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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 03:57 PM

I was out cutting wood for 2 hours this morning and quit when the snow got heavy. I was pretty cold when I came in. Some of my old GTs have cigarette lighters. I was thinking that a local store(Benny's) sells 12v heating pads that plug into the cars' lighter. One of those inside my coveralls would be toastie! Has anyone tried this? I get a nagging feeling that there is something not safe about it but, since the cab still is in the garage I'm tempted.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:10 PM

Would be nice as long as it doesn't short out in your pants.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:12 PM

I don't know about those heating pad's but I have a complete set of heated clothes I use when riding my mc.  There is a jacket or liner(I have the liner), pants (again either out side pants or a liner), gloves, socks or sole inserts.  They work off my 12v system and I have temp control for the jacket liner and another for the pants liner and gloves.  You can also get a battery pack.  You guys up north having to deal with all this snow I would think that if you don't have a cab this would be a good way to go.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Just make sure that no snow gets down there !!!  lol..     Seriously, it sounds like it could help. If you try it let me know how it works, please ? I'm usually quite warm in my coveralls and viinyl cab, but I'm always open for new ideas.


Edited by oldtimer, December 29, 2012 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:14 PM

Shouldn't be a problem as they are probably fused in the plug.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:39 PM

I plowed for 3 hours today. Insulated coveralls were good enough in the sun. Snow blowing off the trees was a problem until I put a face shield on. I'll check out the heating pad this week.



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:01 PM

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:27 PM

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There ya go posting pics of my plow again!



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Check and make sure the pad is safe to use in wet environments. First time someone sneaks up behind you and honks the horn you'll know why.  :D  Melting snow is also a concern.


Edited by Cvans, December 30, 2012 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Funny you did this post today ,I saw a 12volt heating pad in the K-mart ad today and was thinking of doing the same thing , Al

http://www.kmart.com...r=1356914021071



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Posted February 14, 2013 - 07:27 PM

What a smart idea,my tractor has a 12 volt pluggin source I could just use it on the seat to keep things warm.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:32 AM

Boyscout,

 

These are not heated, but work pretty well. I've had a set for a while from my earlier snowboarding days and it dawned on me just last year to wear them while out on a frozen tractor seat.

 

They are made of neoprene, like a wetsuit, and have straps to hold them on over your outerwear/ coveralls.

 

They are called " Hot  Buns" , so if you google it , make sure you add " skiwear " to the search. :rolling: p70993b.jpg


Edited by marlboro180, February 20, 2013 - 08:34 AM.

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