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    What is your preference for heating your tractor in the winter?

    I have a 2015 5075e which comes with the factory air pre-heater. From what I have read, this feature works really well in the cold months. Where I live the temps can get down to 0 degrees F so I am wondering if I might need to purchase either a block heater, oil pan heater or water heater? I have never had any trouble starting the tractor when it is really cold out but I would prefer using another form of heat if possible when it gets that cold.

    What do you recommend?

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    i have used a block heater on each of three tractors,,,
    EACH time,, the tractor ran MUCH nicer when heated,, as compared to starting cold,,,

    So, although not a necessity,, the heater is VERY helpful,,,,
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    IMHO...they are worth the price, ease of starting, easier on engine.

    One of mine has the cold weather package from the factory, I added the other.
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    Block heater really does the job here during Michigan winters,
    don’t know why I waited years to install one on my 3038E.
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    Block Heaters are nice but use around 1200 watts or so of electricity to run. So you don't want to run it all night long just to start the tractor in the morning. Use a Timer to turn it on a hour or so before starting and they still work great even on your vehicles to warm them up. It is nice having the water warm in the engine or more important the oil warm for the bearings unless you use synthetic oil and then it lubricates nice right off the bat. Other then that a switch to start the heater ahead of time during the day is nice also. Don't forget to unplug it leaving! I have never used a block heater on my JD4044M yet in Eastern Washington Okanogan Area using the Key Operated Pre/heater but did need it on my old gas engine tractors. My old School Bus would blow black smoke and run on one or two cylinders for quite a while if I did not plug it in. Forgot a few times and almost did not get it started!!! Some Diesel are different when it comes to cold starting with out a heater.
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    Block heater all the way. I've had them on every tractor and diesel and gas trucks. Unless it's -30f, you don't need much more than an hour of on time to make a big difference.
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    My 2030 came with a block coolant heater. About 30 minutes is all it takes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    i have used a block heater on each of three tractors,,,
    EACH time,, the tractor ran MUCH nicer when heated,, as compared to starting cold,,,

    So, although not a necessity,, the heater is VERY helpful,,,,
    I put block heaters on my 332 and 455s and they like it !!
    when using them in the winter they start with little to no smoke and run smoother at start which has to be easier on the engine .
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    My vote goes block heater. It makes an enormous difference in cold starting. Personally, I plug it in for half an hour or so if the temp gets to 30 degrees, 1-2 hours for anything below 20. Highly recommend.
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    Over the winter:

    Block heaters that can be used when needed.

    Trickle chargers left attached to batteries so they don't freeze when seldom used in the frigid cold.

    Synthetic oil.

    Worth their weight in gold, and engine/money savers.
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