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  1. Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Can anyone tell me if I am installing a block heater in my JD 1025R, do I have to drain radiator fluid first or can I pop out the block cap and install the heater plug/bracket without draining? Is there fluid sitting behind the cap while engine is off? Forgive me if this is a dumb question.
  2. General Tractor Operation and Ownership
    I’m curious of where and what temperature a block heater is necessary. Today in southern ky it is 15 degrees. I set the 1025 at 1/4 throttle, run 1 glow cycle and it only cough 2 puffs of white smoke and was smooth running in 5 seconds. That’s absolutely amazing to me. I do have treated...
  3. Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Installed a block heater in the 4200 earlier this week. Plugged it in for a few hours and it clearly is working - the temperature gauge registers higher when the key is in the on position. A few lessons: Draining the radiator does not drain the engine block - the lower hose from the radiator...
  4. Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    I didn't see this issue covered when I searched the forum, so I thought I'd try to help some of you save some $$. Living in the Minnesota tundra, especially10 during the recent polar vortex followed by heavy snow, a block heater is a necessity. As long as I plug it in a little while before I...
  5. Large Frame Compact Utility Tractors (LCUT)
    Going to put a block heater in my tractor but I need to move a "Suction Tube Manifold" hose before i can get to the drain plug to remove it. Here is a pic of said hose, has anyone ever taken one off before? What should I expect as far as fluid loss......or any other surprises that i may not be...
  6. Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Good Evening Everyone, I have a MY2013 1025R. No matter the temperature the glow plug circuit on the Yanmar built engine only lights up for approximately 6 seconds. Even below 0 degrees F. I have read on the Yanmar site that they usually time them at 15 seconds. Please time how long your glow...
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