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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    I saw this link on tbn yesterday Heaters

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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by chim View Post
    Here it is:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...ided-time.html

    I never noticed the top line in your sig line till now. When I saw it I thought you somehow ended up with the last line in one of my posts on the cab build.
    Thanks for the link; now it's time for me to read the thread.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    I did the same thing as BSINPA50, I got a canopy off a Yamaha golf cart from local dealer (used) for $50 made a mount and fastened to the ROPS with square U bolts. Then I got a golf cart enclosure from Golfsmith for under $100 , from the front of the canopy I used 3/4 emt tubing to the top of my loader uprights. The excess front material I trimmed and tucked under the hood and side tin. The sides I trimmed around the wheels and used stick on industrial velcroe from Lowes $15. When I installed it in October we had a couple cold days that I used it and it really cuts the wind. After the storm I used it for a couple of days and it was too hot, I had to leave the door unzipped or the windows would fog. It is a pain to get in and out but it sure beats open seat. Being elcheapo I can live with it until I get material together for a permanent build. I have used this in the woods for a month now cleaning up after Sandy with no problems. The windows are the big problem, the wrinkles make it a challenge to see real good.

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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    Take that heater box you're building and attatch two old hair drier hoses to it.
    Don a snowmobile suit and tuck those hoses into each pant leg.
    You'll be unzipping all over the place to vent before you know it.
    Nelson
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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by retiredmgn View Post
    Take that heater box you're building and attatch two old hair drier hoses to it.
    Don a snowmobile suit and tuck those hoses into each pant leg.
    You'll be unzipping all over the place to vent before you know it.
    I love it.
    HAVE FUN

    Life is easier when you plow around the stumps.


    2720

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    Quote Originally Posted by retiredmgn
    Take that heater box you're building and attatch two old hair drier hoses to it.
    Don a snowmobile suit and tuck those hoses into each pant leg.
    You'll be unzipping all over the place to vent before you know it.
    Where would you find old hair dryer hoses? You're definitely dating yourself there old man! Lol

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    I bet if you found a junkyard seat from a car with heated seats you could grab the heater pads out of it and put them on the seat of your tractor.

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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    The alternator on my truck with heated seats puts out over 100amps, my tractor puts out 30, lights take 25....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat32rf
    The alternator on my truck with heated seats puts out over 100amps, my tractor puts out 30, lights take 25....
    Heated seats run about 10 amps per seat about the same as the blower motor set on high. In all fairness the alternator on your truck runs a few more electrical loads than your tractor

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    Default Re: anti freeze heater for open rops tractor

    thanks mike i will use them if i can find some would i need one heating coil or the pair if i need a bigger amp alt i will buy one its better then freezing

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