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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 10:13:26 PM »
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I believe that they were first made at or near Hearst Ontario.
I  do not know if they are still being made I have had mine for over 20 years.
They are the "Cats meow" for sure.
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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 12:05:24 AM »
Al what circulates the fluid out of the heater and then into the block?

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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 07:09:49 AM »
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The unit was manufactured in Longlac Ontario (west of Hearst) the design was patented in 1975,
It circulates the water by convection.
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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 05:32:15 PM »
change the oil synthetic doesn't turn molasses, good batteries, and a small sniff of either. should fire right up.  detroits like a little not alot.  i have a duetze needed either twice. good luck
work with my father[jwilly] and my son. we have a 240 tj 160 barko[old] works great three generations working together

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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2014, 06:20:45 PM »
Hey OntarioAl, was your TJ the one parked on the side of a hwy clearing job just east of Thunder Bay, Ont in Sept ?? It was parked beside a Hydroax if I remember correctly ????

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I knew she was a keeper when she told me to buy the old skidder !!!!!

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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2014, 07:01:22 AM »
The first thing to do is switch oil to a 5W-40 full synthetic oil. You will be amazed at how much difference this will make. Does not guarantee it will start as everything else must be up to snuff, but every little bit helps.
Would you suggest this oil for a 440b JD engine as well?

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Re: Cold weather skidder start timberjack 230
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2014, 07:19:58 AM »
Gary C, what type of 5-40 synthetic are you running. I run that in a TDI Volkswagon Jetta and it does spin over good in the cold. I am using Rotella T-6 in the Jetta. That would be a 60$ oil change in the Detroit. How often do you change that out during the winter.

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