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    Re: POWER TRAC PT 180

    love to see pictures of the diesel in the 180
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    I use the one made by ismartalarm.com. Its a smart switch. I also use their alarm for my barn. Works nice
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    I have a remote switch that I can activate from my iPhone. I have the heater plugged into it. At 3pm I remotely turned on the heater. I got home at 6pm. 18 degrees in the barn. Choke left wide...
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    Re: Developing Treadle Problem

    Thanks RegL, the brake was slightly raised. So glad thats all it was. Everything is good now.
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    Developing Treadle Problem

    Today while plowing snow my treadle started making a slight noise. The noise has gotten worse. It is a clanking noise and only does it while moving forward or reverse.
    Not familiar with treadles. ...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    Mike, not sure an hour is quite long enough. I know what you mean about the Kohlers. I told Terry I would buy a new 425 today if it had a kohler in it. My questions is why will the kohlers start...
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    Re: Using your PT to make money

    I live in southern NJ. I have a 1999 PT-422. Looking for a niche. Something to compliment my dog fence business.
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    Using your PT to make money

    Looking for ways to use my PT to help generate more income while getting more seat time. Any ideas?
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    The pad is in the inside of the tub. Not sure why you wouldn't want it on there all the time if it going start your machine with out all the hassle in the winter.
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    That silicone heater doesn't look like much, but let me tell you its the cats ***. All you need is one of those heaters. It is a 250 watt heater. I was using 2 KAT 400 watt magnetic heaters, with...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    It was 20 degrees in the barn this morning. I turned on the heater last night. The hydraulic tank was warm to the touch. Choke cable was frozen. I tried to start for about 10 seconds, then gave a...
  12. Re: PT425 and Robin/Subaru Engine Oil blow-by

    I too was having problems with gas in my oil. I put a shut off valve on the fuel line before the fuel pump. Whenever i am done with my PT-422 for the day I shut the valve off. My oil has been good...
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    Facebook

    Power Trac is now on Facebook. They have put up a few cool pictures and an old TV spot. Check them out.
  14. Re: Why I would buy another Power Trac in one word:

    ??????
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    The temperature in my barn this morning was 12 degrees. I plugged in the silicone heater at 11pm last night. This morning I tried to start my 422. The outside hydraulic tank was warm, however my...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    28 degrees in the barn this morning, started with no hesitation. Can't ask for anything more.
  17. Thread: Tweel

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    Re: Tweel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWLAr7P26c

    John Deere Zero Turn
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    30 degrees in the barn this morning. Plugged in last night at 11pm. Started with no hesitation whatsoever. The metal all around the tank is warm to the touch. Terry was soooo right with this...
  19. Thread: Tweel

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    Re: Tweel

    If you go to John Deere's website, they are putting them on their zero turn mowers. So I guess they are good on turf as well.
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    It is the KAT 24250 silicone heater. I found it on Amazon. I believe it is a 250 watt. 408578
  21. Re: Why I would buy another Power Trac in one word:

    Terry has always been very helpful with me. He is very knowledgeable and patient. I bought my 1999 PT-422 as a basket case. Between Terry and this forum I have a pretty nice running tractor now. ...
  22. Thread: Tweel

    by Frank Sorbello
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    Tweel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYZWL1ngS5E
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    I was using 2 KAT 300 watt Magnum heaters. You really couldn't feel the warmth on the metal. A half hour of the this KAT silicone heater and can feel the metal all around the heater really warming...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    I finally installed the new KAT silicone heater yesterday. I had it plugged in for 4 hours. Started right up at 38 degrees in the barn. Real test will be on tuesday. Temps are supposed to be in...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    I agree with you Marrt, the oil tank is the problem and not the engine do a degree. My question is why do the Kohler engines start much easier in cold temps under the same conditions (load). I...
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    When I called Terry, he gave me the part# and said you should be able to find it on the internet.
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    Re: PowerTrac Cold Weather Heaters....

