For all you cold weather 105R owners - This will be my first winter using the new 1025r tractor to move driveway snow. Have never owned a diesel engine before and was wondering what I need to prep for when running it in the winter.
It will be stored in a non-heated garage/shed. Temperatures can get very cold -20F from time to time, but usually run +20F - -5F (5F - -25F wind chill) from December to February. Will only be used to remove larger snow falls using a blade, no blower.
Do I need to put a fuel additive in the tank? If so what brand.
It came with an engine heater, assume I plug this in and wait for some time (15 minutes?) then start it
Cover the radiator to control cold air flow?
Battery Tender - keep it plugged in.
Tire Chains, rear only?
Has break-in oil (15 hours on engine), so no plans to change it now
What am I missing?