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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:33 PM

All working and ready for snow, which could come at any time now. Not looking forward to it, after last year.  Noel

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:38 PM

My 1855 is ready, blower attached, new ag tires, weights on newly built 3-point bar, fresh gas, fresh sparkplugs, but my heart isn't into it this year.  I DO not want the snow that is falling outside right now.... Bah-Humbug!

 

Update, pic from last year.... brrrrrr

 

 

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:35 PM

How does the loader work?a winch?I have heard of those but never seen one..does it do a good job?


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 08:13 PM

I have to think about getting mine ready. thanks for the reminder. 


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 08:54 PM

It is lifted by a winch. I have another picture of the set up I think. Will try and post it tomorrow. Noel.
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Posted November 12, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Glad to hear some of you are ready. I was not. After coming home from Florida we had somewhere between 14-17 inches of snow. (Tuesday)


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 11:45 PM

A question for y'all.  How does yours start when left outside?  If I don't leave mine in a heated garage, it will not start, period.  I have thought about leaving an elec. blanket over the eng but I think as cold as it gets here that would do no good.  Our temps in ND from late Dec to mid Mar.  is common place to stay well below zero even during the day.  I have seen many days where a day warmer than -20 f. we considered a heat wave.

 

Sorry op, not trying to hi-jack your thread.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Glad to hear some of you are ready. I was not. After coming home from Florida we had somewhere between 14-17 inches of snow. (Tuesday)

 

Glad we did not get that.  It hit us from US 90 south, we only got a dusting so far.  so far.....


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Good looking group.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 03:33 AM

A question for y'all.  How does yours start when left outside?  If I don't leave mine in a heated garage, it will not start, period.  I have thought about leaving an elec. blanket over the eng but I think as cold as it gets here that would do no good.  Our temps in ND from late Dec to mid Mar.  is common place to stay well below zero even during the day.  I have seen many days where a day warmer than -20 f. we considered a heat wave.

 

Sorry op, not trying to hi-jack your thread.

Throw a weather proof blanket over the hood and a 60W trouble light beside the engine. Have an electric heat gun handy for warming up the carb and manifold in the really cold weather. An oversize battery is a bonus for cold weather outside starting. I squeezed a Group 27 deep cycle marine battery into my MF1655.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 04:05 AM

Magnetic block heater if you can get it to stick flat someplace... I need to get mine all ready tonight... DOH!! Snow expected in the morning on Friday... I need to remove the mule drive and install the front pto drive, then the cab and then the blower....
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Posted November 13, 2014 - 05:05 AM

Mine all start, but not real easy. Mine are in heated garage. Makes it much easier. My sons are in a unheated garage. His will go. We have a ferguson tractor to and it seems to start what ever the temperature. Noel

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Posted November 13, 2014 - 06:53 AM

Magnetic block heater if you can get it to stick flat someplace...

 

I use one when we get into the real cold.1/2hr of that makes a big difference.

And as Tudor said, a blanket over it, to keep the cold wind off too.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Pictures of how winch lifts loader.  It will lift about 40 lbs, will carry more if you set stuff in it, like firewood. Not enough leverage in the way it's set up to lift much. Fun to use, may not be much faster than shoveling by hand. It has been very handy when you have a sore back.  Has a trip bucket with automatic reset when you lower the loader down. I can only imagine how handy a real loader would be.  Tried to make it look like a loader on a 135 MF farm tractor.   Noel   

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