    Why do Kohler engines start easier in colder temps than Subaru's? Any idea what is different?
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    Re: I'm without my 422 for awhile.......

    JJ I am liking the price on the 23hp Kohler, however it says for LP or Natural Gas.
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    Re: I'm without my 422 for awhile.......

    Don't want to hijack your thread. I did receive the KAT 24250 Heater today. It's small enough. However won't be able to install it just yet. Wind chill is in the single digits. I am afraid if...
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    Re: I'm without my 422 for awhile.......

    I have a 1999 PT-422. The previous owner had it rebuilt with about 700 hours. (around $1700) I have had it for two years. It has been a real bastard to start in weather below 40 degrees. I...
  31. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    Bob, do you think the heater is better than the magnetic ones? I have two magnetic heater I put on the outside of the tank. They are okay but I still need to put a propane heater facing it too. ...
  32. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    How old is your PT-425?
  33. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    I called Power Trac today. The only thing that has changed in the PT-425 is that they upgraded the wheel motors. New ones have more torque.
    She said they also have a new heater kit for cold...
  34. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    I don't have any experience with the fuel injected engines. So you'll have to ask someone that has one of the new Subarus how cold they've started theirs. :confused:[/QUOTE]

    I don't think Power...
  35. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    Moss Road,

    If you sold your PT-425 tomorrow. A month later you decided you missed your PT-425. Would you hesitate buying a new one knowing it doesn't have a Kohler in it, especially since you...
  36. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    What debris in the fuel system did you have?
  37. Re: I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    Moss Road,

    When the temp drops below 45 she is hard starting. I have to put heat to hit for it to start, other wise I will wear down the battery. I have other equipment with Kohler engines that...
  38. I want to buy a new 425 this year but ...

    I am leery about the Subaru engines. I haven't seen many posts from later model PT-425 users. Maybe that is a good thing because they aren't having problems with their machines. I wish there were...
  39. Re: Merry Christmas, you Power Trackers

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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    Re: Well now I've gone and done it...

    Did you consider any other engines beside a Subaru?
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    Re: Well now I've gone and done it...

    Great work!
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    Re: PT422 Cooling Fan Problem

    Anyone have a source for buying a new cooling fan?

    thanks
    Frank
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    Engine backfiring

    Yesterday I was mowing lawn with my old Dixie Chopper. I got stuck in some mud. Grabbed a chain and my 422. When I started to pull the Dixie out, my 422 started rapidly backfiring. It has done...
  44. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    Ken, just saw your pics. Amazing difference! Thanks for sharing.
  45. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    Those pictures sure do say a lot.

    Thanks
  46. Thread: Lights

    by Frank Sorbello
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    Lights

    Looking to replace the lights on my 422. I have looked on Surplus Center. Have any of you changed out your lights? Anyone using LEDs?
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    Re: New Starter for 422

    There were two existing holes on top of the tub. I drilled the top one out to a 1/2". I could see the head of the bolt. It was a straight shot. I measured the bolt hole openings center to center...
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    Re: New Starter for 422

    Couldn't be more happier!!!!! Total time removing and replacing starter was 2 1/2 hours. The two 1/2" holes worked perfectly. I didn't have to take any hydraulic lines apart or lift the motor. I...
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    Re: New Starter for 422

    I had some time today to remove the starter. I really didn't want to unbolt the engine from the stand. I don't have a hoist or any means to lift it. I took another approach. I drilled two 1/2"...
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    Re: New Starter for 422

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    Re: New Starter for 422

    I talked to Terry today. He said all I would need to do is unbolt the engine stand from the frame and then hoist the engine up high enough to remove the starter.

    Upon further review, I believe...
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    Re: New Starter for 422

    I bought a new starter last month but haven't had time until today to swap it out. However, unable to get to the two bolts on the side of the old starter.

