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    Default BX Series Block Heater ???

    The dealer installed block heaters in all there tractors for the cold Maine winters. My question is how long before you use your tractor do you plug it in? Should it be left plugged in overnight?

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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    better question is how do you feel about the large electric bill ? an 1/2 hour before starting up is sufficeint for the BX's.

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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    Inspect them carefully. Be sure the dealer truly installed a block heater and did not just stick on a magnetic block heater. I am disappointed to say that I asked for the former but received the latter.
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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    They installed the real deal block heater I just wasn't sure how long to plug it in. It looks like 1/2 hour it is. Thanks for the help guys

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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    I turn it on for 1 hour before. Try 30 mins and see how warm the engine is by touching the the engine before you start it.
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    Gold Member nh DRAGON's Avatar
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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    Quote Originally Posted by bp fick View Post
    Inspect them carefully. Be sure the dealer truly installed a block heater and did not just stick on a magnetic block heater. I am disappointed to say that I asked for the former but received the latter.
    I can only hope that you rectified the situation!
    Actually they do really well. I thought about a block heater but I have started mine with the glow plug at -30f before and now it is in a heated garage so it's cool,
    BX2350, FEL, 54"mmm, 6' Woods rake, Kubota/GB 667 tiller, keenan Innovations weight box, Ripper and Log Dawg skidder!

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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    Quote Originally Posted by nh DRAGON View Post
    I can only hope that you rectified the situation!
    Actually they do really well. I thought about a block heater but I have started mine with the glow plug at -30f before and now it is in a heated garage so it's cool,
    I let it go. I took delivery in late July. I confess I trusted rather than verified. My mistake. What I did do is pick up another at TSC, and for now, I run two of them. We have daytime highs in the teens and it is snowing almost every other day, so this isn't a good time to pull a freeze plug. I can assure you that even with two, the engine is NOT warm to the touch on the far side from the magnetic heaters, but still, it starts right up fine. Mags are better than nothing, but not by a whole lot.
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    Default Re: BX Series Block Heater ???

    Sorry, Didn't mean to get you going, Only to reassure you that it will start even wen it is cold! Relax!.. All is good!
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