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Poll: Snow cabs on GT's (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Are they worth having / using

  1. yes (22 votes [95.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 95.65%

  2. no (1 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

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#16 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 11:50 PM

I'll know I've finally attained "Old Geezer" status.

That's me and proud of it. :D
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Posted November 06, 2012 - 01:00 AM

"Oh, the wheeler does have heated grips!!"

Don't turn them on! Over time they will lower your resistance!:D

I do need a new pair of goggles this year, my new glasses don't fit too well in my old ones.

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Posted November 06, 2012 - 08:32 AM

I just have a blade right now, but I modified a 3 sided agra fab cab to fit. Is it a necessity? No, but it sure was nice to be out of the wind. I built a back for it and enclosed the footwells.

I didn't put the cab on last year because I was hauling my tractor some to plow the church parking lot. I have snow blower I am going to eventually add to one of my tractors and then I will put the cab on that tractor.

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Posted November 06, 2012 - 06:58 PM

I just have a blade right now, but I modified a 3 sided agra fab cab to fit. Is it a necessity? No, but it sure was nice to be out of the wind. I built a back for it and enclosed the footwells.

I didn't put the cab on last year because I was hauling my tractor some to plow the church parking lot. I have snow blower I am going to eventually add to one of my tractors and then I will put the cab on that tractor.

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That's a real nice modification. How do you get in?

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Posted November 06, 2012 - 08:59 PM

The other side has partial door in the foot well and the cab material isn't fastened permanently in the back corner.

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 10:24 AM

That's a real nice modification. How do you get in?

here is a picture of the other side and the partial door.
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Posted November 07, 2012 - 07:42 PM

I just put my cab on along with the blower. I can't believe how quiet the blower is! You can't feel it or hear it at all ! The cab is just like yours Chuck. Right now it's snowing and very windy? I might have something to blow tomorrow :)

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Posted November 07, 2012 - 09:30 PM

I might have something to blow tomorrow :)

Had to rub it in didn't you. :smilewink:

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 06:06 AM

Chris,you may get something to play in soon!

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 05:28 PM

Nothing! It all melted ....... oh well , right now I'm at the vet with my male dashie. He is lambed up not sure if he has disc issues or Lyme ? I'd rather be blowing snow!!!!

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 05:31 PM

How does one handle "humidity" in a small enclosure like a GT cab? The JD310A I used to run would fog up if the heater wasn't going full tilt with the windshield "finger nipper" blowing at HI and it had a decent sized cab.

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 06:24 PM

That's something I've also wondered about too, Harold. I've wondered if there's a way to channel engine cooling air back into the cab.Whenever I'm able to put the 314 to snow plow duty I'm gonna see if I can fashion some curtains like the old farm tractors had to channel engine cooling air back to my handsd and face and, in the case of the 314, also get heat off the muffler. No exhaust gas of course, that'll be channeled out the side like it is. See, I guess I am getting wussy in my old age,LOL!!
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Posted November 08, 2012 - 07:33 PM

How does one handle "humidity" in a small enclosure like a GT cab? The JD310A I used to run would fog up if the heater wasn't going full tilt with the windshield "finger nipper" blowing at HI and it had a decent sized cab.


I've got a small 12V box fan (similar to the cooling fans in computers) mounted in one upper corner of my cab to blow across the windshield! ~~ Lowell

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 12:53 AM

Yeah, I was wondering about the moisture because when I plow I get real excited, my heart rate goes way up and I get to breathing very heavy!:D

I don't think my JD GX would be a candidate for trying to channel engine air back to the cab. Hot air goes mostly straight down off the cylinders and keeps the mower deck warm. Muffler is waaay up front ahead of the engine... But maybe some flex pipe, about a dozen clamps and I could heat up the floor boards... But I'm hopefully a couple decades away from trading in my "Plowing Attire" for a cab... besides, they make electric heated suits and sox today for them wussy snowmobile guys.:D

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Unless you have a windshield wiper I would not suggest bringing warm air into your cab. You will be forming slush and ice on the windshield and have to stop and scrape it off all the time. The snow on your cloths with melt and and stat fogging up all the windows. The thought of heat is very inviting but brings to bear other issues.

Chris,you may get something to play in soon!

Never saw a flake Kenny. I hope it holds off for a couple of days until I get the new flywheel back in the old P.U.




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