    So far, I removed the muffler, battery...
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    Re: New Starter for 422

    Thanks for the information. How do I find out the year of the engine?
    My Power Trac is a 1999 machine.
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    New Starter for 422

    I have a 1999 PT-422 with a rebuilt Robin 22hp engine. Engine has been running good and strong. Just starting seems to be its biggest problem, even in the warmer temperatures.

    How difficult is...
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    Re: Building Quick Attach Plates

    That's awesome. Wish I knew how to weld
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    Best way to sell a tractor on eBay

    I want to sell my Steiner tractor on eBay, but am not sure what is the best way to list it. If I start it with no reserve, I have the risk of selling too cheap. What do you think the best way to...
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    Re: Attachment Carts

    375461375462

    Went to Harbor Freight, spent $16.99 for a dolly. Had some 2x4's laying around. Made a very useful cart for my trencher. Works nice.
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    Attachment Carts

    Looking to make some carts for my attachments. I have some of the smaller ones on moving carts. It makes it real nice to move them around my garage with out using the tractor. Trying to figure out...
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    Re: Adjusting Idle

    I cut about an inch off the new throttle steel line and re made the z in the line. Made a very big difference. She idles nice and low now. Very happy with the outcome.
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    Re: Adjusting Idle

    I have had the tractor for a year now. And to me the idle speed has always sound fast even at low throttle. When I push the governor lever all the way back toward the muffler she idles nice and...
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    Re: Adjusting Idle

    Thanks Moss, Sprayed everything. The new throttle cable is the exact same one that came with the machine. However the steel line in the cable seems about an inch too long. I think if I cut it...
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    Re: Adjusting Idle

    When I push the governor lever back toward the muffler, the engine idles beautifully. Even with the governor spring disconnected i still have to push the lever back to lower the idle speed. Is...
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    Re: Adjusting Idle

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    Adjusting Idle

    The idle on my 22hp Robin seems to be running fast at its lowest setting. I backed the set screw all the way out and with the throttle decreased all the way, the engine still seems like it is...
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    1568 International Harvester

    Looking for an exhaust manifold for a 1568 International Harvester. Any information where I can locate one would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks,

    Frank
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    Re: THROTTLE CABLE FROZE

    Hi Kent,

    that was it. I didn't have to order anything else.

    Frank
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    Re: THROTTLE CABLE FROZE

    Throttle cable and lever was $26 UPS shipping was $14. Total was $40 and change. Pleasantly surprised.
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    Re: THROTTLE CABLE FROZE

    I called PT the other day. Ordered a new throttle cable for my PT-422. $26 It comes with the lever.
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    Re: Vibratory Plow

    I will take some pictures and video.
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    Re: Vibratory Plow

    I will take some pictures and video.
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    Vibratory Plow

    My uncle has helped me make a pretty nice vibratory plow for my PT-422. It will bury wire at about eight inches.
    We are still looking for more speed for the vibratory plow.
    I talked to Terry on...
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    Re: Throttle Cable

    Looking to replace my throttle cable. Does anyone have a part number or size of the cable?
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    Re: Moving from an 1845 to a 425

    Are you doing anything special when starting during the cold months? starting fluid, heater tanks etc… Is it just firing up with a turn of the key?
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    Re: Moving from an 1845 to a 425

    I called Power Trac today, and asked if I could upgrade to an EFI Robin engine. Chrissy said that is not an option. I have read numerous posts on this forum about the problems with the Robin Subaru...
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    Re: Compression Test on PT-422

    Thanks Bob
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    Compression Test on PT-422

    I checked the compression on my PT-422 22hp Robin. On the left side I got 135psi. On the right side I got 145 psi. I couldn't find the specs for the compression on Robin's website. Does anyone...
  77. Thread: PT-429

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    Re: PT-429

    ernemats, you have a 422 and you have seen the 429, if your Robin died, would you convert it to the Kawasaki?
  78. Thread: PT-429

    by Frank Sorbello
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    Re: PT-429

    Thanks JJ for the links. It appears there is a lot more room in the tub with the Kawasaki then with the Robin. Why can this engine start in seconds with freezing temperatures. I would love to put...
  79. Thread: PT-429

    by Frank Sorbello
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    PT-429

    Several years ago there was a 422 owner that swapped out his 22hp Robin with a 29hp liquid cooled Kawasaki. I remember reading after seven hours on the machine the tran pump went and he just gave up...
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    Late model PT-425 users out there?

