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    Windshield frosting over!!

    I have a Curtis cab on my 1026r with a 54" snow blower. The problem I am having is when the snow blows back on the windshield it frosts over to the point that I can't scrape it clean enough to be able to see where I am going . I have been looking for some kind of a defroster to put in the cab to help with this. Does anyone know of anything that I can get to help remedy this problem?

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    Take the cab off? lol

    Sorry I know I am no help.

    Can you add a wiper? Or would even a 12v heater be enough to help?

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    Is it a "heated" cab with a wiper?
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    I would love to have a Curtis Cab and be in a similar predicament. I would be looking at a 12V heater that plugs into the 12V socket on the right side fender. It does not take much to keep it warm, so you mostly need defrosting. I would suggest a 12V heater like this. Peak 2-In-1 Heater/Defroster & Cooling Fan - Mills Fleet Farm

    I have found them to have good prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    I would love to have a Curtis Cab and be in a similar predicament. I would be looking at a 12V heater that plugs into the 12V socket on the right side fender. It does not take much to keep it warm, so you mostly need defrosting. I would suggest a 12V heater like this. Peak 2-In-1 Heater/Defroster & Cooling Fan - Mills Fleet Farm

    I have found them to have good prices.

    Dave
    I've sold at least 6 of ones like that at Adv auto and everyone of them have come back ,,,,no good,,,don't work . may work for you .
    Before putting in a regular heater,,, I used a golf cart type heater from Cabelas . Wally World and others sell them
    .. Yes some are going to say NOT SAFE TO USE IN ENCLOSED CAB.
    I used mine one day 8a-8pm .never felt sick , sleeping or anything else anyone might come up with...I admit your cab may be a little more airtight that mine.
    Not only does it help clean windshield heats the cab also.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails heater (600 x 450).jpg   closeup of heater.JPG  
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    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

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    I have a Curtis cab on our Gator and tried one of the little electric heaters linked above. As ET said, junk. I think you could get more useful heat by holding a flashlight against the inside of the windshield than you do from that heater.

    Curtis offers an electric heater/ defroster for the Gator cab, but I believe it runs somewhere around $140-150.00.
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    Thats interesting...I would have thought you needed to go in the other direction. Less heat on the windshield. If its close to the outside temp the elements won't stick to it. It won't freeze up. I find in my "Big Truck" the colder I keep the windshield the less ice build up...as well as the constant baking on of road salt. Once the windshield gets too warm you can pretty much go through a gallon of windshield washer fluid in a day.

    Have you tried using the heater a little less? If thats possible... Or can it be directed?
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    I have a Curtis Cab with a heater from Curtis that is mounted on rightside just below the windshield. Had same problem with inside fogging up. Got a small 12V fan to plug into cig outlet and mounted it on roof to circulate the air .

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    With my original cab , have a heater on right side , took the outer cover off heater . Looked under neath to see where I could have some clearance. Cut a 3/4" hole ,using 3/4" plastic fittings and short length of pipe plugging off one end , drilled some 1/4" holes across top of pipe laying at base of windshield. connected pipe from windshield down to heater cover . Windshield defroster. A few times today the outside of windshield would cover over and wiper couldn't keep up but a minute later could see ,it melted off and could see again.
    Photo isn't the one in 1026 but you can see the pipe under the windshield and connected to heater. Click image for larger version. 

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    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

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