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Heated cab?

Postby ibdilbert » Fri May 31, 2019 2:19 pm

I'm getting ready to design a cab for my tractor, but then it hit me we don't have water pumps. Anyone with cabs figure out a way to get heat back to the cab? Maybe adding sometime of belt driven water pump?

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Larry B » Fri May 31, 2019 6:43 pm

the tractor has a thermosyphion cooling system. You can add an electric water pump pretty easy but since there is no thermostat you really run the risk of over cooling the engine and not getting the engine up to operating temperature. Will foul the plugs and may not put out enough heat. Might be easier to install an auxiliary alternator and an electric heater. If you had a 184 you could just upgrade the alternator. Go to salvage yard and get an alternator and buy a 12v heater.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby ibdilbert » Fri May 31, 2019 8:36 pm

I've got a 185 and a 154, both have the starter generator. I could always drop a rain gear on the flywheel and stick a starter and an alternator on it if I had too. Has anyone done a water pump and a thermostat? Wonder if there are any aftermarket universal water pumps available.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Rick Prentice » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:30 am

Do some searches from auto parts stores. alot of vehicles now days use a 12v water pump that installs in a heater hose, like 3/4". you can drill and tap the cub's lower elbow and plumb this pump into the system. this link copied for samplehttps://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-E39-525i-528i-530i-Land-Rover-Auxiliary-Water-Pump-for-Heater-System/264089704267?hash=item3d7cf9174b:g:UHkAAOSwYUZcL3Lq. also you can buy a therm for a ford tractor that installs inside of the rad hose https://www.ebay.com/itm/160-Degree-The ... SwJ0xaXi45
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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Mike H » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:14 pm

what I did for cab heat is installing canvas curtans on the side of the engine
the temp inside is about 50 degrees with the outside temp at 0

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Mike H » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:20 pm

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby ibdilbert » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:25 pm

Mike, what cab do you have on yours?

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Mike H » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:30 pm

a modified cab off of a 1066 international [big tractor]
had to move the bottom pannels in 6.5'' to fit tight to the sheet metal under the seat.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:51 pm

A couple possible approaches:
1) Use an air duct that gets flow from the cooling fan. I don't know how well it would work, but has been done by others.
2) Get a small heater fueled by gasoline or kerosene.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby BigBill » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:16 pm

There’s a 12v trailer truck cab heater? You have windshield wipers so a defroster maybe needed too. I’m thinking one of those 12v dashboard fans. This was my plan but my 55 Willy’s Jeep tractor does my plowing. I even purchased a am/fm cassette radio and a cub radio. I was thinking about adding a snow blower and go out plowing.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby Duner » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:02 am

Gas heater such as this. http://southwindheater.com/Home.html
Neighbor had a 1936 Chevy with South Wind heater. It would cook you out if you turned it up.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby ibdilbert » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:16 pm

I have never heard of a south wind heater, looks very interesting!

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby indy61 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:36 pm

ibdilbert wrote:I have never heard of a south wind heater, looks very interesting!


Yea, gasoline heater right next to you in an enclosed cab. The good ole days.

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Re: Heated cab?

Postby BigBill » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 pm

Doesn’t JC Whitney offer a water heater add on? I remember seeing an old Jeep with two heaters. My Jeep has no body just a seat it gives me a chance to test out that insulated hunting gear. An old truck driver told me those open air trucks in the old days they would wrap there legs in burlap bags. Lol

Check out sears for 12v heaters too.

Cab with heat, 12v coffee maker, dounuts?
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