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    How long can the SCUT sit without cranking?

    Do I need to run it till it heats up and move the hydro oils around a bit one a week, month, twice a year?
    Rain has kept me off for two weeks at a time and I'm sure within a year or 2 after I straighten my 4 acres of land i won't be getting on near as much.
    So was just curious how long it can sit without problems. And is starting it till it heats up enough? Or do I need to plan on running it around the driveways while it heats up?
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    I used to have a Mustang GT. Used to start it once a month. Definately no clatter in engine. Once a month is good for battery too. 2 weeks is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegreenmachine View Post
    Do I need to run it till it heats up and move the hydro oils around a bit one a week, month, twice a year?
    Rain has kept me off for two weeks at a time and I'm sure within a year or 2 after I straighten my 4 acres of land i won't be getting on near as much.
    So was just curious how long it can sit without problems. And is starting it till it heats up enough? Or do I need to plan on running it around the driveways while it heats up?
    I would say not to let it sit more than 5 years. You'll need to pull the battery and get the tires off the ground and partially deflate as well for storage that long. My 1023e sat for 6-7 months and started/ran with 0 problems a on two occasions, no storage prep.
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    While not specific to SCUT's - I will go for longer times like that in spring and fall between mowing and plowing season. I try to run it once a month - warm up and drive around flexing the loader and 3 -point hitch. If for nothing else just to get the fluids flowing through the system and keep any seals from drying out.
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    We have equipment that gets used for about two months a year and then parked with nothing special done to it. Heck, even my 5320 may sit for a few weeks or a month between uses during the right time of year.
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    I store my tractors in an enclosed building. In the past, I have had tractors set for 2 or 3 months with out being started. I start them when I need them.
    I know some grain farmers that their tractors will set for 5 or 6 months between startups.
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    I found a 425 that's been sitting in a barn for 10 years, jump started it off my truck, inflated tires and it ran like the day it was parked.
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    Using a battery tender never hurts. Treet the fuel with some kind of additive.
    Don't just start it for a few minutes. If you start it be sure to warm it up good. Best way is actually using it.

    Rodents are another problem to watch out for. They will destroy it quicker than anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    Using a battery tender near hurts. Treet the fuel with some kind of additive.
    Don't just start it for a few minutes. If you start it be sure to warm it up good. Best way is actually using it.

    Rodents are another problem to watch out for. They will destroy it quicker than anything.
    I do leave mine on the trickle charger all winter since we do not have enough snowfall to justify snow plowing.
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    Awesome. I won't have any problem at all running it once a month. I was just curious. If there was a time to run it to make it last the longest/years
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