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    Question Cold storage for the x738 in the winter

    My x738 always has been stored in my attached garage to the house that never gets below freezing in the winter as long as I keep the doors closed. I want to park my vehicles in the attached garage so I'm building another garage to store the x738. The new garage is not going to be insulated or heated. I use my x738 to plow snow in the winter. So I'm wondering how well the x738 does in cold starts when it is freezing in the winter?

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    It does just fine. The hydraulics take a few mins to warm up but that can be expected. Otherwise, nothing to sweat.
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    I've never had a problem starting my old 345 or my current x758 in unheated sheds in the cold MN winter. I do recommend keeping a battery tender on it if you won't be running it for several weeks. With a solid battery charge there is no reason your 738 shouldn't fire up quickly every time.

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    I don't normally store mine in unheated garage but in my shop which is insulated and heated to 36F. So chilly but not -20F which we can see. The biggest thing I notice is that the hydraulics are pretty sluggish until warmed up. Also you might want to add a battery tender or something to make sure your battery stays topped off. Other than that it should fire right up with no issues.


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    I have been storing my equipment in unheated buildings for over 40 years. Diesel equipment is the only ones that I ever had trouble starting during that time, when it was very cold.
    Gas equipment always starts just fine no matter how cold it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    Gas equipment always starts just fine no matter how cold it is.
    And if they don't a little toot of starting fluid brings them to life immediately.
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