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Old 01-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hello All,
I have see references around this website/forum about magnetic 1500 watt heaters that you stick onto the oil pan of your tractor and use that cold weather block heater. The largest I can find is 300 watts, can someone send me a link to one of these 1500 watters?
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Adam.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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I'm seeing the same thing you are finding.
If you think about it, 1500 Watts is about the same as a burner on an electric stove. Would you really want to leave that "on" under a pan of oil?

I've seem some higher Wattage "frost-plug" heaters. There, there is no fire hazard, and the circulation of the water would spread the heat around.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Totally get what you're saying, but magnetic heaters that I have found have had a thermostat control.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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I installed a Kubota block heater ($40) and really like the way it works recommend it highly.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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I too have a block heater. I set it up on a digital timer that I got at lowes. Works great, I have it go on every morning In time for me to clear the drive before work. Also goes on just before I get home. It really heats the entire engine even in below zero temps.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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I have had many diesel tractors and the block heater is the way to go. I now have them on my BX2230 and new M7040. They start just like in the summer.

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