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    Small heater for soft cab

    I have a hardtop+ windshield, and soft side

    I usualy dont have trouble with fogging on my. Windshield. But ben temps get between 0c and -10 and the snow get on the windshield i get some minor fogging

    Im looking for something that i will barely use 4-5 time in the winter.

    The tractor is always store in a heater garage

    I was thinking a 12v heater, i dont want to mess with coolant line

    Any input/models/comments
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    Interested also. I have the OTC and put the heater in that came with it. It is very disappointing as I thought it would be. Only 300 watts.

    I will probably go with a water heater with disconnects so I can remove it in the warmer months but if there is a electric option that will work, I'm in.
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    I'm guessing unless el heater is over 5-750 watts it not going to help very much. For me I found a heater core with blower for a different brand tractor works great.
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    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    I'm guessing unless el heater is over 5-750 watts it not going to help very much. For me I found a heater core with blower for a different brand tractor works great.
    Got any pics of your setup?

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    If you are interested in just preventing fogging, a small/300Watt heater blowing on your window/s would do the job.

    Focus on something to warm the surface/s of the problem windows, not heat the whole cab.

    I have a 300 watt heater for my softcab. I never use it anymore and find the tractor itself provides more residual heat warming the cab than the heater ever did (i.e. I stopped using it and never noticed the difference). I have enough air exchange that fogging isn't much of an issue unless snow directly accumulates on the window surfaces and then its only in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveX730 View Post
    Got any pics of your setup?
    At present time NO, but I can either tomorrow or Wed.
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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'm very interested in people's setups for anti-fog. I have used my new OTC a few times now in pretty cold weather and it fogs/freezes on the inside of the glass. Very frustrating. The engine does heat the cab slightly but not enough to keep the windshield from fogging.

    Others have pointed out that the stock alternator isn't strong enough for a most 12v heaters. I really don't want to upgrade my alternator and I definitely don't want to do a heat exchanger as I probably will remove the cab in the summer.

    Would a simple fan blowing air across the windshield help at all or does it need to be warm?
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    Cooks me right outta my cab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineguy77 View Post
    Cooks me right outta my cab
    Ok I want one. Could you provide the details on the unit. Exactly what I’m looking for
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    That unit looks like this?: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Curtis-Tuck...-/122879105957

    if so... yeah, no... that's freaking expensive.
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