    Thinking about selling my 1999 PT-422 and buying a new PT-425. Would like to get some feedback from owners that have 2010 tractors and newer. Are they any better starting in the cold? Things you...
  81. Re: Plans (drawing) for 425 Quick Attach plate?

    I can't believe PT wants $175 for quick attach plate. Anyone know of an after market quick attach plate? or Anyone making them to re-sell?
  82. Oil & Fuel Re: PT 422 Robin Subaru Fuel Pump Necessary?

    That's cool. Does it come on at a certain temperature or is it on whenever the engine is running
  83. Re: Steiner / Ventrac attachments quick plate?

    356889


    You think a quick attach plate could be modified to accept steiner and ventrac attachments?
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    Re: Magnetic Tank Heaters

    This morning it was 7 degrees out. went into my pole barn to try to start my 422. Went to move the the throttle and choke levers - they were frozen. I put a tarp over the tractor. put a 40,000 btu...
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    Magnetic Tank Heaters

    I have 2 Kat 300 watt magnetic tank heaters on either side of my hydraulic tank. Is it bad to leave them on for long periods of time and or over night. My pole barn is about 20 degrees f right now....
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    Re: Finding Top Dead Center

    Adjusted valves today. Can not believe how quick it started and well it ran.
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    Re: PowerTrac Owners by State Updated

    Please add me to NJ Frank Sorbello

    Thanks
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    Re: Finding Top Dead Center

    Thanks JJ
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    Finding Top Dead Center

    Hopefully I am going to adjust the valves again on my 22hp Robin. Do any of you have tips for finding top dead center? Does it matter which cylinder is worked on first?

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Merry Christmas to you too!
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    Re: Adjusting my valves?

    How do you manually turn the engine? I have hydraulic pumps on either side of the engine. Do I need to disconnect one or both pumps to turn the shaft?
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    Re: Cold Weather Starting

    Getting a loud backfire out of the muffler when trying to start. It has been in the 20's and 30's this week. What is causing the backfire? I had the valves set not too long ago. The last three...
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    Re: Why 5W30?

    If you drained your hydraulic tank and went to a synthetic oil, would that help with starting in severe cold weather?
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    Why 5W30?

    Was wondering why Power Trac uses 5W30 motor oil in the hydraulics. Why wouldn't you use hydraulic fluid for hydraulic pumps, motors etc... Wouldn't the Robin engine start easier in cold weather...
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    Re: 422 OIl Filter Removal

    Thanks Moss Road for the Subaru info. Some of those gadgets sure are neat. Power Trac should look into using some on the equipment on there right from the get go. Remote oil filter and drain...
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    Re: 422 OIl Filter Removal

    Changed oil today in my pt-422. Bought a wrench at Harbor Freight to take the filter that worked great. Plastic bags also worked great. Thanks for the tip. Now to the funny part. While putting...
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    Re: 422 OIl Filter Removal

    Engine oil filter
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    422 OIl Filter Removal

    Is there an easy way to take off and on the oil filter. Can't get hand between tub and filter.

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Re: Wheel Trencher Help

    Hi Bob, I didn't purchase the blade with the trencher, I believe PT's blade makes a 3" plus wide trench. I bury wire, so I need to cut the ground as narrow as possible.
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    Re: new starter

    Peter,
    I thought about changing mine out. However, there is no room in the tub to get my hands near the starter. I think when my starter finally goes I will have to pull the motor out of the tub to...
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