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    Coolant or Engine Block Heater?

    Which would you rather buy? Does anyone run both? Coolant vs Engine block heaters? Does anyone make a hydraulic line heater?

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    I went with an engine block heater, have yet to use it as it was installed 2 months ago....had tractor 5 years here in CT and never had a issue with starting. have kept in unheated shed, and when needed w/ winter at its coldest, put a blanket over it and small heater under it pre start. think block heater is safer way to go. Having said all that, I don't have to deal w/ the temps you do.....I did use a thread on this forum as a guide to install, was easy to follow and very well written. If you go that route I will attempt to find it again. Good luck w/ your decision.
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    I had a block heater installed on my 1025r before delivery in 2013.
    I had one on my 2305 before that.
    Tractors start easier, cab heater works faster, I usually plug it in at least 1/2 hour before starting.
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    Engine block heater is far the best way to go, you should not need the coolant heater with the block heater, I assume you mean radiator hose heater when you say coolant, as they both heat the coolant system only the block heater heats it in the engine block which will transfer the heat to the oil also if plugged in long enough. We have used block heaters on the tractors and skid loaders on the farm since the mid 60's. As far as hyd. System heater we have never used this guess not sure if available. There is a excellent thread on Instalation of a block heater for the 1025R with pics.

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    I have had my 1025R for little under a month now. The dealer automatically put on the quote to install the engine block heater - AR87167 with needed adapter AM134805. I am also in MN, so I thought this would be nice to have right away for winter. I have been plugging it in about an hour before I plan to use it and it seems the tractor starts much happier- little smoke, smooth idle, etc.

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    I think both the coolant and block heaters will work just fine. They'll both heat the block up which, in turn should warm both the coolant and oil. You get to the same end either way.

    I prefer to use a magnetic block heater just because I'm not adding anything to the engine. No additional places for leaks and less chance of me doing something stupid that might kill my machine. (Not that I've ever done anything stupid before... much. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    I think both the coolant and block heaters will work just fine. They'll both heat the block up which, in turn should warm both the coolant and oil. You get to the same end either way.

    I prefer to use a magnetic block heater just because I'm not adding anything to the engine. No additional places for leaks and less chance of me doing something stupid that might kill my machine. (Not that I've ever done anything stupid before... much. )

    Thanks to everyone. Jim, do you have a link to the one that you use? Right now the JD sits in the attached garage with heated floors (50 deg) but it may be moving to a utility shed soon. I do like the idea of a magnetic one, if the tractor doesn't get moved to the utility shed, it will need to do overnights in unheated garages off site.
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    Years ago I had a magnetic heater which worked good, was handy to put on any oil pan of something sitting out in sub zero weather. Didn't heat the coolant but really helped get the oil flowing quickly.


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    I picked up a Kat's 1160 300-watt unit. Same company make a couple of other sizes as well.
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    Brrrtend to add some video rr

    I bought the block heater early this spring, despite not experiencing much of a problem starting at -15 degrees last year. I just wanted to be "nicer" to her this year. I intend to add some video of the installation process in the next month or so.
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