Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28
  1. #21
    Elite Member TomSeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3,528
    Location
    timbuktu
    Tractor
    Many

    Default

    The manual on one of mine says to not even operate the tractor at all for 10 min after starting so the fluids are all warm. I have a hard time being that patient in the summer, but in the winter that is gospel.

  2. #22
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    129
    Location
    West Tx.
    Tractor
    Kubota B2620

    Default Re: How often should a tractor be run?

    It has been interesting to compare this thread with one about how often to run a generator.

  3. #23
    Super Member crazyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,838
    Location
    Northern Vermont

    Default Re: How often should a tractor be run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midniteoyl View Post
    Agree.. either let it sit or run it for 20 mins AFTER it it gets warmed up..

    As a side note - its suppose to be very, very bad to just let a diesel idle. I know the RV guys are adamant about it. I dont have a diesel, so cant comment.
    Here this often yet in the dead of winter it's very common to see semis and busses idling all night long as the driver sleeps inside the cab. Ever watch "Ice road truckers"?
    Kubota L4240,Case 580K backhoe, Case 450 Dozer

  4. #24
    Elite Member WilliamBos's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    4,473
    Location
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    Tractor
    MF 1635 12x12 Powershuttle

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post

    Here this often yet in the dead of winter it's very common to see semis and busses idling all night long as the driver sleeps inside the cab. Ever watch "Ice road truckers"?
    Webastos are installed for this reason, saves hours on the engine!!

    Idling diesels is not good for them, especially those with DPF's.
    Thanks,

    Will


    I do not care if someone's net nanny is watching!! You need to stop...

  5. #25
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    181
    Location
    Houston Tx
    Tractor
    1900 Ford

    Default Re: How often should a tractor be run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Locoweed View Post
    It has been interesting to compare this thread with one about how often to run a generator.
    I bet.


    But diesel tractor vs gas generator. apples and oranges

  6. #26
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2,253
    Location
    Knox, In,
    Tractor
    Ford 3400, Gizmow ZTR, Simplicity 7116H

    Default Re: How often should a tractor be run?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    Here this often yet in the dead of winter it's very common to see semis and busses idling all night long as the driver sleeps inside the cab. Ever watch "Ice road truckers"?
    A lot of those arent the actual engine but an APU (genset)...

  7. #27
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    77
    Location
    Plymouth, mn
    Tractor
    None yet

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post

    Here this often yet in the dead of winter it's very common to see semis and busses idling all night long as the driver sleeps inside the cab. Ever watch "Ice road truckers"?
    When your choices are "too cold to start in the morning" or idling over night, you take the lesser of two evils--idle for a long time. It doesn't make it good for it. Just less bad than the alternative. The best options is to let it sit off and plug in the block warmer for a while before stating it.

    And technology has I proved a lot. Trucks and rvs have small generators now, and truck stops have umbilical cords with power and air conditioning/heating so they don't have to idle their trucks all night.

  8. #28
    Elite Member WilliamBos's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    4,473
    Location
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    Tractor
    MF 1635 12x12 Powershuttle

    Default

    Trucks have these...


    http://www.webasto.us/general/en/html/8237.html

    IRT is another dramatic ovrr hyped inaccurate POS show, that should not be on the air!! Everything is exaggerated!!
    Thanks,

    Will


    I do not care if someone's net nanny is watching!! You need to stop...

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Run off from pond/road tile....
    By ATP in forum Projects
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2013, 08:02 AM
  2. To keep and repair or run away?
    By suprnova in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-21-2013, 11:58 AM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-24-2013, 11:41 AM
  4. won't run after new manifold
    By Terry N in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-23-2013, 10:15 PM
  5. anyone run a 2 bottom with theur 235?
    By brown1 in forum Bobcat Tractors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-18-2013, 05:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.