Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Gold Member KENSFM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    470
    Location
    MA
    Tractor
    JD 2210 JD318 JD332

    Default To start or not to start

    I own a JD 650 that is used this time of year only for snow removal. We live in Southeastern MA and although we have had some snow most of the big storms have missed us or turned to rain. My JD just sits in the garage just waiting to go to work. My question, should I start it up once in a while just to keep everything ready or let it sit until that big storm comes. Any opinions?
    Thanks, Ken

  2. #2
    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    4,028
    Location
    West Newbury, MA & Harrison, ME
    Tractor
    Kubota L5460HSTC

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    I'd run it once a month or so, just so there aren't any surprises when the big snow does decide to come.

    If you do start it, let it get up to operating temp. This is better for the engine & allows the battery to charge up a bit as well.

    Where in MA? I hail from Dartmouth, now live in West Newbury (Near Haverhill& Newburyport). We've got 2+ feet on the ground now. What a difference 100 miles makes!

  3. #3
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    813
    Location
    Pomfret,Connecticut
    Tractor
    yanmar 336d w ldr,Cub,many attachments

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    Well Here goes, you should get a few on this one, start it up, warm it up and get soem moisture out of it. normal warm to cold will make moisture,plus it does not wnt to be alone out there and say nothing all winter=Talk with your tractor !!!

    Lloyd

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    73
    Location
    Live in Upstate SC, farm is in NC
    Tractor
    NH TN55

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    I can't speak for JD's recommendations, but the owner's manual for my NH TN55 provides a "to-do" list if the tractor is to be left idle for more than one month. Using the tractor monthly keeps the injectors lubricated.




  5. #5
    Gold Member KENSFM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    470
    Location
    MA
    Tractor
    JD 2210 JD318 JD332

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    Hazmat, I live in North Dighton, MA not too far from where you used to live.
    Ken

  6. #6
    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    4,028
    Location
    West Newbury, MA & Harrison, ME
    Tractor
    Kubota L5460HSTC

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    My parent's used to store their boat at a yard in Dighton. Small world!

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    8,259
    Location
    Shingle Springs California
    Tractor
    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    A few years ago, we were in Ct for vacation with friends. They took us from New Milford, up highway-7 I think, all the way up to Killington and Woodstock Vt. Did we pass close to you guys? It sure was beuatiful countryside up thata way.

    We also took a day trip from New Milford up to Mystic. That was nice too.

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    0

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    When you shut it down, stuff a rag in the exhaust, and cover the air cleaner intake with a baggy so the machine doesn't suck in cold air as it cools down. This prevents moisture in the cold air from getting to the valves.
    Definitely run it up every couple weeks. just remember to pull the rag out of the exhaust and remove the baggy first.

  9. #9
    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    4,028
    Location
    West Newbury, MA & Harrison, ME
    Tractor
    Kubota L5460HSTC

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    Robert,

    You were a fair bit West of Dighton or West Newbury. New England sure is charming ehh?[img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Rest in Peace
    frank_f15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    6,033
    Location
    BUFFALO ,NEW YORK AREA
    Tractor
    kubota b2400- R4 tires

    Default Re: To start or not to start

    IF IT WERE ME I WOULD START IT(oops) and run it and take it out and drive it, and cycle all the hydrualics a few times. just make sure you get everything good and warm and lubricated, course u could also drive it down here and move some of my snow[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.