and it would fire right up. Had a cab with heat on mine. Best day of tractor ownership was the day it went down the road.

Rick

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HCooke

01-06-2014 08:33:44




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 Re: SEAT TIME - Plowing Snow in -14* Weather in reply to Ed S. (IL), 01-06-2014 08:04:15  
"I gotta look into getting a seat cushion one of these days"

Gottem right here at YT.



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Bob Harvey

01-06-2014 08:17:45




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 Re: SEAT TIME - Plowing Snow in -14* Weather in reply to Ed S. (IL), 01-06-2014 08:04:15  
Get a chunk of Styrofoam for your seat.



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