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#1 flip OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:02 PM

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Not pretty, but warm and dry for blowing snow.
That is my 316 under all that.

Edited by flip, December 18, 2011 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted December 18, 2011 - 01:50 PM

:thumbs: I like it, lots of windows.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 02:39 PM

BTW, notice the hose from the front? Hot air off the muffler is piped into the cab. (I have no oil leaks so no fumes just clean warm air)

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 03:02 PM

Sweet. What model of blower is that on your 316? I was wondering about that hose. Do you use a fan in the cab to pull the air in? I would worry about breathing in exhaust fumes(carbon monoxide). How do you pick up the hot air from around the muffler?

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 03:06 PM

I have wanted to do the same with piping hot air off the engine and muffler but the fumes is what has me a little nervous.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 03:21 PM

It is the 47 inch 2 stage. The hydraulic chute control was gone when I got it, and with a 316 only one hydro valve, so I made a manual control

I used to drive a VW Beetle and they run air over the manifold for heat. If you leak oil that burns on the outside or have an exhaust leak it would be a problem.
The engine pushes air forward, so I sewed a canvas cover for the front that catches enough air. It is not hot, but in a 10 min test run today at 30 degrees it was getting warm in there.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 03:31 PM

Ok I think I see now. I have a 314 so the engine is similar. It sounds like you are picking up heated air that the engine fan is pushing past the fins. So oil leaks would be pretty smelly.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 04:18 PM

Nice looking set up flip.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 06:41 PM

That's a nice rig you have! Should keep you warm and dry!

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 02:04 PM

First blizzard test: All systems work great. I sometimes must remove hat and gloves because it gets warm.
Things to try to add:
1: Windshield wipers. (Why no matter what direction I aim is up wind?)
2: Rear view mirrors. Looking over shoulder is a pain. I am worried outside ones would get snow covered. Maybe jus an automotive inside one.

I wish I had a 318 with steering brakes.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 02:12 PM

Ok I think I see now. I have a 314 so the engine is similar. It sounds like you are picking up heated air that the engine fan is pushing past the fins. So oil leaks would be pretty smelly.


Brian,
I think that is a 316 Onan, so the engines aren't similar. The fenders look like the later 300 series as they're more squared off like the 318. Plus a 316 Kohler would have turning brakes and dual hydraulics (the 316 Onan came standard with just one hydraulic lever).

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Looks like a great setup and lots of fun !!

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Brian,
I think that is a 316 Onan, so the engines aren't similar. The fenders look like the later 300 series as they're more squared off like the 318. Plus a 316 Kohler would have turning brakes and dual hydraulics (the 316 Onan came standard with just one hydraulic lever).


Yes TMO the 316 K was a deluxe tractor and the newer 316 was a basic version of the 318. Hard to tell in that picture which one it was.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Brian,
I think that is a 316 Onan, (the 316 Onan came standard with just one hydraulic lever).

Yep it is a 316 Onan.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 01:43 PM

Nice setup.




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