What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

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What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

Postby LFEngineering » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:32 am

With a nor'easter fast approaching I decided to brave the 17 degree temperatures and get some chores done before the storm. As I went thru my warm-up procedure I wondered what everyone else does.

I suppose my "procedure" starts the last time I shut the tractor off. Since my throttle cable occasionally freezes in position I like to leave it at half throttle after shutting it off that way when I go to fire it up it's not stuck at idle. I also like to leave the creeper engaged, I've had a few times where the creeper lever gets frozen and I can't shift into low. According to the manual I can run 10 weight oil if operating below 32 degrees, but since I live in New England and tomorrow could be 55 I decided to stick with 30w and pre-heat the oil before starting. To do so picked up a 400w Kats magnetic block heater and stuck it on the bottom of the oil pan. 30-45 min with the heater on and the oil pan and bottom of the block are warm to the touch. Lastly I pull the choke and turn the key. She normally fires up with no problems. As I mentioned earlier I leave the creeper engaged that way I can slowly head off towards my destination as it warms up without taxing the motor too much.

What do you guys do?
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Re: What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

Postby Eugene » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:18 am

Cover a portion of the radiator in cold weather.
I have an excuse. CRS.
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Re: What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

Postby danmcdonald » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:31 am

Start the tractor and go in the house for coffee 10-15 minuets.
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Re: What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

Postby SONNY » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:54 pm

After it sounds like its running decent,--let it run at fast idle for a good half hour ,--that way carb is not freezing up so fast before you hit the cold!--- hang side covers on the engine will help keep warm air in too!---just cut some old tin panels and wire them on,--dont gotta be nuttin fancy! thanks; sonny
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Re: What's Your Warm-up Procedure?

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:38 am

My tractor is a turn-key. (but it does get to live inside an unheated pole barn)
Remove the battery tender, shake hands with shifter, pull out choke, depress clutch, turn key, open choke 1/2 way, drive. After a minute, fully open choke.
Nothing special needs to occur for cold weather.
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