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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Today was the first time I got/had to blade snow with the winter front on the Ferguson.  Yes I could feel the warmth from the engine and that part was great but the slight exhaust leak that has been there since I owned the tractor, that is hardly noticable, was funneling exhaust right up into my face.  A new exhaust donut gasket is in order the next time I go to town.  I never thought about it because without the winter front installed it is a non issue.  Now I have a bad headache.

When installing a cab or winter front make darn sure the exhaust is tight.  :wallbanging:

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Thanks Kris, very good point.  There are numerous ways to get CO poisoning so be careful.  

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 01:06 PM

I just came in from running the blower tractor with cab and I think it's a good thing it's not airtight.  No headache but I can smell it a little bit.  Everything is tight on the exhaust l but I am going to see about an extension for the muffler to get it away from the side more.

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Knew a man who had a cab on his Wheel Horse. Used his blower all the time. He always complained of a roaring headache after blowing snow. We looked at his tractor and determined that the fan and duct system he had for heat in the cab was funneling CO into the cab. We changed the setup and he had no more problems. Please stay safe. Good to remind people. Roger.

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 05:44 PM

I went out this afternoon and peeled back the heat houser, emoved the ex. pipe from the manifold. There is no donut like a car - only a male flair on the manifold side and a female flair on the tailpipe side.  BOTH pieces have rust pits that could effect the seal.  The previous owner used a 2 and 1/2 inch clamp to hold it together and the pipe is just inch and a half.   That plus one of the bolts was rusted down enough the threads won't hold the nut.   

A new clamp will be installed tomorrow.

Also noticed the tailpipe stops under the floorboard so I will extend that a little past the rear axle. 

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I've often wondered about those cabs.

I'd rather look like Frosty the Snowman.

Plus, the visibility can't be great either.


Maybe you guys that are using a cab, should put in a

detector. They're cheap, and reliable now a days.

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 08:27 PM

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Edited by A.C.T., December 23, 2013 - 03:35 AM.

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 04:22 AM

Gotta watch that co,it can sneak up on you and put you in the deep forever sleep,consider the head ache a warning.
find that leak and fix it and IamSherwood has a good idea about a detector.Be safe in the shop also.



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 07:12 AM

There are so e sealants that have been used on joints like that over the years. Talk to a mechanic you trust about some options.