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 11-12-2001, 06:42 Post: 33137
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 Starting tractor indoors, exhaust plumbing?

My tractor is parked in the garage (which is attached to the house) and bellows exhaust like a sob when you first crank it in cold temps (28 deg yesterday). I haven't turned on the heat in the garage (need to finish insulating) and don't have a block heater yet. Has anyone ever plumbed their exhaust into a tube and vented it outside and let the tractor warm up in the garage? I'll be using the tractor to blow all winter and need a solution. I'd like to start the tractor in the garage and just turn the blower on and then back right out and start blowing. What does everyone else do?Thanks,big ed






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 11-12-2001, 07:10 Post: 33140
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 Starting tractor indoors, exhaust plumbing?

Quite a few auto garages around here use flex hose to pipe exhaust outside. I thing there also are conventional inside ventilation systems as well. I'd want to be very certain of any arrangement though. Gassing oneself isn't a great idea. I start my blower inside my shed and just back out and keep blowing. The only problem is that I leave my top link fairly short so the blower picks up less gravel. The blower doesn't take off the snow clear down to the ground, and there can be a buildup of snow pack that starts compromising my already marginal ROPS clearance. Several times a year I have to hack away at the snow pack with the loader blade. It's not a real big problem though.






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 11-12-2001, 08:47 Post: 33147
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 Starting tractor indoors, exhaust plumbing?

We have the same problem with several of our machines wich spend the winter in customer's locations, and our own shop. We merely installed the most powerful (most cfm) exhaust fans, like what you put in a washroom to remove excess humidity or unpleasant odours, directly above the exhaust stack. Most of these units are available with a twist-type timer control, set the timer to the desired run time and it goes off automatically. This way you just turn the unit on, start the tractor and let it go, it will vent the exhaust and then shut off automatically after you & the exhaust is gone. Best of luck.






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 11-15-2001, 14:40 Post: 33212
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 Starting tractor indoors, exhaust plumbing?

My experience with tractors is small.
My experience with cold weather is large.

1. Get a block heater.
2. Get a battery blanket.
3. Splurge and put synthetic oil in the critter,
if manufacturer allows it.

The use of synthetic oil for cold weather starts
saves a lot of wear and tear on the engine and
starter.

The battery blanket in effect makes the battery
twice the strength as it is cold.

Using a timer. Set the timer to turn power
onto the plug about 4 hours before you want
to start. (May require some experimentation for
time.)

In *really* cold weather (below -30) throw an old
blanket over the engine. (consider fire risk) The
heat you pump in has a harder time getting out.

If you use synthetic oil, you probably can move it
within a minute after starting. Move it outside, let it
finish it's warmup while you finish your coffee.

Experience:
My day job does not have electric plugs. Using
synthetic oil alone of the above tricks has allowed
my pickup to start without fail at temperatures as low
as -45 C.






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