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Offline timberjack 240a

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Re: Cold weather starting
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2016, 01:30:41 PM »
Last year was pretty cold here and was having trouble getting my 240 running. About 20 below. Thought about setting my pickup and log truck up with quick connects but decided i didn't want to be swapping antifreeze between that many engines. Was at a store and saw a "little buddy heater". Runs off of small camp stove propane tanks that sell for about $5 for a pair. Bought the heater, two tanks, and a small tarp. Everything was under $100. I just open an engine cover, set the heater on my axle and throw the tarp over it. About 15 minutes blowing on the fuel pump, filters, and air intake. Fires right up. Pretty cheap and doesn't take up much room in the truck. Nice to have if you need to work on saws in the cold too.
When all else fails, cut it and see what happens.
2016 kenworth t800, rotobec elite, timberjack 240a, deere 450j, kobelco 70sr, mahindra 4035, to many saws to count

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Re: Cold weather starting
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2016, 01:53:40 PM »
  You can get a hose and run that Little Buddy off a 20 lb bottle extra cheap.
Stihl 041, 044 & 261, JD 2355 4X4 w/fel, JD 620, Yamaha Kodiak 400 & trailer, Kubota 400 RTV,  P&M OWB, 75 acres to play.

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