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    Gold Member OrangeToys's Avatar
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    Default Its getting cold

    Well this is my first winter with a tractor (mx5100) and it won't be used much now unless we get snow (usually in January) it will be sitting inside. What do I need to do to keep the motor and fluids in good shape and easy starting, I do have glow plugs ? I already have the anti gel stuff taken care of for the fuel.
    The temps now are upper teens but will get down into the single digits.

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    Default Re: Its getting cold

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeToys View Post
    Well this is my first winter with a tractor (mx5100) and it won't be used much now unless we get snow (usually in January) it will be sitting inside. What do I need to do to keep the motor and fluids in good shape and easy starting, I do have glow plugs ? I already have the anti gel stuff taken care of for the fuel.
    The temps now are upper teens but will get down into the single digits.

    Thanks
    If the tractor is in heated space all the better but in liu of same you can use a Kerosene fired space heater to warm it up for an hour prior to use and warm up the entire beast engine/transmission/hydraulic oil to allow it to run easier. I use one to prevent a lot of idling for warm up but a lot of the folks simply let them idle for a while.

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    Default Re: Its getting cold

    My tractor sits outside;I had an engine block heater installed.My tractor starts fine without it but the heater helps for sure.

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    Gold Member OrangeToys's Avatar
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    It sits inside but not heated inside
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    Default Re: Its getting cold

    All of ours sit in unheated barns or sheds and we don't have any problems. We have an 8000 and 7000 Series John Deere in our barn where we let our renters store them and they will be there all winter.
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    Default Re: Its getting cold

    Your fluids and engine will be just fine but sometimes the biggest challenge can be keeping the mice at bay to prevent wire insulation problems etc.

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