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  1. #1
    Bronze Member
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    Brooklyn CT.
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    little beaver/1430 pt

    Default block heater or dipstick heater ?

    Well I live in new england and I going to use my 1430 ( duetz diesal) to move fire wood in winter . I have a dipstick heater and added winter fuel additive which sould help me on cold starts , does any one use anything else like block heaters?

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    Southeast, MA
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    Power-Trac 1430 and Craftsman DGT6000

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    There is a glow plug system availilbe from Deutz. I think it is around $150. The lowest I've started mine this year is 33 degrees so we will see how it does at 25. Maybe it's time to install that new heater in my shop [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Columbia Co, Eastern NY
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    PT-1845

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    So far I've been able to start my 1845 Deutz down to about zero degrees F with no heat, though it does crank quite a long time before it will fire strongly enough to sustain itself at such low temps. It's the best cold weather starting diesel I've come across. I have no source of power where the PT is parked and have been thinking of looking into an intake manifold heater Deutz offers. But somehow, once PT is running it just slips my mind - until next time... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    Sedgewood

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    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
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    South Bend, Indiana (near)
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    Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    Wasn't someone talking about pointing a blow dryer down the air intake as well? Poor man's alternative. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Platinum Member RegL's Avatar
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    Northwestern CT
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    PT 1430

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    I use my 1430 a lot in Winter and like Sedgewood not much problem down to about zero. Also have to crank it with the starter longer untill it runs on it's own so a good battery is a must. Once started, it will run on one cylinder for a while and hydraulics real sluggish so let it warm up for a while before moving the tractor.

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    Montana (Near Bozeman)
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    PowerTrac 425 (September 2003)

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    For those cold winter mornings I use the following:
    block heater for the oil tank
    1.5 amp trickle charger
    Lotsa luck [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    Never had a problem until it gets to -30 or so then I put the heavy duty jump starter on the battery for a boost.
    PJ

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    Platinum Member RegL's Avatar
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    PT 1430

    Default Re: block heater or dipstick heater ?

    " Never had a problem until it gets to -30 or so then I put the heavy duty jump starter on the battery for a boost. "

    At -30 I'm inside next to the heater. Thank goodness it don't snow when it's that cold.

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