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Getting ready for winter

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:50 pm

My 48 with a woods is done for the year. Mowing is this cubs only dedicated job. Got my.other 48 for odd n ends through the winter. Anti freeze is checked and good but what else does she need for her winter hibernation? Will be stored outside.

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Re: Getting ready for winter

Postby Willy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:35 pm

Based on growing up with a Super C that never was parked inside or under anything but a tree, I'd at least park it under a shed or some kind of cover to keep the wet out of it. By the time I left home after high school, it had some serious patina going on.

I'd also disconnect the battery and put a float charger on it.
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Re: Getting ready for winter

Postby Eugene » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm

I put Marine Stabul in the gasoline. Run the tractor for a bit after installation of Stabul. Tractor running, shut off the gas, let tractor die, shut off ignition.

I start my winterized machines every month or so, during warmer weather. Keeps engine lubricated and batteries charged.
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Re: Getting ready for winter

Postby Fordman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 am

Good post op. Definitely check the antifreeze, add some sort of fuel additive for storage, and I remove the battery from my outside tractors and put them on a trickle charger in the barn. As stated go out and run them every now and then and you shouldn't have any issues. Has worked for me so far.... (Knock on wood)

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Re: Getting ready for winter

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 am

I have Stabil in yhe fuel and even mowed a time or 2 with it in there. That battery is swapped between 3 tractors one of which will be used off and on over winter. There will be a tarp over it. The paint kinda sucks on it anyway though. But obviously don't want it looking any worse.

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Re: Getting ready for winter

Postby rod330 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 pm

I have the luxury of storing everything except my trailers (12' utility and 22' tilt bed) in the barn. I noticed the white painted wheels on the trailers starting to show a few signs of rust so I gave them a light coat of Fluid Film. I'm not sure it would give full protection against the effects of a harsh winter but I'd be tempted to give my Cub a light coat of Fluid Film if it was spending the winter outside.
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