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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Since the Geezer Factor is kicking in and I'm getting to be a Sissy when it comes to dealing with the cold. And the wind is rarely still on my hill. I'm looking for a cab or heat houser to fit my Ford 1500.

Anybody know who makes them to fit compact tractors? Or is this something i'm going to have to build. I've accepted the fact that I'll likely not find one this winter, But want to be finding one before next winter sets in.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Femco [aftermarket] makes a lot of those.  They might have one to fit the 1500.

 

http://femcomfg.com/


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 02:38 PM

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Having used both I now prefer the Cabs to the heat housers. With a loader or or blade the heat houser is a big help. I wouldn't want to use one if I was blowing snow though. If you can get a cab (with big doors) I think you will like it.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 07:41 PM


Having used both I now prefer the Cabs to the heat housers. With a loader or or blade the heat houser is a big help. I wouldn't want to use one if I was blowing snow though. If you can get a cab (with big doors) I think you will like it.
Yeah Chris I am not sure where I want to go with this? Being cooped up in an office all week, I really like being outdoors on the weekend. A cab would be great in the winter, but in the summer i would rather be in the open. putting a cab on would make too much work to take off for summer. I do not have a roll bar on the tractor and really should have one on these hills. I wonder if a roll bar with canopy and heat houser might be the best compromise? At this time i am not planning to mount a snowblower.

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 09:47 PM

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how you checked at Colfax Tractor & Combine Parts

It would be a place to start at


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Here's something near Columbus.

http://columbus.crai...3500955665.html


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:02 PM

I have a soft cab with a hard top on my Simplicity and if I remember correctly it only takes 4 bolts to hold it on. Probably easier to remove than a heat houser but it's too many years since I put one of those on to recall. 


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:19 AM

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Be the envy of the neighborhood!  imagesCAXU1370.jpg


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:05 AM

Back when I had a backhoe with a cab, I would take out the side glass during the summer. The shade was nice. The back window would slide up to the top of the cab and stay there all summer.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:31 AM

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You sure you don't live in Oklahoma?

Looks like something I'd build.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 09:45 AM

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I'm not going to laugh too hard! Yes that's a bit Dorky, but when the windchill is sub zero who cares how it looks if it keeps the wind off?  The biggest fault I see in that one is restricted visibility. You could not see squat in that!


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 09:46 AM

JD Dannels

how you checked at Colfax Tractor & Combine Parts

It would be a place to start at

I have not yet. But will when I get closer to doing something. I go within a mile of that yard every day twice.


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